We stayed in Temple Bar in Dublin – in the heart of the action, as it turns out.
Here are some shots of the scene there. (click to enlarge)
The fifth floor balcony in the first photograph is outside the apartment where we stayed the first night. A band set up underneath our balcony and played four songs over and over and over – including a bad rendition of “Stand By Me.” I thought perhaps they were making a music video, but there were no cameras in sight. At 3 AM, exasperated, I went onto the balcony and shouted, “Don’t you know any other songs?” I doubt they heard me above the shouting-along of their fond admirers.
I’ll be uploading more photos and videos later.