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Quite the Experience!

This place is certainly no-frills......but if you want a pint or two and to listen to some Irish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
473JohnN
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Horley, United Kingdom
Best Guinness!

This is a favourite haunt in Dublin whether it be a rugby weekend or other reason to be in this... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
MoeE342
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
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15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is certainly no-frills......but if you want a pint or two and to listen to some Irish music then this is a good place to stop and spend an hour or two! The one downside.....the toilets are some of the worst that I have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 473JohnN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, who are from Dublin, stopped in for a drink just before Christmas. The bar staff are some of the worst I have encountered in Dublin. One in particular was positively aggressive. Far better venues to hear music in Dublin and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Neadser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband dropped into here for new year drinks as my husband used to drink here in the days when Hynes had it ..well o my god how the place has changed He had ordered his usual pint of guinness and i a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eileen H
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a favourite haunt in Dublin whether it be a rugby weekend or other reason to be in this fantastic city! Not plush or trendy, just authentic. The Guinness is as smooth as can be and served at a perfect temperature- not too cold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoeE342
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

What a great traditional bar. We just love the Cosy atmosphere Hard to find these days. Lovely bunch of musicians all pull together to provide a great sing sing. My husband says the pint is good too ! Thank you victor and Nora and team...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Where to start other than O’Donoghues is a very special place in the heart of Dublin that has attracted visitors from all over the world for more than 40 years. Its a busy place on a normal evening or a quiet place for a chat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Glenveightravel
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We returned after 40 years to find O'Donoghue's unchanged even though it has expanded to included a covered cobbled, heated outer area and a second bar area with accommodation above - we stayed. Unrivalled atmosphere, ambience, welcome, music and Guinness - other liquid refreshment is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victoria T
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Usually we come in on a Wednesday after work and it's always a lovely experience, the staff are so friendly and they always manage to make me laugh, even if I've had a horrible day. Service is quick and friendly, and I appreciate that they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

As the song says “I never could’ve guessed as I walked through the door Just what the future had in store” and what a treat it was, Thanks to the friendly bar staff and the musicians it was immense, I will definitely be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mclaverty P
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Stopped for a pint on our way back to our apartment and got to enjoy great local musicians along with our beer! Would definitely return!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul Y
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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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Treemendous2
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 fionas263 | 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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