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Rural Pub Tours

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Address: Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 495 8111
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10:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience true Irish pub culture, visit the pubs the locals visit.

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Experience true Irish pub culture, visit the pubs the locals visit.

Take in some of Ireland's most picturesque scenery as we make our way from pub to pub.

Rural Pub Tours have put together exciting tours which takes you out of the City and straight to the countryside to have a real taste of rural pub life.

So let us take you on an unforgettable journey through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery as we visit many of Ireland’s most famous pubs and some of Ireland’s not so famous hard to find pubs.

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Shane O'Donoghue's tour of Dublin pubs

Shane was great and made our experience incredibly memorable. He did a great job telling us about Ireland, each of the pubs and insights into the great beverages we enjoyed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shane was great and made our experience incredibly memorable. He did a great job telling us about Ireland, each of the pubs and insights into the great beverages we enjoyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic night this was. We first of all meet Shane our driver and guide extraordinaire :-) Shane made this trip one of the best evenings in Dublin, he was so informative and made sure that everyone was involved. We visited three pubs which were all so different, Shane explained about the pub before we got there, he even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our honeymoon.. and were very excited to try this trip after reading the reviews. Great communication, very good information as to when to get picked up and where... the reviews were spot on. I am finally getting on to writing this after many months but I figured I better do it now before I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved this tour! We visited three pubs, all offering something different and allowing us some insight into pub-life outside Dublin. All three were lively and served great Guinness. Live music in two of the pubs. Great way to meet people and get off the beaten track. Tour leader was extremely knowledgeable (recommending drinks for the non-Guinness drinkers!) and friendly. Central... More 

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ruraltours, Owner at Rural Pub Tours, responded to this review

Hello jadetwinkle76 Thank you for reviewing our tour & we are very grateful you took the time to share your experience with other travelers who we hope will decide one of our tours will suit them too. It always makes us happy to hear you enjoyed our drink suggestions & the very different pubs we chose to bring you to.... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great time with Shane! 3 pubs. We didn't want to leave any one of them. Friendly folks. Great beer and whiskey. Lots of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is the second time this year we joined the tour. This was a great night visiting three different pubs outside of Dublin. First stop was the Blue Light, next Johnny Foxes, and finally the Harbor Inn. Brandon and Liam (guide and driver) made this tour a fun night. However, we missed Shane :)

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Thank TravelingDs1998
ruraltours, Owner at Rural Pub Tours, responded to this review

Hello TravelingDs1998 It's was an honor to have you back on tour with us again so soon & we're delighted to read you enjoyed our Rural Pub Tour just as much the second time round. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks a million for your repeat custom & of course for taking time to review... More 

Howell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great night visiting three different pubs outside of Dublin. First stop was the Blue Light, a small pub with a cracking fireplace and friendly locals to enjoy a pint with. Next off to Johnny Foxes, a large pub with several rooms. Last was the Harbor Inn. This pub was insane with several rooms all packed, each with... More 

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ruraltours, Owner at Rural Pub Tours, responded to this review

Hello Gerzeygurl We wanted to thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor and we appreciate you taking time to review your Dublin Mountain Pub Tour with us. It's great to hear you loved all the pubs we visited & that you really enjoyed all the advice you were given to get the most out of the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I would give this amazing tour a million stars if I could! I took my second and third tours with Shane and RPT last week while I was in Dublin and they were the highlights of my trip. We did the Friday night tour and had so much fun we did the Sunday afternoon tour as well! Shane is the... More 

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ruraltours, Owner at Rural Pub Tours, responded to this review

Thank you MissTara73 for your detailed review and of course for coming back to us on your recent visit to Dublin. It was wonderful to have you out with us again and not just once this time, twice in 3 days. We are extremely happy to read such a positive review and we are thrilled you love what we do.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I'm on my 5th trip to Ireland and had the opportunity to experience the Dublin Rural Pub Tour on this trip. I regret not having found out about this earlier!! Shane is an amazing guide- he'll take you to some of the most incredible pubs where you'll experience the best in hospitality, music, and (of course) drink!!! Get on board... More 

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ruraltours, Owner at Rural Pub Tours, responded to this review

Thanks you for reviewing your experience with us and isn't it great even on your 5th visit to our fair city you still found new fun things to do. Best of all we run more than 1 type of Rural Pub Tour so on your next visit you can try something different. Hoping to having you on board in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

An absolute MUST do! This is one of the best tours I have ever done. I did this in April of this year - and the tour guide was absolutely fantastic. We had enough time in each place and sampled many different types of beer. Very highly recommended.

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