We just booked a great deal on a trip to Dublin over the holiday (dec 27) through New Year's Eve. I've been to Dublin a few times so I have a good sense of what the atmosphere is like, but I have never been during this time. I've read some of the forums on NYE in prior years and it seems as though Dublin isn't the greatest place to go for New Year's Eve, but since we're going anyway, any advice anyone has on what bars/pubs to go to (even if it means going early to get in) would be helpful. We're late 20s, fine with the pub scene (not really a fan of nightclubs) and usually go out in Boston for the New Year.
Additionally, any thoughts on good activities during Christmas time would also be great!!