The River Poddle, Dublin

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The River Poddle is a river in County Dublin in Ireland. The city of Dublin is named after a "dark pool" that was once on its course. It rises in the Cookstown area, north of Tallaght, and flows into the River Liffey in the centre of Dublin.CourseOriginsThe Poddle begins as the Tymon River in the Cookstown area northwest of Tallaght village, near the site of Fettercairn House, and flows east, through Tymon North, and northeast, forming the northern border of Templeogue, towards Greenhills. Additional ponds were added to its course when Tymon Park was formed in the 1980s and 1990s. The river flows from Greenhills into Kimmage, where it used to receive an artificial stream from the direction of Templeogue. This, the City Watercourse, carried water from the River Dodder extracted at Balrothery Weir.City WatercourseThe Poddle's modest volume was increased for over 700 years by the significant addition of water diverted from the River Dodder at the great weir at Balrothery, north of Firhouse, and carried by the three-kilometre first section of the City Watercourse. The ancient watercourse wasThe TongueThe river is split at "The Tongue" at Mount Argus monastery in Harold's Cross, with one third of the flow forming the second section of the City Watercourse, heading for Crumlin Road and Dolphin's Barn, and two thirds continuing along a form of the original river bed. In the 1990s, changes were made in the Kimmage area, including the addition of a large fountain to the river.
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  • It is one of the two rivers at the intersection of which Dublin ever arose and therefore of historical value, because it is in contrast to the Liffey mainly runs underground today, however, there is little known and little to see.
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  • Ventilating the basement but suddenly, near Temple Bar, emerges in the Liffey and you can see. This would have been the original settlement of the Vikings and here would take the town, it's worth stopping for a second
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  • Whoever gave this river only 1 star needs to take a serious look at themselves!!
  • Splendid river, underground but marvellous nevertheless.
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