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“Excelent night out”

The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Ranked #2 of 71 Concerts & Shows in Dublin
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Owner description: 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excelent night out”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

A realy great night out, good food and great music and dancing.

My mains (Lamb Shank) was excelent but my wife's Fish was dry, for whatever reason she didn't ask for a replacement but really it should have been checked before serving. The overall quality of the food was really good and service was good, considering the number of people.

For me, one or two song choices were odd, but that aside the band were absolutly brilliant and the dancers were wonderful.

I would recomend this dinner show to anyone who is visiting Ireland but please note that it is far from an intimate setting - Lot's of people, noisy and lively.

Visited September 2013
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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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“Exciting, fun and easy!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

A great way to listen to traditional songs, watch great Irish dancers and have a wonderful meal. We loved the bus ride that was made available! Got us back and forth to our hotel safely, plus the ride gave us a chance to see the sights outside of the city center. It was a highlight for us!

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“The ideal Irish experience”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Every group that we bring to the Merry Ploughboy always leaves saying the same thing "That was so much fun!". This is an evening's entertainment that can be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. The food is nice and hearty, and the staff are great. The band are just brilliant, and are always happy to give a special shout-out to our groups. And the dancers just round off the show perfectly. It is so easily accessible thanks to the shuttle buses from the city centre. We always feel that our evening starts the minute we all set foot on the bus thanks to the friendliness and humour of the drivers, and it just continues on from there! We'll be back!

Visited June 2013
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Turku, Finland
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“Good food and a fine show”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Tourists and Irish seemed to like the show and the dinner. A tasty three course dinner and fine traditional Irish music with sing along and humour by the band. The dancers were very skillfull. The shuttle bus was late and they paid my cab. Fine service, very highly recommended. Book in time, all seats were taken!

Visited August 2013
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“55 years celebration”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

we celebrated being married for 55 years at this pub, and had the greatest of times, the whole atmosphere was to enjoy , the singing by the merry ploughboys was great, they sang the
fields of athenry to my wife ,a song with many memmories,then th irish danceing added to the night, the food was great i dont know how they catered for aprox 120 with such service and lovely food, as you can tell it was a great night worth every cent .

Visited August 2013
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