Dublin is where pubs are born. Some don't survive, many leave the Irish shore, several have mid-life crises, but few are ageing as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin.
Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs! Escape with the locals to learn how to savour a pint of Guinness. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important!
Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien and Brendan Behan.
If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where a conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society and history eternally lives.
Best time to start is 7 pm assuming you'll have eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen - you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.
Enjoy a taste of Spain in the heart of Ireland on this 3-hour small-group tapas walking tour of Dublin! Sample Dublin’s international foodie scene as you visit three popular restaurants and tuck into a tasty array of tapas. Arrive with an empty stomach and an open mind, and get set for a culinary voyage as you sample tapas-style dishes from around the globe. Perhaps pair Greek mezes with a glass of white wine (included), indulge in Italian mozzarella salad or sample more adventurous Indonesian or Moroccan dishes.
There is another side to Dublin that you won't hear about in any tourist guidebook. A dark past that is buried in archives and reserved for fireside ghost stories. On this unique pub crawl you will hear these ghoulish tales with some liquid courage in hand to fortify your nerve.
Our pub crawl begins at the oldest pub in Dublin, the Brazen Head. Here you will hear about how Dublin was founded as a pirate settlement by the barbaric Vikings. The vile Ivar the Boneless and Sytrigg Silkenbeard terrorised the Irish for centuries. We will also meet Billy in the Bowl.
Our next stop will be Darkey Kelly's bar on historic Fishamble street. This street was once nicknamed 'Hell' and was the redlight district. Here we will hear tales of witchcraft and the satanic worship of the 'Hellfire club'.
After a brief journey we will arrive in the gothic, Capstan Bar. Here we will finish our tour with a tale of ghosts and the grave robbers that plundered Dublin's haunted cemeteries.
Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe. Who were the founders of this drink? What is its history? Irish whiskey uses a method called "pot". What is so special about this method? How many Irish Whiskey distilleries still exist in Ireland today? This experience is suitable for whiskey beginners who are interested in learning interesting facts about whiskey. This package includes tasting of 3 different styles of Irish whiskeys (Single Malt, Single Pot Still, Blend).
If you’re traveling around southwest Ireland with friends or family of drinking age, take some time out from sightseeing to discover the culture and flavors of Irish whiskey with this tasting session designed for large groups of eight or more. Visit the Dingle Distillery, an artisanal distillery on the harbor coast, and sample a number of Irish malt and pot whiskeys.