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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!

Highlights

  • 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

Christopher S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Awesome experience with good beer, great people, and incredible Irish musicians!!!

Christine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Loved it! Went to some great pubs and the musicians were great, as were their stories and comments. Would certainly recommend the pub crawl.

Chris W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fabulous time.... the 2 guides were great, very funny and entertaining. The music made you want to sing and dance along and the stories were great. Amazing time and would highly recommend for anyone visiting Dublin.

Chris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Lots of fun! We went to three fantastic pubs and listened to many Irish tunes. at the last pub audience members volunteered to serenade us and some sang gorgeous Irish ballads and some sang Britney Spears. the two musicians were engaging,humorous and talented. Great evening in Dublin!

Teresa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Would even add another star. This is a great introduction to irish music and culture, very friendly as some of us were by ourselves but not for long. Great musicians, friendly and funny. Recommend to anyone.

Gary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Lots and lots of fun and lots of great music and people,and of course the BEER.

Tighthead Prop Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great night out. The 2 musicians that lead the tour were a lot of fun, and quite informative about Irish music I now know the difference between a jig and a reel. The 3 pubs we visited were great, but be warned, if you buy a pint at the meeting point at Oliver St. John Gogarty's pub, you will pay Temple Bar prices ouch. A bit of a shock after travelling around the rest of Ireland the other 2 pubs we visited weren't as pricey, as they were out of the centre of Temple Bar. The musicians / guides also gave us a few pointers about other pubs to visit if you wanted to see more traditional Irish music after the tour.

DEBBIE W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The 2 Gent's had been very informative and very talented and it was great to visit all the other public houses

joseph g

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.

carol e

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.

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