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Dublin's urban beach

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If a few days ago our David talked about the river beach enjoyed by Parisians, today it's my turn to talk about another urban beach of tiny size and in a place as little obvious as the financial center of Dublin.

Although the Irish capital enjoys good beaches, freezing water, a few kilometers away from its iconic and classic Trinity College, or the modern Spire, one of the attractions of this summer is being seen dressed executives and brokers passing by pale, or red, sun worshipers, motionless on sun loungers while their offspring play with the sand, on a large floating platform, anchored in the center of Spencer Dock.

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, has been leading a process to regenerate the East Side of Dublin socially, economically and physically. This area, which at the beginning was home to more than 17,500 people among whom the unemployment rate was an average of 30% and only 35% of the children attended class in the last year of secondary school.

Gradually it is getting the area to stop representing in everyone's mind as an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabandoned docks and buildings, proceeding to the construction of luxury homes, with views over the River Liffey, shopping centers, an extension of the line red streetcar, LUAS, and another series of measures to refloat this depressed neighborhood.

Among these measures are the celebration of music festivals, weekly markets, art exhibitions and, between July 4 and 20, the Urban Beach, Urban Beach. There you can enjoy mini-golf, pedal boats, connect 4 and giant chess, volleyball, yoga sessions, playground, tango evenings and salsa ...

Of course, it is always better when the weather is good, and that, in summer, is never guaranteed in Ireland!

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