|Grafton Street, decked out for the holidays|
That was prime-time on Friday night, and as you can see from the lone passer-by the mall it was just hoppin'. It was quite a change of pace, I assure you. I was also a little startled to see a meat store right smack in the middle of the mall, between a mobile phone store and a clothing store.
Cadbury owns this town, mates. I happen to love Cadbury chocolate (and it tastes even better across the pond, I assure you) so I was in absolute heaven. I finally settled on a variety of candy bars and a big ole box of these:
He wears it well, don't you think? "Elf" is one of his favorite movies, so this makes him all kinds of happy. He's been wearing it every day since I got back!
I managed to pick up one more item just for me before my shopping was done:
Anyway, after dropping my bags back at the hotel, I met up with a long-distance friend for a night of great food and even greater music at O'Donoghue's Pub - a Dublin institution when it comes to Trad (Irish Traditional Music).
Wish I could have recorded some for you, but I couldn't figure out how to do it without looking like an obnoxious tourist. Take my word - it was toe-tapping, finger-drumming amazing.
And that was Dublin, Black Friday style! Tomorrow: out and about on my final night in the city!