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“Best parts of Irish culture put together for this event”

The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Ranked #2 of 71 Concerts & Shows in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Tuusula, Finland
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“Best parts of Irish culture put together for this event”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is very touristic and show off, but lovely way to get nice and quick snap of the culture. Music of course was great and band just lovely, they did very good job to get audience to involve to the show. Dancers amazed all of us and about that part of the show we were talking about days after. And what can I say about food, brilliant! Lamb was best than I have had for long time, chowder and apple tart were pretty good too. This is a great show and worth to see and money well spend I would say. I booked tickets through the website and bus is organized to pick up from the city if required, so location of this attraction is not an excuse for missing great night out.

Visited September 2013
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Vaasa, Finland
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“Brilliant show at The Merry Ploughboy”
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful meal and entertainment”
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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Citrus Heights, California
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“A great night!”
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!”
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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