"You've got to try an Irish fry at Flanagan's, which literally closes at 4 p.m. It's not a restaurant. It's like a little coffee shop. The Irish fry isn't too much, maybe five Euros. You get your pot of tea, your sausages, your rashers, your black-and-white pudding, your fried eggs, beans, white or brown toast. It's a great fry. Right across from Flanagan's is Bewley's,a famous Dublin establishment that's very, very Irish. You get a decent fry there, too. Writers like Brendan Behan and James Joyce used to go to Bewley's and do their writing."

SIGHTS
"To my mind, the most famous building in Dublin is the General Post Office. It's where a lot of the 1916 Easter Rising was fought. You cross the River Liffey, and the Ha'penny Bridge, which they used to charge people a ha'penny to cross, although now there's no charge. Then you go down O'Connell Street, the widest street in the city center, and you'll see the GPO. It's a big, old granite building with large pillars and a giant wooden door that represents Irish independence and the battle we won for the right to be a free state."

SHOPPING
"Just after the GPO is Henry Street. Nearby is Moore Street, with a famous market where they sell fresh fish and all sorts of fruit and veg. You'll get all the old Dubliners shouting, 'Apples, five for a pound!' Then, if you go back onto Henry Street from Moore Street, there's Arnotts, a well-known department store, where you can get everything."