"Sunday morning, if you've had a good night at Lillies or Renard's, you can go to Elephant & Castle, which is where I used to wait tables. It's a lovely restaurant for a bit of brunch. They do great eggs Benedict, great chicken wings."

"St. Stephens Green is a must-see. It's a square park, with beautiful gardens, flowers, and a water fountain. On weekends, if the weather's good, there are people lying in the grass everywhere. You can go in and feed the ducks in the little lake there. Then there's Phoenix Park, the second biggest park in Europe."

"There's a village called Dalkey in County Dublin, about a 25-minute drive from the city. I'm not joking, it's like postcard Ireland: a small village with a church that looks like a castle in the middle of it. There's a place there called In, which does great food, and a lovely pub called McDonagh's. Only a few minutes drive from Dalkey is Vico Road, which is where the Irish celebrities live. Bono has a place up there. From Vico Road, you get the most amazing view out to the Irish Sea."