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  Trinity College Library   Trinity College Library: part book museum, part MC Escher sketch.  A must-stop for any first-timer to Dublin, Trinity College is the equivalent of Ireland‟s Ivy League university, and its Old Library is truly a sight to behold: stacks upon stacks of teetering ancient wooden bookshelves that seem to go on and up for miles.  Admission includes a visit to the Book of Kells, an ornate manuscript of the Gospels, which Celtic monks decorated by hand in the ninth century. Trinity College Library : Trinity College, College Green; Dublin 2; +1 353 896 1127 ;  €9     Old Jameson Distillery   Jameson is the best-selling Irish whiskey in the world. Most people skip this surprisingly modern museum of whiskey in favor of the museum of a well-known stout, but the Old Jameson Distillery really is a Dublin must. Instead of a do-it-yourself walkabout, this guided tour opens with a (thankfully) short, informative film and is conducted by guides who really know their stuff. The tour covers the basics of whiskey distilling, but also gives you a foundation in what distinguishes Jameson from other whiskeys and whiskies, and culminates with a free tasting. Tip: stand near the front of the group and act quickly when the guide asks for volunteers -- you‟ll be treated to an extended tasting at the end.   Old Jameson Distillery : Bow St., Smithfield, Dublin 7; +353 1 807 2355; moderate   Ha’penny Bridge   These days, you can keep the half penny for yourself. This white, cast-iron bridge over the River Liffey has become an icon of Dublin, with its ornate design and quaint lampposts. The  Ha‟penny Bridge  is so named for the toll of one halfpenny   srcinally charged to cross it.  When it was built in 1816, the Ha‟penny Bridge was the first iron bridge across the Liffey. Prior to its construction, most pedestrians had to ferry across the river. Literary Pubs   It's said that Toners is the only pub WB Yeats ever frequented. He was known to sip a sherry and leave.   If the proverbial writer loves to drink, then Irish writers are professional imbibers. Some of Ireland‟s most acclaimed writers, from James Joyce to Brendan Behan, have celebrated Dublin‟s pubs by either immortalizing them in prose or downing pints by the dozen within them. These are a few of the best that remain wonderful pubs even outside their literary connections: Palace Bar : 21 Fleet St., Dublin 2; +353 1 671 7388; expensive   Davy Byrne’s , 21 Duke St., Dublin 2; +353 1 677 5217    McDaid’s , 3 Harry St., Dublin 2; +353 1 679 4395; expensive   Toners: 139 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2; +353 1 676 3090; moderate   The Pig’s Ear    Honey-roasted Fermanagh pork belly with Lakeshore mustard mash, braised lentils and apple sauce. Overseen by chef Stephen McAllister, known for his cooking shows on national Irish TV, the Pig‟s Ear is bringing to Dublin a touch of the “death of fine dining” trend so prevalent across the pond in London. Seasonal Irish ingredients are cooked inventively, but approachably. The restaurant‟s location in an Georgian building overlooking Trinity College doesn‟t hurt -- creaky wooden floors, high ceilings and big windows lend to the Pig‟s Ear‟s a country -chic vibe. The whiskey and citrus-cured salmon is a particular delight, as is the puntastic “tongue „n‟ cheek” Guinness pie.   The Pig's Ear : 4 Nassau St., Dublin 2; +353 1 670 3865; moderate    Epicurean Food Hall   There should be no confusion about what kind of establishment this is. If you didn‟t know the Epicurean Food Hall existed, you might never find it, despite it being located on a busy section of Lower Liffey Street just over the Ha‟penny Bridge.   Taking the idea of “food court” to a different level, the Epicurean Food Hall is tightly packed with different international vendors peddling everything from artisanal Irish sandwiches to Turkish food and quick pastas. The tacos at aptly named Taco Taco are among the most authentic Mexican on offer in Dublin. Plenty of seating is available in the center of the hall and the small-price-for-heaping-portion philosophy here represents great value for lunch on a budget. Epicurean Food Hall : 1 Lower Liffey St., Dublin 1; +353 1 283 6077; budget      Temple Bar Food Market  A good way on a Saturday to get past your hangover from Friday. It wasn‟t so long ago that Dublin was a culinary wasteland.  But as times have changed, so has the food landscape of the city, especially the bohemian Temple Bar district, which now hosts a food market each Saturday. More than a farmers' market, this is a place to come and eat, to grab some seriously fresh Irish cheese, pesto and a loaf of bread baked that morning and sit along the Liffey for a picnic. Seafood lovers will also want to sit down for a bucket of oysters and glass of wine at St. Martin Shellfish; John Mac gets his oysters from the Atlantic each Friday and they‟ re in your stomach by Saturday morning. Temple Bar Food Market : Meeting House Sq., Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2; +353 1 677 2255; budget     John Kavanagh (aka Gravediggers)   Mass settlements. For the few and proud who can find their way to this North Side fixture, it's the best pub in all of Dublin. Operated by the namesake family that established it in 1833, “Gravediggers” sits beside the sweeping Glasnevin Cemetery. It earned its nickname by purportedly serving lunchtime pints to Glasnevin‟s gravediggers through a special window onto the graveyard.  John Kavanagh is old and wooden and about the only thing they pour here is Guinness. And it's good. In recent years, the owner has begun serving top-notch Irish-Italian fare in an adjoining room, which has drawn such foodie celebs as Anthony Bourdain. You have to take a bus and walk up an all-but-invisible alleyway to reach Gravediggers, but there's something unabashedly wonderful about the place that keeps regulars coming back for lifetimes. Gravediggers: 1 Prospect Sq., Glasnevin, Dublin 9; +353 1 830 7978; budget    Mulligan’s    A time capsule of beer drinking. To find out what a Dublin pub looked like a couple of hundred years ago, one need look no further than Mulligan‟s of Poolbeg Street, which has been in continuous operation since 1782. The wood floors are permanently damp from generations of beer slosh, the pew seating is uncomfortable and the ceilings are lower than men of average height might prefer, but it all adds to Mulligan‟s ambiance.   It has been said many times that Mulligan‟s pours the best Guinness in Dublin. If you drink only one pint of the good st uff in Dublin, Mulligan‟s is the place to do it.   Mulligan's: 8 Poolbeg St., Dublin 2; +353 1 677 5582; budget   
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