Some that we didn't go into:
Near Christchurch Cathedral.
In Temple Bar
Also in Temple Bar.
And some that we did:
We have four different versions of this photo of us
outside of Mulligan's,
one from each of the four times we've been to Dublin.
You might think it's hype, but we sampled Guinness
all over Dublin, and Mulligan's really does
pour the smoothest pint.
The old-fashioned back room was quiet the afternoon we were there.
The light was lovely.
This is the gorgeous International Bar,
where the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour starts.
More on that later.
Doheny and Nesbitt is one of three great old pubs
very near St. Stephen's Green.
The other two are Toner's, and Kehoe's.
We visited all three.
Kehoe's was very busy on the weekend,
but had a much more
relaxed ambience during the week.
They burn a peat fire in the fireplace
and I stood outside
and just sniffed and sniffed the air.
This is the view from inside the snug at Kehoe's.
Snugs are small rooms
that were originally for women,
who were not allowed at the bar.
They have windows with sliding doors and a shelf;
when the woman was done with her pint she would
slide the window open, place her empty glass on the shelf,
and the publican would whisk it away and bring her
another pint. Very convenient.
The back wall at Doheny and Nesbitt.
Toner's was one of our favorite places and would be
our local if we happened to live in Dublin,
along Upper Baggott Street.
Toner's used to be a grocery store/pub, a long time ago.
The publicans and barkeeps in Dublin are professionals
and take their jobs very seriously. They wear dress shirts
and ties, and they work very hard.
Doug made a little movie
of this guy, which I will post later.
If you look closely into this mirror, you can see two
The Duke, one of the only pubs we could find that
served Harp. Most of the pubs have Heineken
and Carlsberg on tap, but not Irish Harp. Go figure.
(When I asked a bartender why, he just
gave me a long look and didn't answer.
One of the guide books says that Irish people
refer to Harp as "tinkers' piss."
So that might explain it.)
O'Donoghue's, near St. Stephen's Green,
quite famous for their traditional music.
The music was not particularly good this night,
and we left after one drink.
On a previous trip, the music was wonderful
and the place was full, primarily of German tourists.
After playing one Irish tune after another,
the band suddenly launched
into "Country Roads, Take Me Home,"
and the entire bar sang along.