6hrs, sheesh, go into the city!
It is about 30mins by bus and the cost is negligible. Just check-in for your flight if the desks are open upon your initial arrival at the airport. Alternatively if you must stay at the airport then there is a food court landside upstairs. Airside there isn't much in terms of entertainment but if you mean spotting then head down Pier B, a short walk from security. It is a satellite and there are semi decent views across to the runway and concourse. Pier C also offers good views to the runway.
Alternatively if you have OW
status then use the EI
Goldcircle lounge which is upstairs in Pier B. Good views from there over the runway and apron. You may also be able to buy a lounge pass for the Anna Livia Lounge which a number of airlines use, if you go through security turn left and there is a staircase on your left hand side opposite the large duty free store. It is at the top of there. You'll be able to get a drink, some nibbles, use the internet etc. It has windows but the views aren't too great.
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3-4 hours will give you plenty of time to spend around Temple Bar and other great sights.
Please don't go to Temple Bar. It is so faux Ireland
Full of tourists, staffed by Eastern Europeans, definitely not worth the hype. Try Guinness Storehouse, Old Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, Merrion Square Park, if you want to go to a real Irish bar then try O'Donoghues, although it probably won't get going until late evening.
[Edited 2006-01-18 17:07:02]
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