O1434 : Father Mathew Bridge

taken 2 years ago, near to New Kilmainham, Mountjoy, Phibsborough, Islandbridge and Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Father Mathew Bridge
Father Mathew Bridge
Father Mathew Bridge

Father Mathew Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, and joining Merchants Quay to Church Street and the north quays. It is approximately on the site of the original, and for many years only, Bridge of Dublin, dating back to the 11th century.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Dublin Bridge was replaced by a three-span, elliptical arch stone bridge. Designed by George Knowles (who also designed O'Donovan Rossa Bridge and Lucan Bridge), the bridge was opened in 1818 as Whitworth Bridge, for Charles, Earl of Whitworth, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
As with many other Dublin bridges (particularly those named for British peers), the bridge was renamed following independence by the Free State as Dublin Bridge in the 1920s.
In line with another, later, Dublin tradition of naming bridges for temperance campaigners, the bridge was renamed again in 1938 for Father Theobald Mathew (the Apostle of Temperance) who was born at Thomastown near Golden, County Tipperary.

River Liffey

The River Liffey flows through the centre of Dublin. Its major tributaries include the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac. The river supplies much of Dublin's water and a range of recreational activities. It rises in The Wicklow Mountains and flows 125km.

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 148 341 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7312N 6:16.5480W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 149 341
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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