I've not had the pleasure of visiting Ireland but c'mon, Paris is not meh...

Nice photo of the Temple Bar, I didn't realize it was quite so shiny!

I've always heard the Irish are extremely outgoing and friendly. One of the friendliest cities I ever traveled to was Istanbul, so you might like that one as well, although I gather it has become more challenging to visit for political reasons. Give it a try if you haven't already.