Things we love:

That accent! It is home to many famous musicians like U2, Thin Lizzy and Sinead O’connor. There are no snakes in Dublin because they were banished by St Patrick. It’s the home of Guinness! That black pint we all know and too often love. Copperface Jack’s nightclub is an institution and in 2011 made €214,000 from the coat check alone – we say brave the cold.

Things we wished we’d known:

Dublin has exactly 666 licensed pubs – spooky! Pubs are not allowed to sell alcohol on Good Friday – but there are a few ways around this if you’re desperate. There are actually less pubs per head than in any other European city.