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archive-title Yearly Archives: 2017

Yearly Archives: 2017

12 of the best small pubs in Dublin

A small pub can be a great thing. It can have the atmosphere of a large one, packed into a smaller setting. Generally, in a small pub you’re more likely to get chatting to people outside of the group that you walked in with, and you’re likely to have more of a chance for a […]

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The Pogues have their own official whiskey.

  This one was news to us until yesterday. The Pogues, not known for their temperance when it comes to alcohol, apparently have their own official whiskey. Other groups such as Iron Maiden have come out with the own ‘Trooper Beer’ in the past, so it’s not uncommon for musicians to delve into a market […]

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Trace your ancestry in the pub this Paddy’s weekend.

  O’Shea’s Merchant on the quays started a very interesting initiative last summer to cater for visiting tourists in a way that not other pub (to our knowledge) has thought of doing. They partnered with Ancestry genealogists, The Ancestor Network to give visitors to the pub the chance to speak with a genealogist and to […]

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Read along pub crawl: Joyce’s ‘Counterparts’.

A few months ago we were on a pub walking tour with Kevin Martin, the author of ‘Have ye no homes to go to? A history of the Irish pub‘. During the tour, in a section about literary connections to Dublin pubs, Kevin mentioned the James Joyce short story, ‘Counterparts’. Kevin mentioned it as we […]

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VIDEO: Quick Look: The Swan

  Take a quick look around The Swan Victorian pub on Aungier Street, Dublin. It’s a fine place for Guinness, and is well known as Dublin’s rugby pub. It’s also one of the cities oldest pubs.    

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The LVA and Guinness have launched a 200th anniversary beer.

  The Licensed Vintners Association is celebrating their 200th anniversary in existence this year. They’ve got a number of celebrations planned, including one that has just been unveiled. Guinness and the LVA have teamed up to launch a new beer, ‘Dublin amber pale ale’. The beer will be available in hundreds of LVA member pubs […]

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Jack Nealon’s on Capel Street is due to close next month.

  It emerged on twitter yesterday that Jack Nealon’s pub on Capel Street is due to close next month. A tweet from Colm O’Dwyer, a barrister, made it’s way around twitter yesterday. It reads: “Terrible news. Lovely Nealon’s Bar on Capel St is to close down in April. Vulture fund. All staff laid off. WTF […]

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Dublin pubs celebrating international women’s day.

We should say from the outset that International Women’s Day is very much a political day, and not to be confused with the hallmark holidays of mother’s day or father’s day. There are serious struggles going on in Ireland and around the world today. We, being a pub website, just want to show some of […]

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5 toastie and a pint deals in Dublin pubs

The toastie is the perfect pub snack. It’s quick, it’s reasonably filling, it doesn’t break the bank, and, most crucially, it means you don’t have to leave the pub in search of sustenance. We’ve written before about the best toasties in Dublin, but now we’ve got a selection that are paired with a pint at […]

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