Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

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Grand Canal Dock is an area near the city centre of Dublin, in the easternmost part of Dublin 2 and the westernmost part of Ringsend in Dublin 4, surrounding the Grand Canal Docks, an enclosed harbour or docking area between the River Liffey and the Grand Canal. Since 2000 the area has undergone significant redevelopment as part of the Dublin Docklands area redevelopment project.
The Grand Canal Dock area is somewhat disputed. It is generally understood to be bounded by the Liffey to the north, South Lotts Road to the east, Grand Canal Street to the south and Macken Street to the west . Grand Canal Dock contains Grand Canal Dock railway station, the national Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, the U2 Tower site, and a number of notable buildings.
The area has been dubbed "Silicon Docks" as it has become an extremely popular location for high-tech multinationals such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Airbnb, and more.
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  • Nice and modern pier built around the Great Canal Dublin. It is full of bars, cafés and restaurants.
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  • Grand Canal dock was opened in 1796 as a link between the salt water of the River Liffey and the fresh water of the Royal canal leading to the River Shannon and beyond. It is a beautiful piece of wate...  more »
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