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O'Donoghue's Bar

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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the best place for authentic Irish Music

We were in Dublin for a week, and visited this pub 3 times. What a great time, with great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephen K
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Delran, New Jersey
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In the evening there's always typical Irish live music. In the afternoon it's a different calm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcel Z
,
Valletta, Malta
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Dublin for a week, and visited this pub 3 times. What a great time, with great conversation, good well priced drinks. and the musicians sitting in the corner playing added to the experience. If you are in Dublin, and want to enjoy...More

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the evening there's always typical Irish live music. In the afternoon it's a different calm pleasant feeling. Staff are wonderful especially the elderly barman in the afternoons. Brilliant atmosphere. My favourite in Dublin.

Thank Marcel Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after our tour and as soon as you walk in there are a group of musicians singing and playing their hearts out. They're seated in the front and there's no microphones so you need to listen. We met some great people during our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But it's fairly crowded - if it wasn't so close to our hotel there is no way we would have made a special trip to the Pub. It was tough to get a place to sit. There a LOTS of rooms...not quite sure where the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy pub with just the right level of people noise and buzz to have a perfect ambience. Three bar staff do a great job of getting people their Guinness with the minimum of waiting- no more than would be required for a Guineas, anyway. Teeny...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to keep a sharp eye out for O'Donoghue's; especially the outside area in the almost too well hidden alleyway. Great Irish stew, service, and of course...the Guinness. And, it's where the Dubliners got their start and used to play. Seriously, how great is...More

1  Thank Charlie Q
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My view is on the guesthouse provided by the Bar on the three storeys building which is centrally located within town centre. There are altogether ten rooms of the same price with different set up and size. However, each is equipped with toilet and shower...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

A great collection of bars and a great pint of Guinness. Staff are friendly. Very busy spot but totally worth the visit.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

A brilliant place to eat - have a laugh and feel at home! The staff were friendly and went out of their way to make people feel welcome

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

O'Donoghue's is one of the original homes of Trad Irish music It's a shrine off of St. Stephen's Green, unassuming from the street but with a jewel of a beer garden outside in an alleyway. My bride and I spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon in...More

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coll170
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
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Michaell T
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
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cnc_mach
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!
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