20 kms through Dublin
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While arguably still in the shadow of the famous Liffey, the Dodder happens to be the largest of Dublin's hidden rivers. The Dodder snakes through the southern part of the city, opening up at Dodder Valley Park and reaching the sea at Merrion Strand. There are pleasant walks along the river in Milltown and you can appreciate a waterfall from the comfort of the Dropping Well pub on Milltown Road. For those interested in fishing, the best spots can be found between Firhouse and Ballsbridge; access to the river is best from public parks. Sea trout and brown trout are plentiful here and membership cards can be obtained from most fishing tackle shops in the city centre.