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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

Address: Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-(0)1-4931495
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Ranked #51 of 321 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Merry Ploughboy is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by musicians, and it is the 'hands...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:30 am
Sat 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We signed up for the show - we were a little surprised at how far out of Dublin the pub was. The evening didn't start well with there being a major traffic hold up which meant that what would be a 20-30 min taxi ride took us well over an hour. The food was OK ... nothing really special. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were two couples spending new years eve here. We read about the place on the internet and thought it would be a nice place spending 2014 last night. We also booked the pick up service from Dublin. The bus were on time and off we went. It was about 20 minutes drive from the last pick up point, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My partner and I went back to the Merry Ploughboy on 19th December 2014 for a second visit following our first in December 2012. We were only in Dublin for 2 nights and we were very keen to visit again as it was the highlight of our first trip in 2012 (which I reviewed 5 stars). We initially booked 20th... More 

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MerryPloughboy, Owner at The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, apologies that you were disappointed this time round especially since you had enjoyed your previous visit so much! The night your booking was moved to was a ‘Christmas party night’ where the entertainment starts later than the usual show time but still runs for two hours. I am sorry that this fact was not communicated to you, it... More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We got into Dublin on the day we usually celebrate our Thanksgiving, and had booked this for the evening. The food was terrific (loved everything!!!) and they accommodated a vegetarian request with excellent food as well. The music was fun with several sing-alongs and the dancing, particularly by the male dancer, was highly entertaining! It was a terrific way to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Last night in Ireland so went to this place as advertised in the hotel foyer. Was further than expected as I was staying in the Temple Bar area in Dublin. The reception booked it for me and I had to meet the courtesy bus transfer at a local bus stop near Trinity College. Transfer was on time, though it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place was so entertaining. I bought one of their CDs to take back to the USA so my friend could hear the Merry Ploughboys sing. The food was good and the service was better.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had my daughters christening party in the merry ploughboy this weekend. The staff where a great help and very nice! The room was perfect for our numbers and very warm and pleasant. Everyone really enjoyed the day there and alot even stayed on for dinner. I would 100% recommend the merry ploughboy for any function or even for a... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were part of a group of 9 who made arrangements including reservations in advance. Reserved early enough to ask for a table by the stage and while all locations are great being closer didn't hurt when I was selected to dance with the Irish Dancers. The program lasts for two hours with great Irish Music and Dance. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We go to the Plough all the time when I come home from America to visit my family. We live in walking distance from the pub. It's always a great night up stairs with traditional Irish music and dancing. Usually a set menu. On my last night before heading back to the states we always have dinner down stairs which... More 

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Suceava County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've booked online on their site. Everything was smooth, the shuttle bus was on time, the location perfect, how they could manage such a crowd, with every order being delt in a timely manner I really don't know. The food is traditional and very tasty, the seefood chowder, the seetrout and the best apple pie I've ever had were really... More 

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