8. Explore the Tech Quarter
You’re here for the Tech Summit so it’s safe to assume you’re eager to see what the noise about Dublin’s digital revolution is all about. Otherwise known as “Silicon Docks”, Dublin’s Tech Quarter can be found in the Grand Canal Dock area (just across the river, in each reach of the Convention Centre Dublin) and with global giants sharing space with Irish tech companies, this area is a veritable who’s who of the digital age. A once run-down 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, as this illustrated map will show.
Stunning buildings, modern art and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre make this a place for everyone to see. 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, or alternatively, grab a quick lunch at nearby KC Peaches and watch the world go by.