We just booked our air for our trip to Ireland next April and I am so excited! We are taking the CIE Irish Odyssey tour so we will spend 13 amazing days circling the country! We will be arriving in Dublin at 5:15am. After our long overnight flight its going to be a long day and do not have anything on the itinerary until 2pm. At that time we will take a city tour to view Trinity College, General Post Office, St. Patricks Cathedral and the Famine Memorial. Then we will tour Killmainham Goal. The next day we will visit the Russborough House in the morning then an afternoon on our own with an open-top bus voucher. We are scheduled to have dinner at the Jameson Distillery.
So my question is this? What should we do between arrival and 2pm to stay busy (awake). We are staying at the O'Callahan Alexander Hotel near Trinity College.
Also we have dinner on our own the first night. I know there are countless pubs but what would you recommend for our first taste of Ireland?