I didn't have any internet access whilst in Dublin,so apologies for writing after the event.
My first thoughts on arriving here were - "let's have a pint".
The bus dropped me at O'Connell St right beside what is known as "The Spire".It's a great big lump of metal which was erected to commemorate the millenium or something.The locals I talked to weren't that impressed considering the amount of money which had been spent on it.
After walking down the River Liffey I chanced upon the area known as Temple Bar.Funnily enough,I found the actual pub called The Temple Bar and had my first sip of Guinness - was well worth waiting for!
Next stop The Jamesons Distillery!