Do not stay in Temple Bar whatever you do. No harm having a wander around with all the other tourists but staying there would be a nightmare. Check out the Jameson distillery across the river in Smithfield - http://maps.google.ie/maps/place?hl=...ed=0CBsQqgUwAA For linen, tweed etc there are lots of shops on Nassau Street all catering to the tourist trade. Better off waiting until you get out West for a more genuine experience.
6/10/10 at 8:38am