“Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub”- Leopold Bloom from James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Joyce’s riddle has been solved and only one route exists crossing Dublin city without passing a pub. Get your walking boots on and join us on Saturday September 8th at 2pm to explore parts of the city that you’re unlikely to see on any other tour.
Along the way we will talk about Dublin’s pubs of the past, the city during Joyce’s era, and the old city walls, all while following a unique route that shows another side of Dublin, the city synonymous with pubs and alcohol.
Be one of the first people to ever cross Dublin without passing a pub (intentionally at least).
The walk will take approximately 2 hours with several stops along the way to go into a bit of detail of how the route was devised by software developer Rory McCann, the pubs that used to exist along the way, and the people that have gone in the other direction in their attempts to visit every pub in Dublin and Ireland.
A decent level of fitness will be needed by anyone joining us. We also recommend having a good lunch before we start so that you’ve got plenty of fuel in the tank. The Waterloo Bar on Baggot Street will be our meeting point and they have kindly offered 10% off all lunches for those participating on the tour who want to get some food in advance. We’ll make a stop half way through to allow people to grab a coffee and to use the bathroom.
We’ll be finishing up on the north side of the city, and we may very well head to a pub after our publess tour is complete.
Above: A group on one of our pub crawls last year.
All of our pub crawls are hosted by John Geraghty and Luigsech Bennett. John has run Publin.ie for the last 6 years and is one of Dublin’s leading authorities on pubs. Luigsech has over 7 years experience as a tour guide on the Dublin pub scene. They have been friends since their teenage years and want to expose others to their love of Dublin pubs.