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archive-title Yearly Archives: 2018

Yearly Archives: 2018

Publin Pub Crawls Tour Group Brochure

  Publin Pub Crawls offers bespoke pub crawls to tour groups visiting Dublin city. We can put together a route that shows off the history, culture, and heritage of Dublin pubs. Get in touch for more details or to plan your Publin Pub Crawl. publinpubcrawls@gmail.com Call 0858323257 for John.     Download.

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Pre-match at The Den Bar Baggot Street

  We took a wander down to Baggot Street ahead of Ireland’s huge victory over Italy in the recent 6 Nations. We wanted to check out the BBQ in The Den bar. It’s a great large outdoor space they have there and an excellent place to congregate in a bit of comfort ahead of the […]

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There’s a Cheltenham preview night in Kennedy’s

  Kennedy’s on Westland Row will be hosting a Cheltenham preview night on the 1st of March at 9pm. The event will be happening downstairs in the lovely ‘Kennedys Station’. Tickets are €20 and all proceeds go to the Injured Jockeys Fund. The panel on the night includes Paddy Mullins, Kate Harrington (Jockey), Johnny Ward […]

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Celebrate Galentines Day in the pub this year with a G and T.

  This is a new one to us but it sounds like something worth celebrating. Galentines is apparently the day after Valentines day where you celebrate the female friendships in your life. You don’t necessarily have to be single to celebrate and it just so happens to fall on a Thursday this year, which is […]

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The Pav is moving to cut down on their plastic usage

  We reported last week that more and more pubs are deciding to either ditch the plastic straw or replace it with a biodegradable one. Now The Pavillion Bar in Trinity are taking a huge step in reducing the amount of plastic they use. Sunny days in Dublin mean flocks of students and non-students alike […]

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There’s a half hour documentary on the restoration of Molloys pub.

  Molloys on Talbot Street recently reopened under new management and underwent a good deal of refurbishment. The pub is of immense historical significance so these restoration works ensure the survival of the pub and it’s Victorian era fixtures for another generation of admirers. During the course of the restoration a film crew from ‘Shoeless […]

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Dublin pubs in film: Hugh Grant in The Long Hall

  Post war Liverpool was recreated in Dublin for Mike Newell’s 1995 film ‘An Awfully Big Adventure’ starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. One of the scenes in the film features Grant and Alun Armstrong sharing a drink and a chat about Georgina Cates’ character in a pub. The pub used for filming was The […]

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The Dame Tavern through the years

Every few months we pay a digital visit to the Irish Newspaper Archive in the computer rooms of the National Library and do a bit of digging on some of Dublin’s best known pubs. Recently we did a search for 18 Dame Court where the Dame Tavern resides now today. It’s a fantastic little family […]

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Before Brogans was Brogans. A history of names.

In 2017 we took a group around Dublin on a ‘New Pub Pub Crawl’. We took them to Jimmy Rabbitte’s, Bourkes, Underdog, and Pipers Corner. For each of these pubs we did a bit of a historical survey and checked the Irish Newspaper Archive for any historical mentions of the pubs or businesses on those […]

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The advert for The Palace bar from 1949

  A few months back we made a visit to the National Library to have a look at a few historical books of interest relating to pubs. One of these was the 1949 guide to Irish pubs simply called ‘Where to drink’. The book goes into very good detail on the various well known pubs […]

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Northside pubs to watch the 6 nations in Dublin

    Ryan’s Store Street     Ryan’s on Store Street is a grand big pub with a traditional design. We love the all wooden fixtures, including the dividers that create several small areas around the pub. They’ve got several high definition screens around the pub that make it a great spot for watching sport. […]

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Just the tonic on a Thursday

  Make a mental note: Thursdays are for gin and tonic in Slatterys Beggars Bush. The pub which is a popular after work and pre match spot are bringing back their gin and tonic specials after a hiatus over December. They’re serving up 4 premium gins, including 3 Irish offerings with tonic included all for […]

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