Pick up your free copy of Totally Dublin, if you can find one. I find it essential reading for restaurant and cafe reviews, music and entertainment listings, and feature articles on what makes Dublin totally Dublin (awesome that is!).
They distribute stacks of their publication to numerous outlets around town, but sometimes you have to go searching to locate a current copy. Check hip places to eat, trendy retail shops, and popular pubs around Dublin city centre or use their Where to Find Us page if you’re lost. Since this freesheet is most useful early on in the month, set a reminder to pick up a copy the first week of the month. Also turn to the back to scan their event listing calendar organized by musical style, theatre, art exhibits, and nightlife.
I do wish their website and email newsletter was as useful as the printed edition, but I do find it enjoyable to read a physical copy over a cup of coffee at breakfast time.