I had a sneaking suspicion that there was more to Irish beer than Guiness and a quick map search confirmed that we will have a busy few days of beer tasting in and around Dublin.

Breweries in Dublin
  • Guiness - obvi.
  • Urban Brewery:  North Dock.  Craft beer bar and restaurant with own inhouse brews.  Taps & Tapas has brunch on Sat & Sun.
  • J.W. Sweetman:  1-2 Burgh Quay D2, near O'Connell Bridge.
  • Persistence Brewing:  they were local, organic, recycling making-do people out of necessity, before it was hip.  Brewery located at 141-146 King St. N. in Smithfield, but no tasting room so you can drink their beers at Drury Buildings on Drury St. and l'Gueuleton (croques for lunch!) on Fade St.
  • Porterhouse:  large, independent brewing co. with bars in London & New York.  Their flagship establishment is the Porterhouse Temple Bar at 16-18 Parliament St. by the Grattan Bridge.
Pubs around Dublin
  • BRÚ Brewery:  craft beer from 100% Irish wheat and barley.  Poured from the tap at BRÚ House at Fairview 12 on the NW side of Fairview Park in Dublin 3 with rooftop beer garden!!  Open ab 12 with S/S brunch.
  • Howth Harbour Bar & Brewery:  Howth's first microbrewery.
Stockists:  Craft brews to look out for on taps around town


Hope Beer

Day Tripper

Irish Train Network


Ballykilcavan:  their in-house tasting room and store should be open by the time we'd get there.  Train from Heuston in Dublin to Athy or Portlaoise is 44 min.

Dermot's Recommendations


  • Trinity College - Library - Book of Kells
  • Guiness Store House
  • Dublin Castle
  • National Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art and Kilmainham Gaol
  • Walk the pier in Dun Laoighre, 15-20 mins south of the city with the DART train.
  • Walk around St. Stephen's Green to Merrion Row, Baggot Street, Merrion Square... this is the Georgian part of Dublin


  • Stag's Head - 1 Dame Court (off Dame St., close to Dublin Castle)
  • The Palace - Fleet Street (start of Temple Bar, near to Trinity College)
  • Kehoe's - South Anne Street (off Grafton St.)
  • Mulligan's - Poolbeg St. (near to Tara St. railway station and Trinity College)
  • McDaid's - Harry St. (off Grafton St.)
Slow Travel Rückfahrt nach München

So. 14.10.:

  • Ferry from Dublin Port (8:05) to Holyhead (11:30) with Irish Ferries - check-in 30 mins before.  Rail & Sail ticket includes train from Holyhead to London.  Trains to London Euston at 11:50, 12:50, 13:55 with Virgin Trains; journey is 3h50m.  Total trip from Dublin to London ~7h, €97.
  • Sleep in London at Prince Arthur for 2 nights, €150.  80-82 Eversholt St.

Di. 16.10.:

  • Eurostar Chunnel Train from London St. Pancras (11:31) to Paris Nord (14:47) - arrive an hour early, €124.
  • TGV Train from Paris Est (15:55) to Munich Hbf (21:36) ohne Umsteige inkl. Sitzplatzreservierung, 2 Kl., €97.