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The River Dodder (An Dothra in Irish)) rises on the northern slopes of Kippure in the Dublin Mountains. From there it flows for some 20 km through Tallaght and the Dublin suburbs of Templeogue, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge before entering the Liffey at Ringsend. Tallaght (Tamhlacht in Irish) is a large suburban area in the administrative county of South Dublin, Ireland. ... Dublins Hapenny Bridge. ... Templeogue (Teach Mealóg in Irish) is a suburb of southwest Dublin City, Ireland. ... Milltown is the name of several locations: In the United States of America: Milltown, Indiana Milltown, New Jersey Milltown, South Dakota Milltown, Wisconsin Milltown (town), Wisconsin In Ireland: Milltown, County Kerry Milltown, Dublin, a station on the LUAS light rail system, just after the Milltown Viaduct. ... Clonskeagh or Clonskea (Irish Cluain Sceach, meadow of the whitethorn), is a suburb of Dublin in the north of county Dun Laoghaire_Rathdown in the Republic of Ireland. ... Donnybrook (Irish Domhnach Broc, meaning Church of [Saint] Broc) is a district of Dublin, Ireland. ... Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin Ireland, is named for the bridge spanning the River Dodder on the south side of the city. ... The River Liffey flows through Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. ... Ringsend is a suburb of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. ...

See also: List of rivers in Ireland to catch sea trout on this river it is best fished in september at night when the river is in spate

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Dodder - a plant parasite - Cuscuta Grammica Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Tri River Area (789 words)
Dodder is classified as a member of the Morning-Glory Family (Convolvulaceae) in older references, and as a member of the Dodder Family (Cuscutaceae) in the more recent publications.
Dodder is particularly troublesome where alfalfa, clover and onion are grown for seed because dodder seed is difficult to remove from the desired seed crop and can be spread with infested seed.
Dodder seed can be spread by irrigation water, in the manures of livestock that have eaten infested alfalfa, or along with the seed of crops that were infested with dodder.
Ringsend Port and Pidgeon's House (1640 words)
For a time the river was constrained to return from "its perverse course" to its original channel, but later on, as maps of the period show, the river broke bounds again, and gave necessity for a temporary wooden bridge as well as the permanent stone one.
Owing to the spreading of the Dodder at its mouth these cars, which were of most primitive construction, were able to cross the river at low water, and flew over the sands between Ringsend and Lazar Hill, now Townsend Street, without waiting to consider whether bridges were available.
As it was seen that it would be useless to deepen the mouth of the river unless measures were taken to prevent the influx of sand from the coast to the south of Ringsend, the construction of a barrier, where the South Wall now runs, was undertaken at a very early stage of the work.
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