Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland -- my favourite city by far! We stayed at the Temple Bar Hotel, with a little grocery store across the street. It's lively on Temple Bar. There's all sorts of pubs filled with live music and people talking.
"Trinity College Library, Dublin - the smell of old books is amazing : )" Is there anything as beautiful as a library? And just think, at this point if you started reading that library, you would not live to finish it. At least, not at my speed.