Tour Code: 2932TIE
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Soak up the infectious atmosphere and learn how to unwind like a local on this 3-hour traditional Irish experience in Dublin. With live Irish musicians, excellent drink discounts and professional Irish dancers, get a taste of Irish nightlife during this unforgettable experience. Learn how to 'céilí' (traditional Irish dance) and be taught how to play the 'bodhrán' (Irish drum), before pulling your own pint of Guinness and relaxing with the locals in this central Dublin bar.
Make your own way to the meeting point in central Dublin to begin your traditional Irish experience.
On arrival, perhaps head to the bar to enjoy a drink (own expense) — with several drinks discounts on offer, maybe try a traditional Irish tipple such as a Guinness. The barman will even show you how to pour your own pint.
As you soak up the atmosphere, listen to the live musicians playing popular folk ditties on the bodhrán and other traditional instruments. Then, try your hand at playing the bodhrán yourself with a lesson from one of the musicians.
Later, watch as professional Irish dancers take to the floor and perform a céilí dance. A popular form of Irish dancing in Ireland, céilí was created to facilitate courting and marriage between young people and consists of simple steps that can be learned easily.
With the crowd warming up, join the dancers to learn some of the famous Irish jigs and reels. Céilí dances are usually performed in sets of six to eight couples, with each pair facing one another in a square or rectangular formation. Find your place on the floor and follow the professional dancers’ lead as they run you through the basics and show you how to step in time to the music. As your confidence builds, perhaps try your hand at spinning with your dance partner.
After your traditional Irish experience, perhaps head out onto the streets to explore central Dublin.