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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

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Address: Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-(0)1-4931495
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12:30 pm - 12:30 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
Description: 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 22 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 5.50 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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Great show, great food but pity about the sound system

The food and service were excellent. The entertainment was great but the sound system let them down; it was difficult to interpret the words ...... very surprising given the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The food and service were excellent. The entertainment was great but the sound system let them down; it was difficult to interpret the words ...... very surprising given the success of the venue and the long time to get it right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If you have the privilege of visiting this amazing country and city of Dublin this is a must see event. Phenomenal food followed by an even better show. Band was fantastic, Liam and Tom got the entire crowd involved. Not sure what it is but the sound of the Uilleann pipes playing stirs something deep in your soul, amazing experience,... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My friends and I took a whirlwind holiday to Dublin and tried to fit in as many memorable experiences as possible! We read about The Merry Ploughboys pub and decided it was perfect for our trip so we booked it. We were shuttled over from our hotel, the cab driver was hilarious and happened to be one of the brothers... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Couldn't recommend this venue and night out highly enough. Friendly atmosphere. Great food and service and the band and dancers superb. Humming the tunes on the way home. Suitable for all events, birthdays, anniversaries, family get togethers and of course when friends are visiting from abroad, this is the perfect Irish night. *****

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was a great evening. 3 course meal was just great and the staff were very friendly. Entertainment was good fun and a great atmostphere. When I next go back I would go again. I will have fond memories of a great night. Well done all at the Merry ploughboys.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Celebrated my dads 70th birthday here recently and it was brilliant. We were a party of 9 including 3 children aged 11,8 and 3 and the staff were so helpful and friendly, chatting to the children and made them feel so welcome. Good choice of food, including a children's menu and it was all absolutely delicious! The entertainment was fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great music and dancing and excellent food. Band friendly as are the catering staff. Would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to Merry Ploughboys on the first day my student group arrived in Dublin. Everyone was tired from the plane ride. This place perked them all up and they had an excellent experience. The food was superior!! One of the best places we ate on the trip. The show was fun and they were all very talented the Ploughboys (singers)... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were traveling with a large group and stopped here for dinner and a show one of the evenings. These guys are great! They know how to have a good time and they kept us smiling, laughing, and singing along all night! The food was great too! We loved it so much, we bought a couple of their cd's and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Whilst it is a bit off the beaten track it is definitely worth a visit. Great music and dancing and excellent food. Would definitely recommend it

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