Dublin to Welcome Visitors by Offering a Free Pint with a Local

Welcome to Dublin, City of 1,000 Welcomes

Leave it to Dublin to leverage the power of the pint to help tourism. The City of 1,000 Welcomes program connects Dubliners with out-of-towners in a round of tourism speed dating… and the good news is that even if the “date” is only so-so, both parties get a free pint of beer or cup of tea.

At this very moment, Dubliners are signing up as ambassadors. After vetting the applicants, the program will facilitate one-on-one meetings with first-time tourists at one of three Dublin establishments… Merrion Hotel, Bewley’s Café, and the Porterhouse Pub.

With “meeting the locals” high on the lists of many travelers, this program deserves a shiny gold star… it’s good for visitors, good for sponsoring venues, and great Dublin.

The program launches on Bloomsday 2011 (June 16th), and visitors are invited to sign up for the City of 1,000 Welcomes Newsletter to find out how to participate.

Author: Corey

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  1. The Store Love it! I could go a free pint with a local in Dublin right now. 🙂 I have been a fan of your site for many years..glad to be able to catch up with you on facebook too! 🙂

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  2. I would totally do this! How fun:)

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  3. Awww, the program won’t be in effect when we visit in May 🙁

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  4. Cool, how do we sign up? We’ll be there on the 16th!!!

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  5. Can you save four pints ? Four people from Bangor, Maine will be there October 12th & 13th the start of a tour.

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    • John, four pints would barely wet your whistle.

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