An Irish Pub Crawl road trip is perfect for Ireland group travel and your next vacation delivering you into the heart of Irish pub culture and the most beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer. For Ireland Pub tours you could fly from Shannon to Dublin but then you would miss all the fun, music, scenery, and pub crawls along the way while making new friends over a pint or two. Experience the ultimate Ireland road trip journey from Limerick via Galway and Connemara to Dublin visit Dolan’s Pub in Limerick, the Western Bar in Galway, Celtic Crossroads, Lockes Distillery and highlight of any Irish pub tour group vacation the famous Jameson Dublin Literary Pub Crawl in Dublin’s fair city.
Day by Day Ireland Pub Tour Road Trip Journey from Limerick via Galway and Connemara to Dublin
Ireland is truly a warm and welcoming country, or as the Gaelic phrase “Cead Mile Failte” expresses so eloquently, “a hundred thousand welcomes”. Participating in an Ireland pub Tour provides you with advantages over individuals traveling on their own. Besides being chauffeured from one place to the next your guide will offer interesting historical insight into Irish culture and you will be delighted by the diversity of the carefully planned activities.
The best Irish pub tours are packaged so you enjoy culture, fun, entertainment and breathtaking natural scenery ensuring every Irish Pub Tour member gets the most from a visit on an Ireland vacation. Whether you are a keen photographer, music lover, fellow Irishman or just like a pint or two of Guinness stout, this road trip has something for everyone!
The Irish pub tour includes Dolan’s Pub in Limerick, famous for its live acoustic sessions, where local musicians jam nightly playing traditional Irish music, the Western Bar in Galway, an authentic Irish pub with traditional entertainment favored by the locals, take in Ireland’s best musical stage show, Celtic Crossroads. Irish Pub Tour Group members can try the finest Irish Whiskey at the Lockes Distillery and finish with the famous Jameson Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. Plus enjoy the natural scenic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, contrasting starkness of the Burren, Galway, Roundstone, a village in Connemara boasting one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland, tour Kylemore Abbey, and spend a couple of days in Dublin.
Fly to Shannon overnight in Limerick Get Ready for Ireland’s Scenic Beauty
On day one of your journey, an Eirebus chauffeur and professional Ireland tour group guide meet members at the Shannon Airport. You travel north to one of Ireland’s most stunning sights, the Cliffs of Moher, where some days you can see clear to the Aran Islands. Time to relax at the hotel in Limerick before stepping out on the town.
Celebrate your first night in Ireland by visiting Dolan’s Pub, one of Limerick’s best known hostelries, established in 1878, Dolan’s Pub has earned the reputation for hosting wonderful acoustic sessions where local musicians are invited to join in nightly. Overnight in a Limerick hotel like the Adare Manor or Hilton.
Journey from Limerick to Galway, the heart of Gaelic Culture
On day two travel north to Galway, your touring base for the next three nights. On the way, discover the stark beauty of the Burren, one of the largest Karst landscapes in Europe, formed by the erosion of layers of soluble bedrock over millions of years resulting in an undulating series of hills, terraces, caves and cliffs, all in constantly changing hues of grey. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs in the area, a Celtic high cross and a number of ancient ring forts which some say were part of ancient Ireland’s mating rituals.
This afternoon arrive in Galway and tonight Ireland Group Travel members are chauffeured to the Western Bar to enjoy authentic Irish Music. Even the most well-travelled member of the Irish Pub Tour will not have experienced the fun and spontaneity of the locals suddenly bursting into song, uniting together in their renditions of popular Irish songs. The Irish are notorious for their love of singing in pubs so do not be surprised if you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a performance of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”. Overnight in a Galway hotel like the fabulous 5 star Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Experience a Day of History, Bodhran Craftsmanship, and Celtic Crossroads musical stage show
Day three it’s on to the picturesque Kylemore Abbey, oldest Irish Benedictine Abbey, and convent of the Benedictine Nuns of Ypres. Work up an appetite as you stroll the shores of Lake Kylemore, see the beautifully restored Gothic Church, take in the exhibition at the visitor’s center or look around the craft shop and pottery studio where you can watch Kylemore Abbey Pottery being made and then treat yourself to some delicious home cooked food.
Drive on to the village of Roundstone, one of the oldest resorts in Connemara and most beautiful settings and picturesque village overlooking the Atlantic. Home of Malachy Kearns or Malachy Bodhran as folk musicians call him, a master craftsman of the Bodhran, the round skin drum played with both ends of a beater and heartbeat of Irish folk music. Tonight back in Galway attend the Celtic Crossroads Show, Ireland’s highly acclaimed music and stage show, from the roots of Irish traditional music through to its modern-day counterparts such as Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass and Gypsy. After the show rest up at the hotel in Galway.
Today travel through the Scenic Middle Counties visit Lockes Distillery before reaching Dublin
On the fourth day of your Ireland group travel vacation you head east through the central counties of Ireland towards Dublin. On the way, visit Lockes Distillery, licensed in 1757, the oldest pot still distillery in the world, and produced triple distilled whiskey for 200 years. Closed in 1957 and then restored into a Museum by the local people. See the original 19th century water wheel and the steam engine and fascinating process of whiskey making from grinding the grain to casking the final product then try a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey! Arrive in Dublin in time to relax at your hotel and a free night to explore a whole host of pubs Ireland’s Capital has to offer.
Experience Dublin City Tour & highly entertaining Jameson Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Its day five already and today Ireland pub tour group members will enjoy everything this city has to offer on the Dublin City Tour: Your guide will take you to the most impressive cultural hotspots including Trinity College — one of the great Universities of the world, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with its 140 foot spire, Dublin Castle — dating back to 1208 and now a major Irish Government complex, O’Connell Street — part of a grand thoroughfare that runs through the centre of Dublin, and Georgian Squares — see shining examples of the last remaining Georgian architecture.
This afternoon Irish Pub Tour members can relax a bit before joining one of the most entertaining pub crawls anywhere. Join in the Jameson Dublin Literary Pub Crawl and wind your way through the streets of Dublin absorbing the atmosphere, taking in the sights and sound, while a team of rambling players and minstrels accompany you with renditions of verse and prose, drama and song from the Dublin literary greats, including Joyce, Beckett, and Oscar Wilde. You’ll find out how the pub culture began and why it was so important to writers. This is definitely an evening not to be missed. Overnight at Trinity Capital Hotel or similar in central Dublin.
A Fond Farewell to the Emerald Isle
On day six your chauffeur escorts you to Dublin Airport and as you say your farewells to the Emerald Isle, you may feel a little sad but your heart will be overflowing with love for this beautiful country, her welcoming people and the memories you will now treasure forever. The real beauty of Ireland is her people and sharing this with your Irish Pub tour members is something you will all have in common when you chat or think back about visit to Ireland and the absolutely brilliant time you had on this Irish Pub Crawl tour.
Ireland Pub Group Tour Tips
It is easy to form a group, just invite your friends, family, travel club members, or business associates, and organize an Irish Pub Group Tour. Group organizers can sometimes travel at reduced cost or even complimentary. Important steps include making plans in advance, choosing a reputable company and tour operator in Ireland to handle all of the travel arrangements, and then get ready to have the time of your life on a pleasurable pub tour of Ireland.