The Merry Ploughboy was included in our CIE Irish Heritage Tour and was the final farewell of our group. I expected it to be busy & loud and was unsure about the quality of the dining experience, but I was pleasantly surprised. Our group had a front table and we were specifically requested to sit in the very front (the older guests in our group expected the music to be too loud for them to sit in front so we “sacrificed”). The service was impeccable! We ordered multiple pints of Guinness & Smithwicks which we received in record time and with little intrusion to enjoying the show. Dinner was a choice of several entrees, including a starter and a dessert. I chose the sea trout, which was amazing and one of the best entrees I enjoyed during my whole trip to Ireland. The band, The Merry Ploughboys, were amazing. Their musical talent & selection were combined perfectly with their warm enthusiasm and humor. I purchased a CD of their music for a memory to be savored back at home. While I expected the musical part of the show, I was not expecting the traditional Irish Dance, which spent at least 45 minutes kicking & stomping in the traditional way. Again, a very pleasant surprise. I highly suggest a visit to the Merry Ploughboy if passing through Dublin; it is definitely worth a night out.
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