Where to stay
Exchequer St., Dublin
Blocks from Trinity College and Grafton Street and moderately priced. Its Library Bar is one of the city’s great meeting places: No TV, no music — just overstuffed chairs and the hum of conversation by the greatest conversationalists in the world. From $74.
What to do
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
Parnell Square North
Inside the front door is a massive marble bust of Michael Collins by Cork sculptor Seamus Murphy and there are many paintings by Sir John Lavery, a friend of Collins. It is rumored that Lavery’s American wife, Lady Hazel Lavery, was Collins’s secret lover.
Dublin Writers Museum