I don't have a ton of pictures of Dublin, we were too busy enjoying the city, the food and all of the people watching. Our first night in Dublin we did go to a large pub that offered free entertainment. The catch is if you want a really good seat you need to make a reservation for dinner, but if you weren't as picky (like us!) you could sit in another section and just get a drink and still listen to the music and watch the dancers.
The interior of the pub--I wish I could remember the name!
A pair of the Irish dancers--we recognized one of the girls on a travel special after we returned to the States!
One of the best places in Dublin for food and drink is the area known as Temple Bar. If you can't find someplace good to eat there, you are just too picky, there is just about every cuisine you can think of. There is even a Hard Rock Cafe there if you are serious about getting American style food. We ate at two places there while we were in Dublin--one was a wonderful Mexican place called "Poco Loco". I had to give a couple of Irish ladies an education on Mexican food, they had no idea what any of the items were and were a bit intimidated by "refried beans".
Another place we ate at that was very good was "The Bad Ass Cafe". It is primarily a pizza joint, but they have a fairly extensive menu and I got a really good steak there. I got a kick out of the horseshoes embedded in the sidewalk out front!
Dublin is a very young city population wise, when we were there in 2003 the average age of a Dubliner was 27!!! It is probably one of my favorite cities that we have traveled to because of it's location and variety of things to do. To me you haven't been to Ireland if you haven't been to Dublin.
Along the river Liffey
One thing that is a must see in Dublin--the library at Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells. Both the library and the Book of Kells are just beyond beautiful. I have no pictures because they aren't allowed, but it's probably one of the neatest places we have ever been. North of Dublin is a place called Newgrange that is also on our list of "must sees" when in Ireland--but also a place that doesn't allow pictures!