Where you can be happy out
Aye, many a traveler has fancied sipping a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub. That goes double for Dublin, Ireland’s capital city where the thick dense stout is brewed. But to single out this historic city for being an imbiber’s paradise would be selling the city short, for Dublin also is famous for spawning giants of literature, music and film.
With AutoVenture, your private guide will provide you an insider’s glimpse into Dublin’s rich culture, which produced writers as renowned as George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce and Dracula-creator Bram Stoker. Movie stars such as Maureen O’Hara, as well as Gabriel Byrne and Colin Farrell called Dublin home. And anyone with the scantest musical knowledge will recognize the city as the home of U2 and Van Morrison.
You’ll ride in comfort in your private car to tour ancient castles and the city’s gorgeous green parks, from seeing a herd of fallow deer in historic Phoenix Park to wandering the gardens of Victorian St. Stephen’s Green. You can even take a trip to the beach.
But for all of its rich history, Dublin is a youthful city, as half of its population under 25. It just adds to the energy while you tour the city’s lively pub scene, with live music, dancing and merriment galore. You can duck into pubs where the literary greats once argued, such as city’s oldest, the Brazen Head.
A fun diversion might be to whet your whistle at The Long Stone, Dublin’s oldest Viking pub, or O'Donoghue's, a merry spot that launched the career of the Dubliners. For a story to take home with you, sip at Kavanaghs, located outside the gates of the famous Glasnevin Cemetery. It had a secret serving hatch so the gravediggers could drink on the job.
You won’t be alone if you find yourself tilting a wee bit after availing your thirst at a few of Dublin’s pubs. All the more reason to let AutoVenture be your guide, and let you keep laughing and regaling without a care in the world.
For those unfamiliar with Ireland, an AutoVenture guided tour is the surest way of getting closest to the culture, and of capturing an unforgettable land.