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Address: Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Activities: Drinking, Dancing
Description: Cheery, friendly bar full of atmosphere.

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Oh man!

The lamb stew was fantastic! It was baked and tasted home cooked. My nephew who has traveled the world, says it was the best food he has ever had. It came with a pint for $10 E... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The lamb stew was fantastic! It was baked and tasted home cooked. My nephew who has traveled the world, says it was the best food he has ever had. It came with a pint for $10 E, which was a good price for what we got.

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Forster, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What can I say?! Great food and friendly staff make this place a winner. After originally planning on going to the pub across the street and receiving very poor service, we instead decided to go across the road to O'Sheas for dinner. The woman who greeted us and took our order was so lovely, as was the chef who brought... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A nice, friendly pub with excellent Irish music, The quarter mile. Went there two nights for firstly the music and the beer.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed here our first night in Dublin. We actually arrived early in the day and were able to store our luggage till our room was ready. Decided to have lunch there which was very good and plenty of it. Our waitress was not very attentive at all, but the other staff more than made up for it. Ended up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had an absolutely brilliant night at Ned's place last Saturday night 4th October. Five swing dancers, including three English lads had a great time dancing with the locals to reels, jigs, country music belted out magnificently by the three-piece band including Ned O'Shea himself on accordeon and two others on banjo and guitar/vocals. The craic was mighty, as they say.... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's like a time warp in here. Actually a nice change from some of the plastic bars sprouting up around town. I was here a few times before over the years, and it hasn't changed much since, other than the addition of a soulless restaurant, which was deserted. Mostly tourists, but a couple of Dubs too, and I heard the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were there on a Saturday evening around 5 or 6, and there was NO ONE in the restaurant. Didn't witness any entertainment while we were there, but the pub section was doing a moderate business, the food was decent and huge portions and the prices were reasonable.

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Dublin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited here for a drink and lunch - which turned out to be pretty terrible. Menu choices looked good - but when the food arrived while the portion size was huge, the food was inedible! Worse still, no one seemed to care! Service was really poor also. At least 3 people were working, but seemed more interested in having a... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My families and I wanted to go to the Brazen head pub, but it was too crowded. So we decided to go to O'Shea's merchant. The food there was fantastic and reasonable price. The employee's there were awesome by helping each other out bringing our food and drinks. If you decided to go there, ask for Maura.

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manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

A very welcoming hotel break within walking distance of Central Dublin. Yes the rooms are dated, but they are clean and have everything you need and the price you pay you wouldn't expect four or five star. The shower is great. And so what if the tv is old. Who goes to dublin to watch tv? The Owner, Ned and... More 

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