There are many famous pubs in Dublin, many have literary or political connections. This walking tour enters five of the best bars in Dublin; the smallest, the oldest, one of the newest, one where James Joyce drank and one where U2 drank. It is a mixture of novelty, history, literature, music and humour.
There are 800 pubs in Dublin Ireland and with a population of 1.6 million people, that means there is 1 pub for every 2000 people. Alcohol has always been part of the fabric of the city; the first coin minted in Ireland, King Sitric's Penny back in 997 AD, was worth one glass of wine!
As well as filling you in on the history of alcohol and Dublin, I cover literary figures such as James Joyce and Brendan Behan, musical connections to the bars in Temple Bar whilst bringing you in to places the locals drink and avoiding the tourist traps. The final bar we enter has live Irish music.
This three hour walking tour of Dublin pubs costs €40 per hour for up to 5 people. It does not cover drinks in the bars themselves nor food. The tour start time is flexible and can be selected below. I meet your group at your hotel in Dublin and accompany you to the first bar and we go from there.
You must be 18 years or older to drink alcohol in the Republic of Ireland. Walking pace is relaxed and we sit down inside the bars themselves (if there are seats). I make sure you know how to get back to your hotel at the end of the tour, I can give you recommendations for food or further drinks in the city.
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My Tour reviews:
Excellent tour. Our guide was wonderful and really cared about everything.
5.0 Stars Peggy Collias
The tour was good and Dara did a fine job explaining everything.
5.0 Stars Tom Johnson
Excellent Sense of Humour
Very informative and Dara has an excellent sence of humour.
5.0 Stars Billy Kane
Easy to Understand
Dara was a good guide and seemed to know what he was talking about, plus he was easy to understand.
5.0 Stars Jason P
Dara did a fantastic job. His sense of humor was a definite plus and kept us all engaged.
5.0 Stars Roger Koppy
Very Informative and Interesting
Dara was very informative and interesting. He made the tour very successful. We recommended that some collegues we were later meeting book their tour with you company.
5.0 Stars Steven Hardin
Great Tour Guide
What a funny guy! Truly enjoyed the commentary whether it was related or not! He is a great tour guide, super personality!
5.0 Stars Melissa Laycock
A Wonderful Experience
A wonderful experience. Well worth the price. Excellent knowledge shown by Dara and any questions quickly answered. Would recommend strongly.
5.0 Stars Steven Trickitt
Dara was Outstanding
Dara was outstanding. The tour was sensational and met every expectation we had. Our two teenage boys where very impressed with the tour and thoroughly enjoyed Dara's commentary, humor and knowledge.
5.0 Stars Carolyn Wales
Our guide was fantastic, really bought everything alive!
5.0 Stars Sacha Hitchings