In general I like going around the Dublin Docklands and this is one of the most popular Dockland areas, which is why I want to share this spot with you.
George’s Dock is the closest Dockland to O’Connell Street. However many tourists will still miss it.
There is a bit of grass in the IFSC to relax on and many benches around the Dock.
There is also the Triumphal Arch and a small bridge. For some reason I like that bridge, I couldn’t tell you why.
The Dock becomes the venue for the Oktoberfest, usually during the last two weeks of September. It gets really busy and there can be very long queues if you arrive late.
There are many restaurants and cafes in the area, many of them in the CHQ Building, which also hosts a crafts and food/”sweet threats” market every first Friday of each month from 11:00. Please note that some sellers leave as early as 15:00.
The CHQ Building also has one of Dublin’s most popular and newest attractions, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, which opened in 2016.
If you like this place, I also suggest you have a walk around the Grand Canal Square, which is a more modern looking Dockland and also very popular.