Even though Dublin is relatively a flat city (the tallest building in Dublin – Capital Dock – is only 22 floors above the ground) there is some serious deficit of sunshine due to the constant overcast. Local people are usually on a hunt for these few last beams of sunshine, and Rosie Hackett Bridge is the last bastion of those in the evening. Everywhere else in the city streets and beer gardens are long gone in the shadow, but this bridge – which is still new to Dublin’s landscape – is still warming people up. The beautiful design and the colourful flowers between the comfortable benches during the golden hour make this place truly magical.
Even though it’s right in the middle of the city, it’s somehow private and quiet, yet only a 4 minutes’ walk from the Spire. There are many lovely, local cafeterias along both sides of the quays, which make it an absolutely perfect place to sit down with a sandwich while enjoying the last few moments of your busy day in Dublin with a sparkle and a glare of Irish sun before you hit the Temple Bar for its night-time glory.