My Memories about the Brilliant River Liffey

The River Liffey is located in Dublin, Ireland. It flows through the
centre of Dublin. The mouth of the river is at the Irish Sea. Around 60%
of the Liffey’s flow is used for drinking water. Guinness used to use
boats to deliver barrels of Guinness and these boats started their
journey at the Liffey. However, the water for the Guinness does not
come from the Liffey, it comes from the Wicklow Mountains. I chose
the River Liffey because it is the river, I see the most. They use the River
Liffey on New Year’s for water shows and stunts. These are all things
that I enjoy and have interest in about the Liffey. I also have a memory
or two about the River Liffey. My first memory was when I drove down
to the River Liffey and watched the Flight Fest which featured 35
different aircrafts flying over the River Liffey which included a plane
from World War 2 and a British Airways Airbus A380 which was cool.
Another memory was when I was at the New Year’s Festival with the
Customs House and the Liffey at either side of me and a band on the
stage straight ahead of me. Another memory which I have just
remembered is when I went to St Stephen’s Green to do the Viking
Splash tour which is a tour which tells you about the history of the
buildings in Dublin when the Vikings were in Ireland. The tour
guide/driver was called Anto and he was funny. We drove through
Dublin until we came to a docks at the Grand Canal (which is
connected to the River Liffey) and we got lifejackets and the vehicle
which was made to look like a Viking boat got inflatable large floats at
either side then we went into the Grand Canal and saw the Google
offices and a few other cool and interesting buildings and landmarks
that were also owned by Google in that area and then we came out of
the water, drove to St Stephen’s Green and then went home. The earliest stone bridge over the Liffey was the Bridge of Dublin. It was built by the Dominicans in 1428. There are now 3 footbridges in the city; the Millennium Bridge, the Seán O’Casey Bridge and the Ha’penny Bridge. The oldest bridge still standing is the Mellows Bridge. It was built in 1764 after the Arran Bridge was destroyed by floods in 1763. The first iron bridge was the elegant Ha’penny Bridge built in 1816. The newest bridge is the Samuel Beckett Bridge opened in December 2009. It is a suspension bridge, it can move to allow river traffic to pass. A bridge outside of Dublin is called the Liffey Bridge in Celbridge. This bridge is named after the Liffey and the Liffey flows through that bridge. I also find it interesting that the River Liffey somewhat connects to the Grand and Royal Canal which connects to the Shannon which means the Shannon is connected with the Liffey.