The Black Tale
Meet your tour guide - John Brien, a worker at the Guinness Brewery. The year is 1911. The city is alive with horses and carts, shoeless newspaper boys, screeching rusty wheels, determined street performers and balladeers.
Join John Brien on his way to work from St. Patrick's Cathedral, through the Liberties, to the brewery itself. Listen to him retell of the Dublin you never knew existed:
The characters, like Zozimus, the blind balladeer who was as much a part of Dublin as the river Liffey.
The myths and facts of Guinness
The rebellions and the loyalists
The fires and the waters
The perpetual poverty and the fleeting wealth
The hunger and the drunkenness
The piety and the prostitution
The contradictions of Dublin life were as plain to be seen as the white and the black of a pint of Irish stout.
Welcome to auld Dublin!
Tour last 1 1/2 hrs. Finishes at the entrance to the Guinness Storehouse.