GRAND CANAL DOCK FEBRUARY 2019
Grand Canal Dock is a Southside area near the city centre of Dublin, Ireland. It is located on the border of eastern Dublin 2 and the westernmost part of Ringsend in Dublin 4, surrounding the Grand Canal Docks, an enclosed harbour where the Grand Canal comes to the River Liffey. The area has undergone significant redevelopment since 2000, as part of the Dublin Docklands area redevelopment project.
The area has been dubbed "Silicon Docks" (a reference to Silicon Valley) as it has become an extremely popular location for high-tech multinationals such as Google, Facebook,Twitter,Linkedin to name but a few Airbnb.
The definition of the Grand Canal Dock area is not precisely defined but it is generally understood to be bounded by the Liffey to the north, South Lotts Road to the east (or Barrow Street if separating South Lotts as its own area), Grand Canal Street to the south and Macken Street to the west (although some maps show the area including as far west as the corner of Leeson Street and Fitzwilliam Place). Grand Canal Dock contains Grand Canal Dock railway station (also known as Barrow Street Station), the national Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, the U2 Tower site [has not gone ahead], and a number of notable buildings.