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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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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
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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Fantastic food and entertainment

This was such a wonderful start to our Irish vacation that it set the tone for fun. The food was delicious, and all locally grown and harvested. The entertainment was fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was such a wonderful start to our Irish vacation that it set the tone for fun. The food was delicious, and all locally grown and harvested. The entertainment was fantastic! From the four men singing ballads and playing instruments (both original Irish and traditional guitar) to the local youth who danced Irish step dancing, it was an evening we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had dinner here as part of our Ireland holiday with CIE tours. It was a fantastic evening - the food was excellent, as was the service. Of course the real highlight of the evening was the performance by The Merry Ploughboys. Highly recommend if you are visiting Dublin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Accidentally I stumbled into 'The Merry Ploughboy' last Sunday actually just to have a pint. The pub was quite empty however I felt welcome and it was cosy and staff was very friendly. When we were about to leave we wondered what was upstairs and stumbled into the large room where they have their show. The room was fully crowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great menu in terms of choice, especially for vegetarians. Food is delicious, fresh and very well presented. Staff are friendly and the setting very relaxing. My only ever so slight criticism is the piped music was a little too loud. Will definitely return. Very happy customer 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our lovely evening started even before we got to the venue. We booked our transfer through their website from Dublin City Centre for around 7 euros each and the 4 of us were picked up in a mini van by Seamus who proceeded to tell us all about Dublin's history as we wove through the busy traffic. He was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited as part of an organised tour outing. I had read some good reviews of the place and I must say that they were all spot on. Friendly staff, excellent live traditional Irish music and dancing and to cap it all a tasty and generously portioned meal. The apple pie is the best ever !! An excellent evening's entertainment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

To any tourist looking for some authentic Irish culture, craic agus ceol- the Merry Ploughboy is the place to go. The food is a set menu with options for everyone and having been here 5 times in the last 2 years, the food has been delicious at each occasion. The staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband, myself, and our sons, ages 12 and 17, visited the Merry Ploughboy on Sunday, June 14th for the 8:30 show. We're big fans of Irish music and we've seen lots of live Irish traditional music over the years, as well as heard many pub bands in Los Angeles-- Everyone from the Chieftans to the Young Dubliners to random... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What a fantastic way to spend our last night in Ireland! We were left wanting more of the entertainment although it lasted the full time we were there (about 3 hrs.). The Merry Plough Boy band was wonderful Irish music and they engaged the audience so well. Their singing was beautiful and a few of their songs brought me to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dinner itself far exceeded my expectations. The music and the dancing was outstanding and I was very impressed with the service given that they had a packed house. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a traditional Irish meal and entertainment!

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