A fun and recommended activity for those visiting Dublin is to do the Irish Musical Pub Crawl. Unlike the name implies, the consumption of alcohol is optional and everyone actually walked between the venues — no crawling observed! But it is an opportunity to try a pint of Guinness (not a brew I’m very fond of, but better here than when I’ve tried it elsewhere probably due to the freshness of the product). You do get to visit a total of 3 pubs, two in the Temple Bar area, with about a 30-40 minute set at each of the three places.
The tour features two professional Irish musicians, generally playing traditional songs on a guitar and violin. In between numbers, they chatter about Irish music, Irish traditions and culture, and the influence of traditional Irish music on today’s music scene. It was terrific!
Here are a few brief videos I took while enjoying the crawl:
Reservations are highly suggested. The number of attendees is limited.
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