Grand Canal Dock
Grand Canal Dock
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Grand Canal Dock is located South of the River Liffey and is part of the regenerated Docklands area. There is a large area of water which would have been a large dock many years ago. Where there used to be wharves and warehouses there are now pubs, cafes, restaurants and a theatre.

There is a railway station at the south end of the dock which is served by the DART trains regularly going to Bray, Malahide, Howth and Connolly stations.

The dock is still there and when I was chilling out enjoying the atmosphere there were a couple of dragon boats charging across the water. There were plenty of people about and it was a really nice place to relax in the early evening.

It's definitely one of the trendier places to visit in Dublin.
Written 8 June 2024
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Tim Mc G
Dublin, Ireland298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Grand Canal Dock is great. There is The Bord Gais Energy Theatre which hosts lots of shows. Had a lovely meal in Milano’s in Grand Canal Dock and I loved that as well. There are lots of lovely restaurants and cafes in Grand Canal Dock and lots of available seating to enjoy the view. Would go again.
Written 2 June 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A stunning part of Dublin, where the grand canal meets the river liffey, the area is chockas full of condos and posh eateries, a lovely place to just hang out.
Written 18 January 2024
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Marcelo D
New York City, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Grand Canal Dock is one of the most beautiful areas of Dublin City. It has very nice restaurants and cafes. The view of the canal is beautiful.
Written 27 July 2023
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TipsfortheTop
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This has the potential to be a lovely area, but the sheer numbers of people drinking all along the river, is simply shocking. I saw one guy leaning onto the raised flowerbeds and throwing up, I looked away, stepped away as quickly as I could. Down beside Fresh supermarket - there is an alleyway with a wheelchair ramp and I saw 1 girl and two men urinating... The noise is incredible, the screaming and shouting, the restaurants are selling takeaway pints, and these plastic containers do not look recyclable... there are no toilet facilities, it is simply gross. It has the potential to be a lovely area but the ducks, swans, and herons (I think) are eating filth, the filth that does not make the bins. Zero social distance and no-one wearing masks... it is quite horrific. This is where Google, Facebook, and now Tik Tok, Air BnB, Indeed etc have European HQ/large offices in the Grand Canal Dock area. But the vast drinking and pollution is vile, and not apparent in any other European city. I would not recommend holidaying there. Or setting up a business there. The Covid incidence rates must be really high there, as no-one wears masks and there is zero social distancing. There is a 5 star hotel right in the square, the Marker hotel - maybe they should stay shut? Guests would be horrified if they saw this behaviour outside the hotel. There is also a theatre, for West End shows, but area feels so unsafe, I felt very unsafe and hated how this lovely area is being abused.
Written 10 May 2021
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Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India7,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Grand Canal Dock has nice views. There are lots of apartments, offices and cafes around and beautiful sites.
Written 7 November 2019
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The area around the dock has developed beautifully with high buildings- restaurants offices and apartments as well as the theatre. there is a real buzz about the place when the visitors are leaving the theatre.
Definiitely a good place to visit.
Written 28 October 2019
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Linda Dawn H
Toronto, Canada164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I took a long walk by the canal, photographing bridges, the river, the famine memorial and a famine ship at the dock.
Written 24 September 2019
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
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 water, used for water-skiing, paddleboarding, sailing (not very frequently). It is surrounded by tall buildings today.

P.S. The image of the famine victims adjoins the Liffey and not the Grand Canal Dock.
Written 8 February 2019
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Tonyclements
Margate, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Worth a visit if only to pay respects to the thousands who died. they are by the tall ship and emigration centre so there are other things to do as well.
Written 11 May 2018
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