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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
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UNMISSABLE ... if you are in Dublin ...GOOOOOOOOOooo , you ll love it

We have been several times , and love the whole show , just the right amount of everything... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
biggavski
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Excellent Lunch in a lovely pub.

Had lunch recently in this pub. Very nice location and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnFerriter
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 25 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 7.50 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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Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
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+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been several times , and love the whole show , just the right amount of everything , singing , dancing story telling , and good food to top it off. Book your collection/ drop off with them and safe any aggravation or stress....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch recently in this pub. Very nice location and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and excellent service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole evening was absolutely fantastic. We were picked up on time by the shuttle bus and by the time we arrived at the pub we were friends with all the other passengers. Pub was packed and we were all seated at trestle tables which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with our Great Rail tour group on the last night of our Irish holiday. Very popular event an rightly so. Very good meal, drinks at reasonable prices and a great show by the musicians and Irish dancers.a memorable evening to finish our tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are second to none very attentive. Food mindblowingly good. The wings are on pat with anything I mean any winhs

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want an authentic Irish Pub well then this is the place for you. You will not be disappointed from when you walk in the door. Lovely wooden floors, tables and spotless. The staff are very friendly and the services is excellent. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do when visiting Dublin. An enjoyable evening of Irish music and dance and if you so wish, a lovely meal as well. Book tickets online, as it is a popular show, get your tickets well in advance. Friday and Saturday evenings are very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very fun night in this huge venue with five great Irish step dancers, 3 girls two guys. The music of the quartet was wonderful. They played about 90 minutes. I took a picture with the three lady step dancers which was great fun for...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my most favorite things we did on the trip! We got there and had no problems getting to our seats. The only bad thing I can say about the entire experience was that there was not much room between people and we were...More

Thank TJ H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely brilliant time here for our last group dinner with a show. The musicians which I believe were the owners were fantastic and funny. The dancing was incredible as well. Two of our friends got up to sing which was great! Highly recommend,...More

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Sarah D
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Hi Sarah, you can contact myself (Eoghan) or Donal via Email through the pub website.
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William E
February 20, 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at the Shelbourne. We met a friend there that lives in Dublin and road back in his taxi. He picked up the tab. Highly recommend the Merry Ploughboy. Just the best. Go into the pub after dinner and the... More
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I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
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