Matt the Thresher - Best seafood in the city
Peploe's - Great deal on a 3-course lunch
Mulberry Garden - Irish food at it's finest
Avoca Handweavers - Bakery and Butcher shop with multiple locations
Chapter One - Fine dining capital of Dublin
One Pico - Also very fine dining
WILDE Restaurant - Beautiful restaurant off Grafton Street

Pubs & Bars

O'Donoghue's Bar- Best traditional pub in the city
House Dublin- Huge, brand new cocktail bar
L. Mulligan Grocer - Great pub food and whiskey selection
Sophie's - Great cocktail bar with sweeping views of the city
Jameson Bow Street Distillery - Brand new and very cool
Brazen Head - Dublin institution founded in 1198 with live music nightly
Guinness Storehouse - A bit of a tourist trap but plenty of beer on hand
Vintage Cocktail Club - Exactly what it sounds like
Stag's Head - Traditional pub in Temple Bar
Copper Face Jacks - Late night spot, not for the faint of heart

Restaurants & Pubs

Brabazon - Award-winning restaurant at Tankardstown House
George's Patisserie - Artisan bakery & delicatessen
Gandon Room - Modern Irish restaurant at Slane Castle
Browne's Bar - Cocktail bar in Slane Castle
Boyle's of Slane - Great pub and in the Top 5 "Things to do in Slane," according to Trip Advisor (...Out of 8).

Things To Do

Slane Irish Whiskey Distillery - Up-and-coming whiskey distillery at Slane Castle
Newgrange - Neolithic monument built in 3200 BC, before Stonehenge and The Pyramids
Oldbridge Estate - Georgian country estate at the site of the historic 1690 Battle of the Boyne

Beyond Dublin
The Best of the Rest of the Island

Jameson Distillery – The birthplace of every drop of Jameson in the world - Midleton, Co. Cork
Ballymaloe House– Hotel, restaurant & the top cookery school in Ireland– Co. Cork
Castlemartyr Resort – Spectacular resort, spa & golf Course with great midweek deals – Co. Cork
English Market – 18th century covered market – Co. Cork
Leopardstown Racecourse– Horse racing – Leinster Province
Adare Manor– Historic house, resort, and golf Course - Co. Limerick
Cliffs of Moher – The place you probably see when you think of Ireland - Co. Clare
The Wild Atlantic Way - Great way to see the west coast of the island