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.
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.