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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

Frances H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I was staying in Dublin on my own and I am the wrong side of 70! so this was a great way of being able to go out with a group of people and listen to Irish music. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the musicians were brilliant. I will do it again if I go back to Dublin any time. The pubs were authentic Irish pubs and although it was a big group everyone had a seat. There was the option of buying a drink at each pub but there was no obligation. At the end of the evening the musicians made sure that everyone knew were they were. In fact we ended up close to O'Connell Street. A great night out!

Jennifer k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour, a must see experience. The 2 Irish performers were very clever to put together a music and story telling program together to make our experience relevant to this Irish culture. Nice job...

C O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a really enjoyable way to spend the evening. The traditional music was great, and the musicians were entertaining.

Tudor L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was really a fascinating experience. We visited a few pubs and the music was great. Also the hosts were very entertaining and we, theparticipants had a good time.Interesting facts about Irsh music, not clichees. Strongly recommend.

ANTHONY H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Don't expect a rerun of the Bachelors! This is serious authentic traditional Irish music - played by passionate exponents of the art. Come and be educated and get involved with foot tapping fun. Eat before you come so you can imbibe to your heart's content.

James E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Probably the highlight tour of our time in Dublin. We, along with our 2 musician guides and approx 30 of our closest friends visited 3 pubs and enjoyed Irish hospitality, music, and of course the beer! Would recommend if you want more than just a drinking pub crawl as the music and stories gave us insight into Irish tradition and made us feel Irish for a night.

Marilyn V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great night. Great musicians. More about the music and traditions. Highly recommend.

Cara E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great experience! Very informative, fun and energizing! Weill worth the price!

Larry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

fun. learned tons about the Irish heritage and how important music is in it. the musicians were fabulous and the of course the Guinness was great. You have to take this tour if you want to understand the heart of the Irish!

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

DON'T BUY THE FIRST ROUND THE IN WAIT TILL YOU GO TO THE NEXT PUB you will save so much money the guys were really great we ended up closing the bar we were the last to leave, a different pub night

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