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“You must visit if you visit Dublin!!!”

The Merry Ploughboy
Ranked #205 of 2,571 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $42
Cuisines: Irish, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, the Merry Ploughboy is a destination gastro pub. Being a proud member of "Good Food Ireland", the pub offers the best of Irish food produce which includes a variety of specials to choose from each day along with Sunday roasts at the weekend.
Western Mass.
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“You must visit if you visit Dublin!!!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Little did we know what a great time we were in for when we arrived at the pub! We enjoyed a traditional Irish meal and were entertained by the Merry Ploughboys and traditional Irish dancers. It was all set up for audience participation. Everyone joined in and it was a real party atmosphere. I am kind of laid back but they got me up on the dance floor to do an Irish dance. I must admit it was one of our highlights for our whole trip to Ireland. Don't miss out on this one! If you visit Dublin, you must be entertained by these great people and their wonderful pub. They do travel to the USA so if you see they are nearby, check them out! You won't be disappointed!!

  • Visited October 2012
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“A must go when you visit ireland”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Irish music, dancing and food- this is it. Had such a great time and will definitely go back

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Merry Ploughboys Pub - March 2013”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a great night last Sunday after the rugby weekend. Food was excellent and plenty with a great choice of wines. The show is very spectacular and entertaining. This is my second time bringing rugby supporters after the game into the pub and I would recommend it as a great way to warm down after the game and enjoy the best of Irish hospitality and tradition.

  • Visited March 2013
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Dublin
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“Great location in the Dublin foothills”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I picked a winner when I suggested this pub as a location for a Saturday lunch; as it is just outside the city (but only just) it was easy to get to and so sooooo enjoyable. It was almost full and felt like a great atmosphere as soon as we walked in; we were greeted by nearly every staff member, each of whom was as pleasant as the next
The menu looks fairly standard until the food arrives! Presentation is fab with slates and props (e.g. mini baskets for fries) and the food doesn't disappoint; I had two very fussy eaters with me and both came away bowled over without one single complaint!! Our only issue was a slight delay on the food arriving but we weren't informed at the outset that there was a 40 minute wait for the duck which was made to order, however we were out for the day and time didn't matter; it would have been a different story if we were in a hurry... and seeing as we weren't in a hurry we happily ordered desserts and those of us who didn't order the chocolate fondue watched in awe as the skewers of strawberries and marshmallow were presented with a melting chocolate brownie to dip in the chocolate sauce; that's not to say the cheesecake and apple crumble weren't good but the fondue looked "the business"!!!!
Will go back for sure and would recommend the small effort getting there; if you drive there is good parking across the road from it but at night I believe they operate a shuttle bus

PS They only do lunch at the weekends

  • Visited March 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Awesome dinner and show!!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The musicians are amazing and the traditional dance was awesome!! The best Irish food we had all weekend! Well worth the money!! This dinner and show should be the top of your to-do list in Dublin!! We loved this place :)

  • Visited February 2013
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