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    Rounds

    by don1dublin Written Apr 7, 2004

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    If you find your out in a pub with a few locals and your drink is running low make sure you ask the people your drinking with if they would like a drink.....its the polite thing to do.......if your not into drinking make sure you dont get into "rounds" with anyone......they will end up drinking you under the table....you will be amazed how much we can drink and still be standing............always leave the pub 30 or so mins before it ends......because one it ends and the bars about the close the streets fill up with people trying to get a taxi and you will hav 50 people ahead of you while ur trying to get that mouth watering burger n chips....

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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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    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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  • Guiness

    by Zia1 Updated Jul 3, 2004

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    Try a pint of Guiness while you are here in Dublin. Dublin is the home of Guiness. It tastes better here than anywhere else in the world! Do have a pint -not a glass. Even if you don't finish it all -a pint tastes nicer than a glass.Look at the locals- they all all drinking pints!!!!

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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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    Enjoy the Pub Scene

    by cjg1 Written Dec 23, 2008

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    The Pub Scene in Dublin is something I enjoy. Hanging out and enjoying some beer while music plays in the background is quite enjoyable. I've always enjoyed discovering new pubs and revisiting some favorites when coming to Dublin.

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    Signs around Town

    by BeatChick Updated Jun 5, 2010

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    So I guess I like taking photos of signs and things that catch my eye. Here are a few of those with the rest displayed in a travelogue.

    Here's the link for the Sign Travelogue:
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/b288a/#TL

    The first 2 are of drinks signs for Harp Beer (I really like this one because of the composition of colors of blue, yellow, orange - very simple) and Bulmer's Cider. The 2nd 2 are of Dublin City signs or establishment signs. The last one was a strange one of medallions embedded into the sidewalk near Christ Church. If someone could tell me the significance of this last one, I'd greatly appreciate it because I have no clue what it's about.

    Hope you enjoy them!

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    The rounds system!

    by zone_de_guerre Written Jun 12, 2007

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    This is something which is extremley prevalent around Dublin! Four or five people take it in turn to buy everyones drinks in the group and it can prove to be an expensive way of doing things. My advice is to just say no politley and say you'll stick to buying your own.

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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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    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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    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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    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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