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:
5.0 Stars Angela Delzotto
Worth every penny.
Worth every penny.
5.0 Stars Scott Kalkin
The tour was good and Dara did a fine job explaining everything.
5.0 Stars Tom Johnson
Tour was good
Tour was good. Dara was informative and accomodating
5.0 Stars Nancy Stanton
An easy and Fun Experience
The tour was everything and more than we expected. Thanks for making it an easy and fun experience for the whole family.
5.0 Stars Sarah Morel
The Tour was Great
The tour was great. Dara was a great combination of knowledge and humor. Good pace. I would use your tour company again.
5.0 Stars Mike Marotta
Dara made the whole foot pounding experience very interesting with a touch of humour thrown in for good measure. Without him pointing out things on the way we would have missed a lot. My teenage daughter was not looking forward to the tour, but afterwards she commented on how much she got out of it and found it very funny.
5.0 Stars Mr Parlour
Very Friendly and Nice Tour Guide
Very friendly and nice tour guide. Had a lot of knowledge and was presenting it in an efficient and enjoyable manner. Answered all questions to our satisfaction. We have enjoyed the tour very, very much. We will recommend this tour to our friends.
5.0 Stars M.G (Fred) Drotskie
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 was Amazing
Dara was amazing. Very funny and he knew his stuff!!!
5.0 Stars Andrea Green