The Liffey Walk Trail 2


David Brophy is a composer and the former Principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. His 10km Dublin based walk follows along the banks of the River Liffey


David Brophy

David leaves IMMA and walks to St. James’ Gate, the location of The Guinness Storehouse. David meets Fergus Brady an archivist, who recounts Guinness’s historical connections to the River Liffey. At the top of the Storehouse, David takes in the stunning panoramic views across Dublin city and beyond. David continues his walk through the Liberties, meeting John Menton a long time market stall holder. He then carries on to Dublin Castle, where he rests awhile in the peaceful Dubh Linn garden enclosed behind the Castle. David passes the well-known gates of Trinity College Dublin, home to scholars and the Book of Kells. David crosses over the Liffey, via the Samuel Beckett Bridge and admires Dublin’s contemporary skyline from this unique viewpoint. He passes the evocative Famine memorial sculptures on Custom House Quay and finally completes his journey by boat to The Point with Docker John Hawkins.

10km loop

Estimated time
2.5 - 3 hours

Terrain underfoot

Suitable for

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