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“Brilliant show at The Merry Ploughboy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Ranked #2 of 72 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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Vaasa, Finland
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“Brilliant show at The Merry Ploughboy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Merry Ploughboys made the evening for us. Lots of laughs, and wonderful Irish songs and music. The audience was welcome to join in choruses and with handclapping, which was made into a show a few times. In the interval a dance group performed Riverdance style Irish folk dances. We booked a package including a 3 course meal + show + transport from/to Dublin at 55€, and it was well worth the money! Recommended!

Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful meal and entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

I went with a tour group to this popular evening of entertainment. The food was exceptional and the choice was varied. The entertainment ,typical of Ireland, was superb. The audience participation was encouraged from the start of a two hour long show. Everyone was soon in the spirit of the evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed the standard of entertainment from very talented musicians.

Visited September 2013
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“A great night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Really enjoyed a night out experiencing this fabulous Pub. You not only had a good meal, but the entertainment was so fun and exciting. Everything from their Irish dance, their music and songs left you with a joyous feeling. They advertise this as the only Pub in Ireland owned and run by traditional musicians. You will not be disappointed. You can get more information by going to www.irishmusicdublin.com

Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic entertainment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

my husband and I attended the dinner and show tonight and it was fantastic! So much fun and so many laughs. Very talented musicians and dancers.

Visited September 2013
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“Excelent night out”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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