Places to Visit in Dublin
EXPERIENCE THE CHARM AND ATMOSPHERE OF DUBLIN PUBS
true! - the city of four Nobel Prizes for Literature acknowledges unashamedly
a crucial correctedness between drink and literary genius. To experience
this phenomenon you may enlist in the Dublin Literary
Pub Crawl departing November (Friday's and Saturday's only), December
4th, 5th, 11th and 12th, January 16th onwards (Friday's and Saturday's
only) from The Duke, 8/9 Duke Street, just up
the street from the famous Bailey in Duke Street.
Pubs chosen vary but most tours include some or all of the following:
Mulligan's on Poolbeg Street, the Palace
Bar on Fleet Street, McDaids on Harry
Street, Neary's on Chatham Street, The Norseman on
Eustace Street, the Long Hall on George's Street
or O'Neills on Suffolk Street.
The Musical Pub Crawl,
Tel: +353 1 4780191 starts at Oliver St. John
Gogarty's, Temple Bar with the services of professional musicians (small
charge) every Saturday night at 7.3Opm. However you may prefer to arrange
your own. Certainly no visitor can have the true Dublin experience without
a walking tour which includes dropping into one or two traditional pubs.
These should have snugs, enclosing tables partitioned off for privacy.
back in 1600, one in five houses in the city sold liquor.
ROCK & ROLL STROLL
The Irish capital's astoundingly creative energy in
producing top rock music bands offer the devotees of the genre' a streetwise
pilgrimage -the Dublin Rock & Roll Stroll beginning in the bar of
the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street, where
the Chieftans, who have cut records with Van
Morrison, Mick Jagger and Jackson Browne, first got together. From
there - west to Slattery's, 129 Capel Street, splendidly traditional and
once the Dublin base for Tyrone-born Paul Brady,
now with a 7 night programme of traditional, rock and blues. South past
Merchant's Arch with its links with the late Phil Lynott of Thin
Lizzy to the Bad Ass Cafe in Crown Alley,
where Sinead O'Connor used to waitress. Next
on to the
Olympia Theatre, noted for
Mary Black's concerts, past the offices of Hot
Press Magazine in Trinity Street, along the pubs off Grafton Street, so
often associated with Davy Arthur and the Furey Brothers
to The Duke, Duke Street where the Hothouse
Flowers used to hang about. Time now for a coffee in Bewley's,
Crafton Street, where Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats
hung out, past Captain America's where Chris de Burgh
used to serenade customers.
As market force have intensified nightlife competition,
the benefits of a wider choice have accrued to the punters. Once upon
a time Leeson Street was undisputed king of after hours divarsion. Not
any longer. Temple Bar has brought the life of the night to central Dublin.
It is an ongoing outrageous success and appears unstoppable in its dynamic
progress. It is a major social focal point for the big names in entertainment
and attracts people morning, noon and night. Clubs which are based in
the major hotels have the edge when it comes to luxurious facilities and
possess strong appeal for a broad based clientele. The Dublin pubs have
responded by improving the quality of their musical entertainment and
enjoy huge popularity. A small selection is as follows:
Annabel's, Burlington Hotel, Leeson Street, Buskers,
Temple Bar, Club M, Blooms Hotel, Anglesea Street.