Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Liffey Descent Ireland. For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city
Every Autumn the River Liffey's waters are raised by a controlled flooding allowing a long distance canoe race to ride the rapids.
The Liffey Descent 2013 will be held on 28th September starting at 12 noon. Follow the canoeists as they navigate the weirs along the river Liffey in the 2012 descent.
Over the Weir
The canoe race starts up river of Straffan and continues for 28 kilometres to Island Bridge.
The weir at Lucan is V shaped, the easier approach is on the right, with the main flow and a high drop on the left.
The event is usually held in September on the week end that the ESB - Electric Supply Company floods the river.