Dublin is where pubs are born. Some don't survive, many leave the Irish shore, several have mid-life crises, but few age 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. Bring a pen - you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where 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.