River Dodder, Dublin

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The River Dodder is one of the three main rivers in Dublin, Ireland, the others being the Liffey, of which the Dodder is the largest tributary, and the Tolka.
The Dodder rises on the northern slopes of Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains, and is formed from several streams. The headwaters flow from Kippure Ridge, and include, and are often mapped solely as, Tromanallison (Allison's Brook), which is then joined by Mareen's Brook, including the Cataract of the Brown Rowan, and then the combined flow meeting the Cot and Slade Brooks.
In the river's valley at Glenasmole are the two Bohernabreena Reservoirs, a major part of the Dublin water supply system.
The Dodder is 26km long. It passes the Dublin suburbs of Tallaght and then Firhouse, travels through Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Rathgar, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge, and enters the Liffey near Ringsend, along with the Grand Canal, at Grand Canal Dock.
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  • Close to Dublin this is a very nice stroll from Rathfarnham to Bohernabreena . On the way we stopped at Speakers in Firhouse where we had beers and a snack  more »
  • We revisited the River Dodder at the weekend but this time starting at the River Liffey and walking towards Clonskeagh. A wonderfully peaceful walk on a mild day with plenty of wildlife and wild flowe...  more »
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  • A beautiful river. There are some lovely walks through Dodder valley Park.
  • Lovely river. Nice stretch to walk and always a couple of trout around. Can be quite snaggy in places and be careful of all the over hanging trees , there's probably hundreds of euro worth of gear stuck up in the trees from me alone xD there are currently some young foxes around the lower dodder road. And a pair of kingfisher that like to hang around that end too.
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