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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

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Address: Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
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+353 1 493 1495
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16:30 - 11:30
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Sun 12:30 - 11:00
Mon - Fri 16:30 - 11:30
Sat 12:30 - 00:30
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The Merry Ploughboy is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by...

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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So this is a place thats off the beaten track that I will go back to time and time again for the food, service and atmosphere. We visited here on a Friday evening around 5, We did... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So this is a place thats off the beaten track that I will go back to time and time again for the food, service and atmosphere. We visited here on a Friday evening around 5, We did not have a table booked but were seated once we went in the door. It is safer that you book if you are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, nice bar well worth a visit, music from great band in the foot hills of the DUBLIN mountains

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my teenage daughter (other daughter and husband did a pub crawl in Temple Bar!) We had a fabulous meal, huge portions and it was all really tasty. The staff were all lovely and very friendly. The musicians were brilliant and we particularly enjoyed all the craic in between the songs. We knew most of the songs... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this Pub as much if not more than all the others during our 10 day vacation. The food was decent, but its the music and the dancing that really is memorable. These guys love playing and entertaining and it shows. The Irish people are some of the best in the world and to have them playing great Irish... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Merry ploughboys makes for a good night, decent food, great music, good dancing. The waiters were great at bringing us drinks all the time, the food was ok, we've had better but the music made up for everything. Great way to see typical Irish culture. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends the first time. Had a blast. Second time a blast and then some. Had for dinner a nice salmon, very fresh and we'll presented. The the management took over and we sang, but not for our supper. A good time was had by all. I met new friends which is another good reason to go to... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had such a great night here! Was so much fun and the music and dancing was brilliant - lovely lovely people and the food was great too! Just about perfect - you have to go!!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

What can I say, a fabulous evening, food was exceptional, service was without reservation and the entertainment superb. Just loved every minute from the time we arrived an hour before the show, the staff in the bar downstairs were friendly and made us feel so welcome. We arrived by taxi but Mark arranged a shuttle bus back to our hotel... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Having been here twice in less than a month, once with a good friend from Sweden and once with my Old Man, the pub has good food, a decent selection of beverages, and an amazing atmosphere. I get the feeling a fair few locals go here, playing cards, grabbing a bite to eat or a beer or two. It has... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We came here as part of a corporate event so we had the entire place to ourselves. They can pack quite a large audience in this place, but it wasn't uncomfortable. The food was good, consisting of a three course meal. The show of course was the highlight. We all enjoyed the music and dancing and the performers were quite... More 

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