DEAN SWIFT BRIDGE ON MOBI ROAD IN GLASNEVIN
I am willing to bet that many who cross this bridge are not aware that they are crossing a bridge.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, “Dean Swift”. A 2017 analysis of library holdings data revealed that Swift is the most popular Irish author, and that Gulliver’s Travels is the most widely held work of Irish literature in libraries globally.
For many years I thought that this bridge across the Tolka River was named Mobhi Bridge or Saint Mobi Bridge.
The River Tolka is one of Dublin’s three main rivers, flowing from County Meath to Fingal within the old County Dublin, and through the north of Dublin city. By flow of water, the Tolka is the second largest river in Dublin, following the Liffey, but runs more slowly than the Dodder.
Bridges over the Tolka:
Bridges over the River Tolka from the River Liffey to the northwest.
Bridge to East Point Business Park
John McCormack Bridge – R834
Dublin to Belfast railway line
Fairview Park Footbridge
Annesley Bridge – R105
Luke Kelly Bridge (Ballybough Bridge) – R803
Distillery Road Bridge [foot bridge]
Woodville Road Footbridge
Footbridge at Griffith Park
Dean Swift Bridge (St. Mobhi Bridge) [St. Mobhi Road]
Footbridge in Botanic Gardens
Tolka Bridge (Finglas Bridge)