For the record I particularly enjoyed the Botanical Gardens and the old cemetary in Glasnevin where I was staying. Unfortunately the sun only got out whilst I was at the conference and when I was waiting for the airport bus on the Swords road!
Sorry to hear about your camera trouble and the rain. We've had quite a bit recently but I have to say the the colours of the landscape after the rain is just magical, lovely vivid and luminous green fields, purple magenta and golden orange sunsets. Everything is so crisp afterwards, it was this evening.