No matter how short your visit to Dublin is, you can now have a taste of the country life. Admire the unforgettable views as we make our way out of the city and over the Dublin & Wicklow mountains down into the Garden of Ireland making frequent stops at some of Ireland's most prestigious pubs.
Set in some of the most beautiful surroundings you will visit Ireland's most famous pubs, such as Fitzgerald's of Avoca (as featured in Ballykissangel), Johnnie fox's, The Meetings Of The Waters
and many more.
Relish the experience of drinking Guinness by an open fire, whilst listening to Traditional Live Music or chatting with the locals at the bar.
Rural Pub Tours is the perfect way to see the sights and get a real Irish pub cultural experience.
Dublin Mountain Pub Tour
March - Mid Oct (Inclusive)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday @ 7pm
Mid October - Mid March (Inclusive)
Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday, Friday , Saturday & Sunday @7pm
Escape the city for an evening, to have a fun filled experience visiting a variety of local Pubs in the Dublin Mountains.
Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Pub Tour ( Rural Nights Pub Tour)
Mid March - Mid Oct
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @3pm
Sunday Afternoon Dublin Mountain Pub Tour
March - January (Inclusive)
Departure Point: Outside Discover Ireland Tourist Office (an old church) on St. Andrew Street (next to Suffolk Street) Duration 5 Hrs
Persons over 18 only
Rural Nights: the country pub tour
Departs Dublin City Centre every Saturday at 3pm. Our mini bus allows us to stay on the most scenic routes from Dublin through Co.Wicklow, frequently stopping at both famous landmark pubs and the smaller more traditional style pubs. At our first stop we enjoy a Guinness whilst admiring the view over Dublin City. We continue towards Co.Wicklow over the mountains making two thirst quenching stops before arriving for dinner. After a relaxing meal you can sit outside enjoy the fresh air and the spectacular setting of Glenmalure or sit by the fire with an Irish coffee. As the night goes on we visit a selection of pubs including, Fitzgerald's of Avoca made famous by the tv series Ballykissangel. The last stop of the night will be in Redcross, set in a beautiful valley in Co.Wicklow. We visit the Snug bar where you'll encounter all sorts of characters and sure to catch plenty of live music too. After a fun filled adventure we make our way back to Dublin (the quick way).
Sunday Session: The Irish music pub tour
Season: May to October
Departs Dublin City Centre "yes you guessed it" every Sunday 12pm.
The Sunday Session is similar to Rural Nights, but also a little different in it own unique way.
We follow the same route as the Rural Nights Tour stopping at such pubs as The Blue Light, Johnnie fox's and many more.
Its only after dinner at Glenmalure Lodge do we see a change of venue from the Rural Nights Tour our first stop after dinner will be at the famous Meeting of the Waters, where on a sunny day you can enjoy the live music outside beside the river. This area was a renowned spot for poet Thomas Moore to hang out for inspiration.
We then make our way to the village of Redcross, set in a beautiful valley in Co.Wicklow.
We visit the Snug bar where you will encounter all sorts of characters and more live music awaits.
After a fun filled adventure we make our way back to Dublin (the quick way).
For more infomation you can check out http://www.ruraltours.ie
Dublin is blessed with easily accessible coastal beaches and harbours such as Howth and Dun Laoghaire, but the distant backdrop to many a city street is a mountain. Visitors who have tasted the pleasures of central Dublin, including Temple Bar can drink in the spectacular scenery of the adjacent Wicklow and Dublin Mountains from the comfort of a bar stool. Shane O’Donohoe’s Rural Pub Tours facilitates this stressless activity by transporting small groups through the hills and valleys. Having spent time shopping and browsing in the city, a nice contrast and welcome break for holidaymakers in rural Ireland has a lot of appeal. Thirst will never be a problem because there is always a watering hole around the next bend. Drinking in the view and drinking pints of Guinness in uniquely atmospheric country pubs is a hardship worth enduring! Traditional style hostelries display interesting memorabilia and fascinating curios. They also provide traditional Irish Music. The tour, which only takes place at weekend, lasts for nine hours, visits pubs of the calibre of Johnny Foxes - the highest pub in Ireland - the Blue Light and Glenmalure Lodge where the participants dine in style in what was once a hunting lodge. On weekdays Rural Pub Tours organises evening trips from 7 p.m. during which three pubs are visited including The Merry Ploughboy in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
The tours start in Nassau Street beside Trinity College in the city centre. The cost of the weekend tour is 59 Euro per person and includes dinner and the weeknight trips pitch in at 30 Euro, but dinner is not included. Contact point: www.ruraltours.ie
Last words from Shane Donohoe: "There is more to Ireland than Temple Bar."