A single-minded focus on finding fun in Dublin
Generally speaking, when you arrive in a new country you do not expect to see all of the clichés at the same moment, but in Dublin things are completely different. Just a short taxi ride from the airport, the pubs begin to appear. And if you roll down your window when the taxi stops at a red light near the River Liffey, you may hear the sounds of a fiddle and a flute, and your toes may start tapping.
What to do
For an all-around tour of the city, board one of the Hop-on Hop-off red buses. It will cost you around 20 Euros, but it's worth the investment as your ticket is good for 24 hours from the time of purchase - just make sure you hold on to it because you will want to hop off at several stops and spend some time touring by foot.