Beautiful Dublin Images by Joe & Penny Houghton

The beautiful and ancient city of Dublin is a jewel in Ireland's bountiful heritage of wonderful places. The river Liffey flows through the heart of this vibrant city, and as night falls, the colours come alive in a way unmatched by day...

Dublin by night...

This set of images are some of our favourites from our Dublin night shots. We hope you enjoy them, and would be happy to talk to you if you are interested in purchasing any of them for prints or canvases. They can all be adjusted for sizing to whatever format you prefer.

The River Liffey flows under the O'Donovan Rossa Bridge with the Four Courts behind
Night buses crossing O'Connell Street bridge
The Ha'Penny Bridge on a misty night...
Sunset by the Four Courts
Ghostly figures on Ha'Penny Bridge

Ha'Penny Bridge is one of Dublin's iconic locations, and millions have crossed its delicate ironwork span which joins North Dublin to Temple Bar on the South Bank. When first erected in 1816, turnstiles each end collected the ha'penny toll required for the crossing. Never officially called the Ha'Penny Bridge, it was originally The Wellington Bridge, named for the British General, but in 1922 was renamed The Liffey Bridge. Whatever it's really named, no-one ever uses that designation outside officialdom!

Calatrava's Beckett Bridge points towards the colourful Dublin Convention Centre, all reflected in the black waters of the river Liffey
The Dublin Spire lit by the trails of a passing bus, with the historic General Post Office on the right

The shot above, looking South down O'Connell Street, is no longer possible, as the much beloved Clery's department store, illuminated and with flags flying just to the left of the Spire, closed down in 2015. Many meetings in town have been set under Clery's clock over the years...

A grab shot driving home along the Quays late one afternoon. Sun was behind the buildings so the sihouette was strong, and some post process vignetting and mono conversion added to the effect.
Looking towards the city centre, the converging lines move the eye through the image
At night, a 30 sec exposure turns the water silky smooth ...
... or a faster shutter speed gives sharper reflections

The Customs House always looks great by night

Created By
Joe Houghton


All photos taken by Penny & Joe Houghton and available for purchase through We also run regular small group guided photo walks where you go home having taken shots like these yourself - just contact us or check the website for details of the next walk... Thanks for watching!

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