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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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Great Fun

Well, as a previous writer stated, it may be a " tourist trap" but aren't we all there as tourists... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2013
Brought clients visiting Ireland

I brought two business clients from France and Russia for a great evening of entertainment and good... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2013
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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
+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Well, as a previous writer stated, it may be a " tourist trap" but aren't we all there as tourists? If you want a small town pub then this is not the place to go. If you want fun and friendly people then you will...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I brought two business clients from France and Russia for a great evening of entertainment and good food. The clients thoroughly enjoyed their time. Adam ó hAodh

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This literally is a tourist trap. Once you sit down in this crowded place, you are trapped in your chair. The noise level is pretty bad, and we had a noisy table next to us. The sound system is what you would expect from some...More

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MerryPloughboy, Owner at The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear Susmug, I am sorry and surprised that you did not enjoy any aspect of your night at the Merry Ploughboy, as our performers and staff do their very best to ensure a good night is had by all. Just to point out some specific...More

Reviewed August 1, 2013

Excellent entertainment--our whole family of ten thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the entertainment. The food was really quite good--well, at least my lamb shanks were and I didn't notice anyone else complaining too much, tho my husband thought the beef a little tough. I had...More

Thank IrishRover777
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Merry Ploughboy's experience was by far our greatest night so far in Ireland. You are picked up by a taxi or a mini van and brought directly to the spot which is about 16 km south from downtown Dublin. The venue is full with...More

1  Thank AgataStar
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not only was the food great...but the entertainment was top notch. I loved the Merry Ploughboys and all they sang. They even had some audience participation. So much fun! The service was great too!

Thank Ladytroncin
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Yes it was fun to go there, but be careful with the bus stops when and where you wish to be picked up. Make sure you know the exact address. Food was tasty, music and dance was very nice performed. It is a bit outside...More

Thank Sibylla O
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This Irish pub offers better that pot luck Irish entertainment. The musicians and dancers make the image on f fun night in an Iris pub a memorial reality. The crowd was truly participating. The tasty meal served prior to the entertainment was served very efficiently...More

Thank Judy K
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a wonderful evening of song, dance and great fun! We bought the CD and took tons of pictures - thoroughly enjoyable!

Thank KC C
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time. This was my first night in Dublin and it was a wonderful introduction. Enjoyed the food. Had the best Irish coffee of the entire week. And also enjoyed great music, talented musicians, and a bit of dancing. Highly recommended!

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Cathy F
May 27, 2017|
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Response from GWW | Reviewed this property |
I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
Peter and Maryk... R
April 24, 2017|
Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Peter, unfortunately that date is currently fully booked. If you drop us an email with your details we can waitlist you. We would be happy to help arrange a direct pick-up for your gang from the Powerscourt Hotel with one... More
April 18, 2017|
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Med9, you can purchase "tickets" online, (including shuttle transfer from your choice of city centre locations) directly from the Merrry Ploughboy Pub website. You will receive a confirmation email which you may print off... More