Otherwise known as “Silicon Docks”, Dublin’s Tech Quarter can be found in the Grand Canal Dock area of the city. With global giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter sharing space with Irish and lesser-known international tech companies, this area is a veritable who’s who of the digital age. A once run-down and derelict part of the city, it’s been revitalised with the development of offices, apartments and great places to eat and socialise. This once quiet spot is now buzzing with hard-working, hard-playing people enjoying Dublin’s reign as Europe’s tech headquarters.
Even if you’re a Luddite with no interest in the Facebooks of this world, the area’s refurbishment makes it worth a visit alone. Stunning buildings, modern art, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and activities like stand-up paddle boarding make this a place for everyone to see. For one of Dublin’s finest cups of coffee pay a visit to 3FE or if you fancy a stylish cocktail, take the lift to the rooftop bar in The Marker Hotel and enjoy stunning views while sipping on a Watermelon Martini. If your budget doesn’t stretch to The Marker, grab a quick lunch at nearby KC Peaches and watch the world go by.