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What is the most valuable way to spend one day in Dublin, Ireland?

Apologies in advance if this is a cliched answer, but it’s the truth.

To get the most out of one day in Dublin, just go around the pubs – in any direction, any area, and just sit, talk and ‘have the craic’.

Of course, Dublin has so much else to offer – Temple Bar, Hop Store, comedy, live music, theatre, terrific hotels – but the real experience is amongst the drinkers. Even if you don’t partake in a Jameson, Guiness or anything similar, you can still encounter the friendliness and hospitality that Dublin is famed for.

I used to go to Dublin a few times a year, and then when I’d not been for a couple of years, on returning to one bar, the barman welcomed me by name – how’s that for service? Many times we’ve got into bars late, asked what time they close, and been told ‘when you finish drinking sir’.

As a suggestion, take in some of the bars along Temple Bar, though tourist central, you can get into U2’s hotel (The Clarence) and it’s Octagon cocktail bar, which is often good for celebrity spotting.

The Clarence Hotel in Dublin | 4* Boutique Dublin City Hotel

Wander across the Liffey to the North bank, and you will find some great pubs directly along the bank and then onto O’Connell St can see the famous Post Office.

Cross back over the river, head South past Trinity College and down to St Stephens Green/Grafton Street – shopping, more pubs, and some nice hotels and restaurants.

If you like steaks – great for soaking up the booze – try Shanahans, expensive but excellent

Shanahan’s Restaurant