After we dropped off our luggage, we headed out armed with a map. I am the official map reader and navigator. We walked around Grafton Street (a pededestrian shopping street), St. Stephen's Green, and went to the National Museum - Archeology. That was very interesting. They had bog bodies. Real bodies that were discovered preserved in peat bogs. After dinner at Hugo's, a cozy wine bar, we walked back through Grafton Street. The Christmas lights were still on, giving it a fairyland appearance.
This interesting shop was on the way back to the hotel. Sorry folks, the knobs and knockers it refers to are the ones that go on your front door.
That's me in the yellow jacket. Here's a sartorial tip for you: Do not wear your bright yellow Costco ski parka in Dublin. You will be the only one in yellow. Everone else will be wearing black or other dark colors. (I was so tempted to buy a black wool coat, but would I ever wear it at home? Nope. Because it was 80 degrees here yesterday.)
This pub was across from our hotel. Note the puddle of vomit on the sidewalk? I unknowingly stepped in it. Someone did a bit too much pub-hopping that night (not us!).