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    Taming the Wolf at the Guinness Brewery

    by Kodi01 Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Guinnes Brewery

    Sometimes a city just has your name...hehe
    This is me and Tania (skye820) at the Guinness Brewery tour.

    I just liked the caption above the barley or hops, as my dog Kodi is similar to a wolf or is it me? :o))

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    Whiskey

    by acemj Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Thanks for the pic, Orla!

    My first sip of Bushmill's Black Bush Whiskey was here at a pub called the Long Hall. Not being much of a whiskey drinker, I asked the advice of my local VT hosts and was not disappointed with this rich, dark and smooth choice. If you enjoy trying new things and want to branch out from night after night of drinking the best Guinness of earth, give a glass of whiskey a try.

    The stuff was so good, that I drank it neat (no ice, just whiskey). The picture is of me and Peter at the Long Hall.

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    Hospitality

    by IrishFem Updated Jul 17, 2003

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    The musician

    When you arrive in Ireland and you visit your first pub, its traditional to buy everyone a drink... this can be costly so make sure you leave your credit card behind the bar.. I am sure you will have plenty of people taking you up on your offer.... and if you don't understand how you could have bought the Guinness Bewery for the amount of money you spent.. well then you been had....

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    Drink Guinness... its good for you

    by IrishFem Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    You have to have a pint of Guinness. Drink it it's good for you.....Go to the Guinness Brewery, although you have to pay €13, its well worth the price, because you work your way up to the gravity bar which gives you a 365 degree view of Dublin. Between July and August the bar stays opened until 10pm. You might also find a traditional session taking place especailly at the weekend from 8pm onwards. The tour is self guided and pretty boring on some floors, however it gives you the history of Guinness with some wonderful old videos if you are interested in the way this massive empire came about.

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    Early drinking

    by sarahandgareth Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Some visitors, especially those from continental Europe, may find it surprising to see how early Irish people begin a night on the town.

    On a Friday evening, many people go straight from work to the pub, and stay there until midnight or later, sometimes moving from one venue to another. Even on a Saturday, people often meet at an extremely early hour, and pubs often won't have a free seat after 8, or earlier. Most Irish people are amazed when they go somewhere like Germany or Spain and discover that locals routinely meet up at 9, 10 or 11 o'clock to begin a night out.

    Because of the early start, by 11 or so there can be quite a few people around the worse for wear, so keep your wits about you when emerging from an area like Temple Bar, which can get zoo-like on a Saturday.

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    The bread of life . . .

    by acemj Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    my frothy pint of the black stuff

    Well, not quite, but indeed, Guinness is an important part of the history of Dublin and in fact, is one of the most successful breweries in the world. Since Arthur Guinness first set up shop in 1759 in St. James Gate. He made his legendary purchase of the brewery for a whopping 100 pounds for a term of 9000 years!! Quite a bargain. Over the years, Guinness has been one of the most important and respected employers in Dublin and a vital part of its history and economy. Go to www.guinness.com for the full story.

    Aside from Guinness, the pubs in general are a big part of the culture of the city. Go in and enjoy the friendly locals and soak up the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub. Also, look up the word, "craic."

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    Pub etiquette:

    by IrishFem Updated May 31, 2003

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    Taken in the Brazen Head

    Pub etiquette:
    The crucial thing here is the "round" system, in which each participant takes turns to shout an order. To the outsider, this may
    appear casual; you will not necessarily be told it's your round and other participants may appear only too happy to substitute for you. But make no mistake, your failure to "put your hand in your pocket" will be noticed.
    People will mention it the moment you leave the room. Don't attempt to leave the pub without putting your hand in your pocket and paying for your round. Please note that all barmen and lounge staff expect to be paid immediately after serving drinks.
    ANON

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    How to Drink Properly

    by mrdarius Updated May 14, 2003

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    How to properly drink a Guinness

    Guinness is the beer of choice, served by the pint and cold (as opposed to at room temp, as I've heard some claim- Guinness just started selling kegs which are served 2.5degrees c colder). It takes a while for the head to settle, so the bartender will place it in front of you for it to settle and then finish it off in a couple minutes (Guinness' newest ad slogan is "Tingle of Anticipation"...more like torture). Make sure you drink it as illustrated.

    Also, if you get Irish Coffee, it will have whiskey, not Bailey's Irish Cream, in it.

    Most importantly, do NOT order a black and tan. That's what brutal British soldiers who killed many civilians are called.

    Actually, most importantly, drink and party! The Irish are famous for their great brews pubs, and people. I noticed that in almost every pub, there was an amazing cross section of the population (unlike in Boston). You will often see young and old and really old drinking together.

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    A poem that sezitall!

    by Lochlainn Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    ... a poem by the late great Brian O'Nolan aka Flann O'Brien aka Myles Na gCopaleen (best spoken in thick Dublinese by a gobdaw known to all as 'the Brother') …

    'The Workmans Friend'


    When things go wrong and will not come right,

    Though you do the best you can,

    When life looks black as the hour of night -

    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When money's tight and hard to get

    And your horse has also ran,

    When all you have is a heap of debt -

    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When health is bad and your heart feels strange,

    And your face is pale and wan,

    When doctors say you need a change,

    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When food is scarce and your larder bare

    And no rashers grease your pan,

    When hunger grows as your meals are rare -

    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    In time of trouble and lousy strife,

    You've still got a darling plan

    You still can turn to a brighter life -

    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    © Brian O'Nolan.

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  • The Craic

    by Mariajoy Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    Just another (slightly wonky) pub

    Dublin is full of great pubs. Go and enjoy the craic with the locals, they are (mostly) really friendly to strangers and tourists.

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    Drinking in the Pubs

    by Kodi01 Updated Oct 23, 2004

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    Guinness beer

    An Irish custom is drinking in the pubs and there are many of them.

    Guineess beer is very popular beer in Ireland. We took a tour of the brewery.

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    Guinness for Nobel Prize

    by irvbur Written Jul 5, 2004
    The Mother Ship

    Guinness should win the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Peace, and Economics. The company has people spending more than they earn, and loving it! It's a national treasure.

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    Guinness as a vitamin

    by irvbur Written Jul 5, 2004
    As a vitamin

    Sometimes the best photos are of advertising signs. Guinness has the world's best. Is this a vitamin?

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    Irish Coffee

    by isolina_it Updated Apr 14, 2004

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    Really good, buonissimo! Nothing to do with whatever irish coffee you might order abroad, so specially tasty.
    Price around Eur 5, perfect int the afternoon to start your evening taste drinking ;)

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    Guinness Brewery

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 3, 2004

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    Guinness Brewery

    This is the building where Guinness store is, you can buy all sort of souveniers and tour the plant.

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