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“Definitely recommend Rural Pub Tours for good fun, beautiful sights and great beer!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rural Pub Tours

Rural Pub Tours
Ranked #2 of 286 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Definitely recommend Rural Pub Tours for good fun, beautiful sights and great beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time on the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain tour yesterday! Shane was the host with the most and a fantastic and fun tour leader! I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to take a Rural Pub Tour to get out of the city, see the countryside, experience quaint country pubs and visit with locals!

Visited March 2017
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Not to be missed if you enjoy the local pub scene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Shane's Rural Pub Tour (we did the 3-pub) was certainly a highlight of our recent trip to Dublin. His local knowledge of Ireland and the beers to be had are not to be missed. He has seemingly limitless energy and passion for his native land and the pubs he visits. He gave some history behind the pubs en route and made sure that everyone felt welcome with the locals at every stop. All three pubs had their own uniqueness of locale, history, music, and atmosphere with the common thread being fun (and beer, of course).

By the end of the night, Shane had us all singing Irish songs on the way back to Dublin. Just don't ask him to play any English drinking songs or he might tell you to "eat a bag..." :) We're looking forward to doing the longer tour or Sunday tour next time.

Visited March 2017
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“A great way to spend the afternoon and make new friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a great time with Shane on this tour. We visited three different pubs and had a wonderful time at each. Shane shared some history of each bar, talked about what drinks we could expect, and the types of music we might encounter. Our family was able to meet not only the others on the tour with us but some locals at each of the different bars. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who will be in the area on a Sunday afternoon.

Visited March 2017
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“Shane O'Donoghue's tour of Dublin pubs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Visited February 2017
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“Fantastic night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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 suggested drinks we might like to try. Eventually it was back on the bus for the return journey and a good old sing song, as it was my husbands birthday Shane made sure we sang happy birthday to him. This trip is definitely one to try, worth every penny.

Visited January 2017
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