Ah begorrah! The fair city on the banks of the Liffy. A little bit like Manchester in a strange, abstract, neither-here-nor-there kind of way (and full of much older history), but that's probably because it's raining incessantly all the time. It's also now full of every freeloading cnut this side of the Caucasus (no thanks to the EU), drunken Irishmen and Garda - so in a way, it's exactly like Manchester (also full of drunken Irishmen).
Strangely enough, the name is Irish for that other well known beacon of the North West, Blackpool.
Not many people know that, and sadly, I'm one of them.