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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

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Address: Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
Phone Number: 35314931495
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4:30 pm - 11:30 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:30 am
Sat 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
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The Merry Ploughboy is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by...

The Merry Ploughboy is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by musicians, and it is the 'hands on' approach from the owners that makes a visit to the Merry Ploughboy the highlight of many people's trip to Ireland. The two hour Irish music & Irish dancing show (which takes place nightly at the pub) has been awarded "Best Dinner/Entertainment Event in Ireland" and the pub is the current "Music Pub of the Year" in Ireland. Owners and musicians, The Merry Ploughboys, have been performing together for 25 years making their show the longest running show in Ireland hosted continuously by the same performers. The pub is located about 20 minutes south of Dublin City centre with complimentary car parking. It is easily accessed by taxi or if you are staying in the city centre we recommend our shuttle transfer service (just 7.50 euro return fare). The transfer by luxury executive coach offers an elevated view of the scenic Southside of Dublin city. After the show, the coach will drop you back as close as practical to your accommodation. Reservations are essential, however online bookings for the dinner & show (and shuttle transfer if required) can be made in real-time on our own website. We operate a "ticketless" booking system. You will receive a unique booking reference number on your email receipt and our floor manager will have all your details when you arrive at the pub.

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OK I'm a little behind in posting reviews of our visit to Ireland in Oct/Nov 2015 but I wanted to be sure that I made it around to post a review of the Merry Ploughboy Irish Pub... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK I'm a little behind in posting reviews of our visit to Ireland in Oct/Nov 2015 but I wanted to be sure that I made it around to post a review of the Merry Ploughboy Irish Pub. The Pub was part of our itinerary with CIE Tours (Great Tour Company) and I must say the wife, I, and the others... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were brought here by The CIE Tour Co an excellent tour co for the show and dinner the food the show was fantastic a great night out. the only suggestion that I can make is the pub should put up a sign for photo ops on the back of the stage and the band should were at least Irish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food itself is not great, but good. The music is awesome, they interact with the public and the dancers are also very good. A must go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Can very much recommend to go to this Pub. You get excellent food , Excellent service. And if you like Irish music it will be such a good night. We were picked up by bus near our Hotel and driven back Again. So easy.!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great night out - very touristicy but good fun nonetheless. Music was good - food was AMAZING! Would definitely recommend - beware of the dancing..... you may end up on stage :)

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Long Crendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Came with family and friends. We had a fantastic night. The entertainment was brilliant, the food was fantastic and the service just topped it all off. It was the second visit for some and when we're back for the rugby next year we'll come again!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Everything you'd want from a night in Dublin. Brilliant musicians, brilliant music, brilliant Irish dancers and brilliant craic. Can't rate it highly enough. Definitely go if you get the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Fun and enjoyable experience, good live music and dance performance. Food is much better than expected!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Hi, On our last night in Dublin and after all the good reviews my wife and I visited the Ploughboy pub. Im a musician is Sydney, and this venue is operated by muso,s , and is advertised as authentic . Well I do say they operate and organized business, the food was Ok, the service Ok, and reasonable value, however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were in Ireland as part of a pilgrimage tour group and this was the site for our farewell dinner. We were shown to the large upper room and seated at long tables. Our group of 60+ only filled the hall half way! Following a very tasty dinner (I had lamb shank while my wife had chicken) and a few... More 

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