Dublin Pub Crawl

Arrival in Dublin from St. John’s was at approximately 07:00.  After some breakfast at the hotel and waiting a few hours to get into our rooms, some had a little cat nap before heading out on the pre-planned pub crawl from the hotel northward towards the Temple Bar district.  We managed to hit The Long Hall, the Stag’s Head, the Temple Bar, and the Auld Dubliner before settling in for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.


The Dublin Pub Crawl

This is a map of the best pubs that Dublin has to offer. The pubs have been selected based on reviews of multiple websites that rank the best traditional Irish pubs in Dublin.

This is a live map:

  • Zoom In / Zoom Out with the +/- buttons or use the scroll wheel on your mouse.
  • Click and drag with the left mouse button to drag the map.
  • Click on the icons to see information about each pub including a link to our custom pub blog pages and links to the pub’s website.
  • There is a Full Screen icon [ ] above the upper right corner of the map.

Frank McCourt’s Historic Pubs of Dublin

historic pubs 2In 2008 Frank McCourt, the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Angela’s Ashes, hosted a one hour special for PBS named The Historic Pubs of Dublin.

The Iowa public television folks have an excellent set of photos on Flickr taken from the video which you can see here.

The DVD can also be purchased here on Amazon Canada.

To the right is the DVD cover art showing Frank McCourt sitting at a small table in Mulligan’s.

The host also mentions the craic that goes on in Irish pubs.

I was not able to find the entire one hour show online.  I only found a couple of short clips but we can see several of the very best pubs in Dublin that we’ve documented here on this website.  The host explains John Mulligan’s preference for standing while drinking.  Also prominently featured in the video is O’Donoghue’s.   Look for The Stag’s Head pub, The Temple Bar pub, and the oldest pub in Ireland, The Brazen Head.


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