Feb 18, 2023
Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides brought to you in partnership with our good friends at Tourism Ireland
Today we return to Dublin where I spent a wonderful 3 days in the low season of January earlier this year. With clear blue skies, low crowds and plenty of things to experience and do, Dublin rarely disappoints in the winter months. And what better way to pass the time than meeting up with some wonderful people like today’s guest, Ronan Lynch.
Ronan is a 3rd generation Dublin publican, who’s family have been running the Swan Bar in Aungier Street for the past 85 years. And as The Swan has been standing here since 1661, it is, as you would expect, like stepping back in time to set foot in a true Irish pub. And Ronan pointed out to me that his is a drinking pub. It’s a place for drinking, conversation, craic and perhaps a little rugby banter.
So grab a pint and join us for this short conversation in one of the oldest, least touristy pubs in the whole of Dublin – it’s an absolute gem!
And you can learn more about The Swan by visiting theswanbar.com where you will be able to see the pub for yourself and indeed later this year, you’ll be able to stay at The Swan when they open their new accommodation which promises an experience true to the style of this old world pub.
In the next episode, we continue our low season Dublin trip as we head over to meet Simon from the Museum of Literature Ireland in a fascinating conversation where we learn more about Ireland’s rich history of writers and try to find out just how it came to be that such a small nation with modest population was able to produce such an incredible number of literary legends.
But That’s our show for this week. Thanks as always, for your company, and if you enjoyed this podcast, please do leave us a positive rating and review on your podcast app and also don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to be the first to hear our latest low season stories, articles and guides.
Have a great week wherever you are and remember that travel is always better and fairer for the planet, the local communities and you the travellers, when it’s without the crowds…