a river in the E Republic of Ireland, flowing NW and NE from County Wicklow into Dublin Bay. 50 miles (81 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for liffey

Historical Examples of liffey

  • One of them tried a cotton-mill on the Liffey, and they burned him down.

  • I've made ten thousand or so, and every time I do that Liffey's welcome to an article.

  • She knew nothing of the letter save what Liffey had told her.

  • His profit was good, though not what it had been going to reach but for Liffey's article.

  • I was with him one day and he bought a book from an old one in Liffey street for two bob.


    James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for liffey



a river in E Republic of Ireland, rising in the Wicklow Mountains and flowing west, then northeast through Dublin into Dublin Bay. Length: 80 km (50 miles)
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