My mother and I have an overnight layover in Dublin on our way to and from Spain. We arrive to Dublin at 2:30pm on a Monday and have our connecting flight the next day. We plan to stay near St Stephen's Green. This will be our first time in Ireland. I am looking for recommendations for places to eat that are open on Mondays (I see many are closed). I would also appreciate any suggestions for what to do on a Monday afternoon/evening. We are happy to walk to other neighborhoods.
St. Stephen’s Green is a beautiful park, and walking around in it would be a good way to get over jet lag. Close by is Merrion Square Park, also quite nice. It has an interesting memorial to Oscar Wilde.
I just booked a Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl on Monday evening in May. Recommended in my Steves guidebook. musicalpubcrawl.com
Evensong, St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin is held on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m.
We did Dublin and then Northern Ireland in 2015. Take in some trad music at a good pub (try to maybe find one off the main drag of Temple Bar), walk around Trinity College grounds (they also have good student-led tours), take in the park near you--St Stephen's Green, walk into St Patrick's Cathedral, walk into Christchurch Cathedral, walk around Dublin Castle, take in the Old Post Office (site of the Easter Rising rebel headquarters), and the Garden of Remembrance. Walk along the River Liffey from O'Connell Bridge to O'Casey Bridge, walk through Merrion Square Park (has the Oscar Wilde statue). Fish and chips at Burdock's, dinner at Brazen Head (we went to the folklore music/stories event there).