We were there for month from End of Dec to end of Jan, loved every minute of it The 2000 party was a blast I have never seen so many fireworks we were over in Waikiki all evening. True about the people liking tourists its the same here, big smiles for the tourists who spend the dollar, however as the dollar/euro is not good at the moment there are not a lot of americans coming to Ireland. But lots if Irish going to the states as for us its so cheap!!BIRD said:So how long was your stay here? I was hee during 2000 newyears party. As for the people here. They are only friendly beaause the know that you are visiting and spending money, the ae als happ because they knw that the visite leave after they spent all their money. As for Irland, I would still like to see it even if it is raining.