The Dublin Docklands has undergone extensive change and renewal in the past few years with a series of high-end developments springing up on both sides of the Liffey. The focal point of the area is undoubtedly the O2 Arena, which plays host to both national and international tours on a weekly basis. The Point Village surrounds it with a wide range of exciting new shopping and eating facilities.
Meanwhile Grand Canal Dock has seen widespread regeneration with new, modern apartment blocks and the nearby Bord Gáis Theatre providing a new space for concerts and theatre from around the globe.
While the Docklands suffered a lot from the economic recession an influx of gig businesses such as Google have recently set up shop near the banks of the Liffey and the walkways that line it are always littered with young professionals getting lunch. Taking a walk along the Docklands gives an insight into the effects of the recession while displaying the progress that has been made in its wake.