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 Sense of Humour
Very informative and Dara has an excellent sence of humour.
5.0 Stars Billy Kane
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 funny and Entertaining
Dara was fantastic!! Really informative, considerate of everyone on the tour. Aware that it was a long tour with a lot of walking and was always aware of the groups comfort and needs. He was also very funny and entertaining, I would highly recommend him!
5.0 Stars Tracey Herbert
Tour was good
Tour was good. Dara was informative and accomodating
5.0 Stars Nancy Stanton
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
Our guide was fantastic, really bought everything alive!
5.0 Stars Sacha Hitchings
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
Tons of Sense of Humour
I love Dara's format of explaining with tons of sense of humour.
5.0 Stars Celina Tablante
The tour was good and Dara did a fine job explaining everything.
5.0 Stars Tom Johnson
Dara did a fantastic job. His sense of humor was a definite plus and kept us all engaged.
5.0 Stars Roger Koppy