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A pint of the black stuff, a cosy pub, some folk music and a shamrock. That green-tinted view of Dublin can be great craic, but this is also a thrilling modern city, awash with shine, design and general pizazz. Behind those famed Georgian doorways, the Fair City is a creative, energetic place with a young population thirsty for innovation and social change. When you want something a bit more modern, a bit more cool, try our guide to the best of contemporary Dublin.

Grand Canal Dock, Dublin is in one of the city's regenerated neighbourhoods © Mark Stewart / Skramshots.com / Getty

Long loved by tourists, Temple Bar is now developing a reputation as a hub for innovative designers © Walter Bibikow / Getty Images

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