I call todays piece my Dublin, because there are so many sides to Dublin it would be hard for most and especially an occasional visitor like myself to fully describe her. I love traditional Irish music and Irish folk music. I love a chat with real people. I love a good Guinness. I found all these things in abundance in Dublin.
Since Ireland’s Capital is a worldly European city you will be able to find worldly European Spots in abundance also, there are four star hotels, restaurants, shopping, and for these you will need to find a worldly European website, I humbly step aside and continue with what I love about Dublin
For as many times as I’ve spent engaged in conversation or a good battle of give and take, I may have had as many a good time just sitting back and enjoying people enjoy themselves. A pint in the back of the pub while the local Rugby or football team is on the television and watching the mad fans scream in the positive or negative is a show all its own.
Play the youtube video for a great tour of Dublin and a beautiful Irish song.
I was lucky enough to have a guide on my first excursion through the Pubs of Dublin, The nice thing about going with a local to the Dublin Pups is you could learn the rhythm of the Pub. Order a pint, relax, have a chat and a laugh, no hurry. The thing I enjoyed most about the Dublin Pub is the feeling of history in the walls of these old institutions . We stopped into a grand old Pub called the Stags head for a pint and found it fairly empty, the feel of the place was classic, professional bar service and atmosphere up the ying yang. The only thing wrong about the Stag head was that my friend wanted to show me more of his favorite pubs, so we had to leave. We stopped at Neary’s which I loved even more, back to the house for a cleanup and a meal, and we head out for some traditional Irish music.
In Dublin you will be able to find all types of music, from afro fusion to jazz, to rock, and most locals will be looking for said music, but you will also be able to find traditional Irish music. I would recommend a place that has a session as opposed to a cabaret show, So we headed to my favorite Irish Dublin Pub -O’Donoghues.
O’Donoghues, by St. Stevens Green made famous as the birthplace of the Dubliners Irish folk musicians, is classic Dublin Pub that stays true to it’s musical heritage. My friend was amazed as the place wasn’t packed and we got a couple of stools at the end of the bar, Some traditional Irish folk musicians arrived right behind us and the music and guinness flowed. The music was awesome and the place filled up quick, half filled with Dubs and half filled with visitors. Most followed the rules and the Craic was mighty. We had great chats and laughs, and really enjoyed the night. A good taxi ride home, as you should never drive back through the Dublin streets after Pubbin, a bag of taytos, then a good rest.
Now if having the time of your life with close and not so close friends isn’t enough, one of the best things I love about Ireland, and the Dublin Pubs happens the next night. My friend and I are going out for a light dinner, he asks if I want to pop into Neary’s for a pint, In his words, to take the edge off. So we head into Neary’s, pretty empty pub. the bartender pulls us a guinnness, and we relax and laugh about the night before. As we relax and recount the night, a fellow takes two steps into the bar, looks at us slowly sipping our pints, and exclaims almost at the top of his lungs, ” Lads, wasn’t the Craic Mighty last night?” And you Know it Was.