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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
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Ranked #32 of 1,858 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Brilliant transformation of what was an already established, historical drinking pub in Dublin. Great pints, wine menu, tapas amd service. Will become our new regular food and pints haunt. Love it!

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carrick on shannon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Dublin watering hole, this out of town gritty pub is it. A great pint, some surly locals and an atmosphere you can absorb through the skin.. Untouched for 180 years the decor etc. leaves your jaw dropping.

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Spokane, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had gone on the "Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tour" (recommended) and the last part of the tour is a stop at Glasnevin Cememtery. John Kavanagh's abuts directly into the cemetery wall and was featured as part of the tour. These local people were having a quiet evening enjoying their pints, and this bus full of jovial goofballs piles into their... More

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DUBLIN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is the real thing. An original Dublin pub that hasn't been modernized. What you see is what you get. Great atmosphere, especially at weekends, and the Guinness is mighty!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After myself and my better half spent the day learning about our island's amazing history in Glasnevin we stopped into my favourite bar in Dublin for refreshments. I cant speak highly enough about this bar, it's staff and most importantly, it's Guinness!! Fantastic atmosphere with fantastic people. This bar should be the top of any visitor to Dublin's agenda!! Love... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

No tv, no WIFI, just people talking and drinking Guinness. Make the effort to go and say hello. It really is the best Guinness you'll drink in a really old pub. Get there early if you want food, smelt beautiful but we arrived too late. Looking forward to going back next time I'm in Dublin

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Everyone talks about little Country Pubs in Ireland, but here was one in the suburbs. The atmosphere was welcoming . The food excellent and the venue unique.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the Gravediggers, staff are exceptional and always very friendly. One of the few places in Dublin where you can get two pints & get change back from E10! Great atmosphere all the time and great fun when the Ghost Bus Tour stops by. Not a Guinness drinker but I've heard it's the best here!

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having read some good things about this place we decided to give it a try . The sign outside said lunch 1 to 3 . There were no staff in view when we went in at 1.10 . We found a barmaid who said there was no menu but showed us made up sandwiches with no details as to content... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Grave Diggers is a well known bar outside the old gates of the cemetery, it is probably as famous for the movies it appeared in as it is famous for the friendly staff and a lovely pint. The old bar is like being caught in a time warp, it is as it was many years ago, but this bar... More

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Additional Information about John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

Address: 1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)1 830 7978
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Cuisine: Pub

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