I’ve recently been to Dublin to attend a SRE(Site Reliability Engineering) conference and I spent no more than 26 hours in the city.
Dublin is quite fascinating, but the rest of Ireland is stunning! Like, really!
The old Dublin, the whole Temple bar area, is very nice and you are kinda surrounded by the Irish culture, but the new city centre is just not nice enough. If you are looking for some shopping then it’s ok, otherwise just stay stick in the old Dublin.
Where to stay:
I stayed at the Dean Hotel(http://deandublin.ie), very hipster and nice. 15 minutes walk to temple bar/city centre.
Where to eat:
I only had a couple of meals in Dublin, if we don’t count the ones I got at the airport or not he plane. I had a fatty breakfast at the roof bar of the restaurant, go there to get some food.