This is our third day in Dublin, and it has been raining most of the time. The place is full of tourists, so it's hard to get a feel for what may have been the real Dublin. and yes we are part of the problem. Today we found a good pub though, that seemed quite real and not the show and fanfare of the Temple Bar district. We went to Trinity College and had a look at the Book of Kells from 800 AD and the Long Hall, which were really quite fabulous. I was thinking that Dublin was quite souless until we went there.
Also saw the memorial to Oscar Wilde, which we thought was quite befitting to his character. The literary side of Dublin is so much more interesting than bars and souvenier shops with all things green.
This is outside St Patrick's Cathedral.