We arrived in Dublin after a touring car trip from Kilarney . Dublin is a busy but friendly place. Temple bar district is everything you hear about it. Lively at night with music spilling into the streets at night. Temple Bar in particular had a kick [-] band that rocked the house. The patrons wouldn't allow them to stop for the night and insisted on three more songs. The food is okay and very Irish. Don't stay south of the Levy. Lots to see north of the Levy as well. Great shopping. Only negative is that the tourists are plenty and streets are conjested with people and cars. We visited the usual sites ie: Book of Kells -well worth it. We took the hop on hop off bus and ended up at the Guiness Brewery. Free beer at the top of the brewery and an incredible view of the city. Church of Christ over 1,000 yrs old and very facinating with underground tunnels etc. Grafton St. was fun with lots of shopping and neat pubs. Again- crowded. Our last night we purchased tickets for Riverdance. A great way to end the trip. Some of the cast are still the orginal members from the first tour. Our hotel was very unusual, located across from Trinity college the Capital . Hotel is very eclectic and you feel like you are Alice in Wonderland. Small rooms and no airconditioning. But Dublin is cool at night so you don't need it. Restaurant had nightly specials and worth staying in to eat . Dublin is worth visitng but don't forget the countryside of Ireland. Unbelievable scenery. We put on 1,000. miles and loved every minute of the seaside views and villages. Had a blast.