A Glimpse of Irish Pubs

Where is the coolest place you’ve had a drink?

We couldn’t go to Dublin without stopping into a traditional Irish pub. Wonderful, boisterous atmosphere, Guinness by the pint, classic fish ‘n’ chips, and of course, live Irish music.

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Our host clued us in on the best spot for an authentic experience: Darkey Kelly’s. We loved it so much we went back a second time!

Next time we’re in the area, we hope to make it out to the oldest pub in the world: Sean’s Bar!

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While I don’t really drink beer (gasp!), Aaron was in heaven (and they had a cider for me). Even if you don’t drink, just walking into these pubs is must, purely for the sounds and energy.

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Our favorite bands were those with the upbeat Irish jigs. And we were most impressed by the flute player, who also quite skilled on a variety of pipes, including the uilleann pipes.

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These are very similar in appearance to Scottish bagpipes, except the bag is inflated with the elbow, freeing the player’s mouth to sing along with the crowd!

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After a couple nights of these joyous tunes, it was difficult to not dance along!


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