Ireland:  Castles, tower-houses, ruins, churches, traffic lights on round-abouts, "Grand", cobbled lanes, Guinness, Smithwicks, The Euro, , litter, sunset times, short winter days (~8:30am - 4:00pm), long summer days (~4:30am - 10:30pm), thatched cottages, bad customer service, extremely narrow roads, quaint country villages, farm hostels, beautiful scenery, tourists, "Your man", history, religion, weather, Jonah Lomu billboards, Steak and Guinness pies, fortified police stations and court-houses, 'The North', flagstones, reeds, peat bogs, castles, Centra / Spar / Londis stores, rude rental Agencies, dogs in takeaways, speeds in miles / distances in kms, stupid little Fiats, Peat smoke, no good radio stations, lots of talk shows, sweet peanut butter, stone walls, leprechauns, more castles, abandoned islands, the famine, 1916 Easter uprising, independence, Vikings, iron age forts, Celtic crosses, round towers, Galway, Belfast, Derry, Swords, Adare, Doolin, Port Magee, reeds, rude employment Agencies, crannogs, Kerry peninsulas, "Fantastic", Galway hookers (the boats!), Currachs, Powerscourt Estate, Newgrange, Knowth, Loughcrew, Celtic carvings, shamrocks, medieval festivals, dolmens, Glendalough, Cillins, Sally Gap, Dunmore East, comedy, music, stone circles, St. Paddy's Day, Blarney Castle, Giants Causeway / Antrim Coast, the border, It's a long way to Tipperary, moats, the Burren, The People's Republic of Cork, 'Rebel County', rocks, rocks and more rocks, more castles, beehive huts, Donkeys!!, working, expensive, brightly painted cottages, ogham stones, Kilkenny, Full Irish breakfasts, Killarney Lakes, Abbeys, Loughs, cairns, bog railway, bog power stations, hostels, B&Bs, whiskey, knights, Slane Castle, medieval banquet, cheap French wine, Bulmer's Cider, Barry Murphy's Comedy Circus, Cat Laugh's comedy festival, ponies, smoking in restaurants and takeaways (before the ban in March 04), Father Ted, Bunratty, Bill Bailey, Ardal O'Hanlon, Deidre O'Kane, Lough Gur, Tommy Tiernan, Rory Gallagher, suicidal bus drivers, Castle Demesne's, Irish Dancing, Traditional Music Seisuns, Buffalo, stacked hay, Connemara, Bodhran, Hunky Dory's, breakfast rolls, 'mountains', shops closed at lunch time, Lonely Planet, Aran Islands, Feck, "Fair Play", heather, Skellig Michael, monasteries, Blasket Islands, Cow Parade, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Beara peninsula, tacky Knock, Trim, lots of photos, shift work, more stone walls, the west/Atlantic coast, disgusting marmite, donkeys, Guinness is good for you, city walls, political murals, Gardai, getting lost, road signs, stacked peat, canals, ice skating, Ryanair, religion, and of course, Dublin!

Dublin:  Temple Bar, Phoenix Park, Guinness, Castle Inn, Mona Lisa's, Leo Burdocks Fish and Chips, Argos, Eddie Rockets, The Savoy (O'Connell Street) / UCI (Coolock) / Santry Omniplex / UGC (Parnell Street) movie theatres, Dunnes Stores, River Liffey, Grafton Street, Stephen's Green (and Shopping Centre), Kebabs, filthy streets, beggars, refugees, Ballymun (like Beirut), Swords, M50, cobbled lanes, live music, Messrs Maguire's, Arlington Hotel / Knightsbridge bar Irish Dancers, Olympia Theatre, Ragus, Ha'penny Bridge, Dun Laoghaire, Howth, Dalkey, Malahide, Martello towers, James Joyce, Musical Pub Crawl, Kilmainham Gaol, Christ Church,  ...