Croke Park does more than big summer showdowns, however — the stadium tour and GAA Museum, bookable at €13.50/€8 for the two, can genuinely compete with the Nou Camp and Old Trafford Who doesn’t love St Stephen’s Green on a sunny day?
Everyone’s in great form, lolling on the grass, or feeding the ducks (some of whom have a suspiciously seagull-like appearance...).
Watch out for Not I, Samuel Beckett’s play for TV filmed by Neil Jordan and starring Julianne Moore.
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You’re welcome Finland meets Dublin’s fair city, and the results are sublime.
This collaboration between Eamonn O’Reilly (One Pico) and Finnish chef Mickael Viljanen opened in 2012 to fanfare and five-star reviews.
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The Book of Kells wows, but every Dubliner knows the crown jewel in Trinity College is its Old Library — an 18th-century, oak-shelved long room that could have apparated straight from the pages of Harry Potter.
On a good day, views range from Terminal 2 to the Sugarloaf.Naturally, the Green is best experienced with a treat in hand.Nearby, you’ll find Aungier Danger, purveyor of killer doughnuts (try the lemon poppy seed).Tracked Shipping: £5 // Royal Mail Next Day Delivery service when ordered before 2 pm (Monday-Friday.Please note that this service is valid only on business days, meaning this service can't be provided on Bank Holidays etc. All orders containing any nail liquid products such as Stamping Nail Polish, Cuticle Guard & Smudge Resistant Top Coat will be charged at a standard shipping rate of £5.Capel Street is Dublin’s most random, rewarding and ridiculously entertaining street.Highlights range from Pantibar to craft beer joint the Black Sheep, from sharp suits at Louis Copeland’s original outlet to the gentle genius of Mish Mash, and you’re as likely to get run over by a pram as the Luas.Or grab an ice-cream cone from Murphy’s (sea salt, obviously) and try to race to the Green before it melts There’s afternoon tea, and then there’s afternoon tea.The team at the Merrion Hotel has upped the ante with its Afternoon Art Tea... If you’ve yet to visit the Little Museum of Dublin, you need to hotfoot it there as soon as possible.For a taste of the city’s fantastic food scene, try the Delicious Dublin walking tour — headed up by Ketty Elisabeth of the French Foodie in Dublin blog.It’s a tasting menu of the capital’s lesser known, but nonetheless thriving, restaurants, cafes and shops (a movable feast, if you will). The guides — many of them well-known food critics — have hundreds of years of experience between them and are only too happy to open up their little black books on Dublin’s artisanal food scene If you like that, try this: For a more hands-on option, try the cooking class with Saba chef Taweesak Trakoolwattana, or the informal cooking demonstrations at Picado Mexican pantry on South Richmond Street.