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Dublin has survived wars, famines and most recently a devastating financial crisis, managing to reinvent itself after each fall. Today a visitor will find the city writing a new chapter of innovation and creativity. In lifting itself out of a crisis the city has more to offer than its list of many historical luminaries.

Tech giants like Google, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Twitter have made the aptly named Silicon Docks neighbourhood their home. Restaurateurs, hoteliers and entrepreneurs are pushing through boundaries that had confined them for nearly a decade.

You will find that the ubiquitous kindness of Dubliners is unmarred by the financial crisis, and if anything it is fortified by the proud spark of a city reinventing itself.

Words by Maria Alafouzou Photos by Tona Stell

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