What a way to see lively, lovely Dublin in high season. Combine pursuits by tippling and touring on a pub crawl. These two in the historic Temple Bar area take in Guinness and Harp, as well as Ireland’s proud heritage through writing and song.
Professional actors lead the roughly three-hour Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, reciting humorous passages from Joyce, Beckett, and Wilde en route to classics such as the multistory Duke Pub and bustling Long Hall. The itinerary also passes Trinity College and St. Andrew’s Church, linking writers and academics to their love of a good pint. 011-353-1-670-5602, www.dublinpubcrawl.com
Listen to button accordion, uilleann pipe, bodhran drum, and the story of Ireland via song on the Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl. Two musicians lead a merrymaking band along a four-pub tour, including the oldest in the city, 255-year-old Brogan’s Bar, and the landmark Ha’penny Bridge. 011-353-1-478-0193, www.musicalpubcrawl.com