The rest of the day was fun though! It included a random trip to Red Cow, because Red Cow sounds cute, and I had a day pass for the tram. Yeah, it turns out Red Cow is just a carpark. But Simon's reaction when I told him I'd been to Red Cow was pretty good, so it was kind of worth it.
Other things I saw:
These things, outside the arena. Who knows. Fortunately, art doesn't need to be explained, Warren.
This thing, along the riverside. It's about the size of a shipping container and I thought it might have been a super-exclusive nightclub. Turns out it's an art to disguise some utility pipes. Well played, Bord Gáis.
A grand canal, to be sure. This is the tech hub area of Dublin. I saw a Google!
I went and hung out with Oscar again, because what's not to love about quilted cuffs.
Followed by a stroll through St Stephen's Green.
It was most charming, and I saw some swans get their comeuppance in the fierce wind. Take that, you smug bastards.