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HOT ON THE TAIL of Iceland’s Prime Minister offering to make pancakes for visitors is the opportunity to grab a beer in Dublin with an “ambassador,” an actual Dubliner who has offered to take you out for a free pint and get you acquainted with the ins and outs of Dublin life.

If you are intending on visiting the city and fancy a delicious beverage, you can hook up with a local via the city of a thousand welcomes website and they will put you in touch with one of their volunteer local ambassadors. And before you ask, they are legit, and have been arranging meetups for a couple of months already. As a matter of fact, the City of Dublin is one of the sponsors of the initiative, and will be picking up your tab.

So if you’re passing through and feel like getting an introduction to the city — or, y’know, you like beer — it might well be worth getting in touch.

Have you met up with a Dublin ambassador? Was the beer delicious? We’d love to know.



About The Author

Richard Stupart

Richard lives and works in South Africa, exploring as often as possible the strange and unknown places that his continent is so rich in. What stories of far flung places and mischief he is able to trap and bring home are mounted on his blog. Where the Road Goes.

  • Jared Loftus

    Thank you very much for this! I’ll be heading to Ireland for two weeks in June so I will definitely be checking this out.

  • Megan

    I just sent them a request, looking forward to it. I wonder how popular gluten-free beer is there.

  • Anonymous

    I did this and it was really interesting! The ambassador was super helpful.

  • Alan Fanning

    This was a great Irish Tourist Board initive – I brought out a few people as an Ambassador and was happy to have an imput on the Pubs picked. Needless to say I had many would be friends last Summer!

    • Hidden Dublin

      Sounds like a great idea Alan and hope it takes off this coming season.

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