QUOTE(siscri @ Oct 13 2006, 06:07 PM)
I'd agree. I found it very expensive, even more than London and more than Stockholm. That was 3 years ago and all my friends say it has gotten worse. I think it's losing its identity a bit, but I still love it.
The bar in Trinity is pretty good. You get some good gigs there.
If you're looking for traditional Irish music then I think Temple Bar area is the place to go. I don't know what specific bar because I never go. There's another bar too whose name slips my mind but I'll find out.
If you want modern Irish music, ie. normal bands, then there are alot of places. A few of my mates are in various decent bands. If you let me know when you're in Dublin I can let you know where to find them or someone they'd recommend.
No offense whatsoever to traditional Irish music, but I'm not a very big fan. There are loads of Irish pubs here and honestly, it wouldn't be anything new. I am howvere, into modern music, and especially the live variety.
Benches are good for when you are blind, as Anti says, and need alittle rest on your way to wherever. I figure that's why they were invented!
Temple bar sounds ok, but if there's somewhere alittle more low-key, yet cool as well, I'd rather that.
Major Tom's Down Under sounds good. Will have to have some pints there. I think I will likely be exhausted after two days in Belfast as we have a birthday to celebrate and in my books a birthday is worth two days celebration. The night b4 b/c you turn at midnight, and a continuation the next day.
I'm really looking forward to the countryside. By this time I think I will need a bit of relaxation. So, any good landmarks outside the cities would be useful to know. I think this part of the trip will be road-trippy. Car, tunes, and the open road.