Don’t go into pubs in Temple Bar - far too expensive.
Try Black Bush! Ideally as “Black & Amber” (with Guinness)
A “Blackcurrant” is cheap and ideal to quench your thirst.
Leo Burdock’s near Christchurch has great Fish & Chips.
Visit the Chester Beatty Library (free admission)
Marsh’s Library in St. Patrick’s Close is great too.
Traffic lights are just meant suggestively. (how about not walking across the road right now?)
JJ Smyth’s of Aungier St. offers some great Jazz gigs on Friday and Sunday nights.
The “Ha’penny Bridge Inn” has some very good stand-up comedy shows every Tuesday & Wednesday.
The mountain bikers from the M.A.D. meet at the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham (near Castle) every Sunday around 11 am (may also be 10:30 & 10:45 sometimes).
Any TCD student can show two “guests” at a time the famous Book of Kells for free. Just promise him/her € 5,- or so and save a lot on the entrance fee of
€ 7,- per person.
The Natural History Museum near Merrion Square is a treasure.