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Dublin Pub-crawls (NY Times)

Old Sep 20, 99, 5:05 am
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Dublin Pub-crawls (NY Times)

from the NY Times, Sunday, sep-19-99

Dublin Pub Tours

To raise a toast or two to Dublin's literary heritage, you should contact Colm Quilligan, the founder of Dublin Literary Pub Crawl Ltd., at (353-1) 670-5602 or (353-87) 263-0270, or by fax at (353-1) 670-5603. There is also www.dublinpubcrawl.com , but at last check, it had information only on the company's Paris Literary Promenade.

Mr. Quilligan said the Dublin tours are offered nightly at 7:30 and at noon on Sunday from Easter to the end of October, and on Thursday to Sunday at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday at noon the rest of the year. For two and a half hours, two actors lead the walkers to four pubs and other sites in Dublin to perform scenes by famous playwrights and novelists and have fun with a literary quiz (there are prizes).

A typical tour, Mr. Quilligan said, starts at the Duke on Duke Street, with extracts from "Waiting for Godot" and "Ulysses." Oscar Wilde is the main subject at Trinity College and a stop at O'Neill's pub nearby, then it's off to the Bank of Ireland (the Old Parliament House) and the next pub, the Old Stand, a haunt of Brendan Behan. Finally, the tour heads for Neary's and Davy Byrne's and the finale: a full-length performance of Beckett's 30-second play, "Breath."

At the rate of $1.33 to the punt, the evening costs $8.65, $7.30 for students, not including drinks. And you might want to bring your autograph book. Mr. Quilligan says the crawls have been joined on occasion by such actors as Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy and Ian McKellen.
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Old Sep 20, 99, 7:48 am
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Just what I needed: another reason to get to Dubin in '00!!!
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Old Sep 20, 99, 8:02 am
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I looked at the topic heading and thought - great there's a FlyerTalk get-together that I'd fly half-way around the world to go to!
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Old Sep 20, 99, 11:05 am
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Cool! Joe and I will be in Dublin in September 2000. Sounds like a great thing to do.

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Old Sep 20, 99, 1:34 pm
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It could give me an excuse to go to Dublin too.

But aren't these pub crawls dangerous (never been on one... all I know is that the folks at work do them and then are in no condition to do anythign the next day!)

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Old Sep 20, 99, 1:36 pm
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Catman I promis - most can do just another pub crawl the next day/evening!
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