Culture, food, culture, food
I'll come straight out with it - I'm a stained glass nerd and am crazy about the work of Dublin's son Harry Clarke. There are plenty of examples of his work to be seen in the city but his most viewed example is his "Bird of Paradise" panel on display in Bewleys coffee shop on Grafton Street.
There is so much to see besides the stained glass, hooray you say. How about the most beautiful book in the world? The Book of Kells is on view in the library of Trinity College. The Museum of Decorative Arts, in the Collins Barracks, and the Museum of Modern Art are worth seeing just for the scale and settings of the buildings alone.
The icing on the cake is the Chester Beatty Library European Museum of the Year in 2002. Visit it to find out why for free.
One other thing, lunch at the Irish Film Centre, Eustace Street in Temple Bar on scrummy veggie food in a cool setting.