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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Experience the vibrance of Dublin’s traditional drink and Irish music scene on this evening pub crawl through Temple Bar – the city’s cultural quarter! Accompany two friendly musicians on a fun and educational tour through the hip yet historic district, where you’ll visit classic pubs and bars, witness local drinking culture, and encounter Irish storytelling and music at its best. Sláinte!


  • 2.5-hour pub crawl of Dublin's traditional Irish pubs and bars
  • Led by two talented professional musicians
  • Listening to traditional Irish songs and stories
  • Visit famous pubs and bars in the Temple Bar area
  • Extensive commentary covering the origin and importance of songs in traditional Irish culture

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Oliver St. John Gogarty's - your starting point for a night of Irish fun in Dublin!

Your evening pub crawl begins in Temple Bar, where you will meet your guides – two professional musicians! – and set off for the first stop on your 2.5-hour tour. As you stroll through the ancient quarter, admire the diversity of architecture, where centuries-old buildings commingle with contemporary spaces. Revel in your guides’ colorful commentary as you wind through cobbled alleys aside the River Liffey, passing art galleries, bustling cafes, theaters and eclectic shops.

Your tour includes at least two stops at authentic local haunts (see below for list of possible stops). At each establishment, you’ll enjoy private seating, traditional live Irish music, and tasty snacks and drink (at own expense). Benefit delightful commentary from your experienced guides on the origin and significance of music in Ireland. By the end of the tour, you’ll see why the Irish pub is a rare yet sustaining emblem of Celtic culture. 

Your tour concludes late, but with time to spare for more self-guided pub hopping!

Tour includes at least two of the following Irish bars: 

Oliver St. John Gogarty's
The Ha'penny Bridge Inn
Isoldes Tower
The Chancery
The Legal Eagle
The Palace Bar

While all pubs are within short walking distance, please wear comfortable walking shoes. All pubs in Ireland are non-smoking.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was fun and engaging. Our guides Anthony and Larry communicated a love of traditional music and played really well. They engaged our band of tourists and got us singing. Afterwards we followed Anthony to the upstairs of the Palace where he played with 5 or 6 other musicans and singers. That was awesome,really.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My daughter and I truly enjoyed our pub crawl. It was fascinating to learn traditional Irish music! Our guides included people in our group too. Pub crawl is well worth the time and money, a great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to enjoy the history of music and pubs - a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Outstanding tour. Guys were funny. Music was great.
Great night out

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Our guides were knowledgeable, talented and very passionate about their music and gave us a fascinating insight into the history of traditional Irish music. I could have listened to their stories and music all night!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must do trip when visiting Dublin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I enjoyed live Irish Music with two private musician and private bar.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a fabulous time. Larry and Stephen were great musicians and humorous to boot. We even went back to one spot the next night to hear more music. A wonderful night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Real live Irish music coming from every doorway on the short walks between the pubs. Weather was cold and miserable but people were warm and friendly. I loved it! A great way to end my trip ... the icing on the cake!

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