An emerald wonderland
Step through Fusilier's Arch, and into the leafy city park of St Stephen's Green. It may surprise you to know that until 1663, this idyllic spot was just a marshy common used for sheep and cattle – oh, and public executions and witch burnings. On sunny days, the park is best enjoyed with people-watching and a picnic. If the weather verges on the cooler side, bring some bread to feed the ducks then say hello to some local luminaries who have memorials around this area, including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and WB Yeats.
If you have more time
Visit Dublin's tiniest bar, the Dawson Lounge on Dawson Street. Discover a friendly snug with lots of charm, and friendly locals. Then, if you're hungry, take your pick from the eateries on Dawson Street.