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O'Shea's Merchant

Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #60 of 243 Nightlife in Dublin
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Dancing
Traveler Description: O'Shea's Merchant is located on Merchant's Quay, right along the River Liffey in Dublin.  It is a lively pub with live traditional Irish music and... 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

had the pleasure of staying in this well located hotel/bar/music venue on the weekend - really enjoyed the hospitality - staff were great - the rooms were comfortable and reasonably priced - the bar is lively and great fun , music was great on the Friday and met lovely local people and an assortment of tourists - would recommend to... More

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Manila, Philippines
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I think my friend loved here order but I wasn't really impressed with my fish and chips. It was very filling though and quite affordable compared to the pricey food in other restaurants in Dublin! They also have a pub with, I think, lovely music. We just weren't able to stay for more. We had to leave as the set... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Excellent place to go for great food & excellent entertainment! The staff is friendly & fun! Loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across it by accident, but extremely glad we did! Bands on all through the day and it gets really lively on a night. Staff were excellent, I didn't even need to go to the bar, 1 of the bar staff would wave at us ask if we wanted more drinks and bring them over to us, he knew... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Walk into O'Shea's and you'll be greeted by a gigantic, bright, beautiful tribute to Gov. O'Malley's band, O'Malley's March! It was a fun surprise. The tradtional Irish music and drinks were great, too!

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