Safe in the knowledge that you’ve really made the most of your day in Dublin, it’s time to enjoy a long and lazy dinner. Back where it all began, just a stone’s throw from Trinity College is the Pig’s Ear, a stylish yet simple restaurant where the traditional Irish dishes which have been given a contemporary lift speak for themselves. Hidden behind a bright pink door, follow the stairs up to the first floor to the light and airy dining room and feast on dishes which take the very best locally produced and seasonal Irish produce and turn them into delights like pork belly with scallops and smoked black pudding, braised Irish ox cheek with oyster mushrooms and bone marrow, and Earl Grey smoked salmon - this is contemporary Irish cuisine at its best.
Of course, you’ll want to end your day in Dublin scouting out some live music in one of its warm and welcoming pubs, the kind where you’ll feel like a local yourself after about five minutes. Not far away is the Stag’s Head, a traditional pub with an old school Dublin vibe, where you’re guaranteed a good pint of Guinness and some lively Irish music.