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Starbucks City Mug Dublin - Ha\'penny Bridge

Dublin,Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, meaning "town of the hurdled ford", is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning "black pool". Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century; it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. Dublin entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800, but it remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland. Similar to the cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford—Dublin is administered separately from its respective County with its own City Council. It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.

The Ha'penny Bridge, known later for a time as the Penny Ha'penny Bridge, and officially the Liffey Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. Made of cast iron, the bridge was cast at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England. Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha'penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match the charges levied by the ferries it replaced. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be "objectionable" within its first year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city. The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha'penny (one and a half pence), but was eventually dropped in 1919. While the toll was in operation, there were turnstiles at either end the bridge.

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edited by mobydick74

  Ireland, Dublin, 08 Icon Edition, MIC, MIT, MIC/MIT

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LondonCollector27   29 Sep 2012

This mug has bee discontinued pending a redesign. I visited 8 stores in August 2012 to no avail.

boizerking   15 Oct 2012

Are we positive that this mug is really no longer available and going to be replaced? Does anyone have updates?

rinsel   16 Oct 2012

No, it is back in stores. I got 2 of them sent last week.

Luux   08 Dec 2013

I would like to get this Mug. I can trade it for the 08 Series City Mug of Den Haag and the Country Mug of the Netherlands

blueneongirl   27 Jan 2014

I will be traveling to Ireland in April 2014. I will be looking for Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Ha’penny Bridge Dublin mugs. If anyone is interested in obtaining these mugs, please let me know and I can try to get one for you also. Nicole

blueneongirl   25 Apr 2014

I acquired an extra '08 Icon 16 oz mug for Ireland, Dublin, Northern Ireland, & Belfast on my journey this past week. I also have Costa Rica, Edinburgh, Singapore red Merlion available. I am looking to trade for Harbin, Las Vegas, Athens, Morocco, Lisboa, Lucerne, Wales, Seville, Waikiki, or Toronto. Please message me if interested.

elle   13 May 2014

I have extra mugs 2008 global icon edition: germany, madrid, thailand, phuket, bangkok, pattaya, chiang mai, china, macao and hong kong.
i accept all 2008 global icon edition
if someone is interested to trade one or more mug please email me at:
thanks to all muggers/traders

Arpeggios   06 May 2015

I have one of these Dublin Mugs (same design as pictured) but it is used - I am looking to trade it for Vancouver Island, San Diego, or Canada (same series). Any condition is fine, as noted the Dublin mug has been used though it is in like new condition, and I am not a serious collector. Willing to sell.

you can email me: blumchen at gmail dot com