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archive-title Monthly Archives: June 2019

Monthly Archives: June 2019

A Sunday Swan Session.

The Swan on Aungier Street is one of those Dublin pubs famed for its natural ambience created by the sound of dozens of concurrent conversations. No piped in music, only chats. With all that said, it might surprise you to hear that they have a weekly Sunday trad session. It takes place in the old […]

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Barney Kiernan’s pub from Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ is up for sale.

The building on Little Britain Street that once contained ‘Barney Kiernan’s’ pub is up for sale as a mixed commercial and residential property. It no longer retains a pub license. Barney Kiernan’s pub featured prominently in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, which was set in 1904 and followed the protagonist Leopold Bloom on a journey around Dublin. […]

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Sun Spots and Beer Gardens on Dublin’s Northside

The Barbers, Grangegorman At the front of The Barbers there is a cul-de-sac in which you can bring a few seats (within a certain area) and have yourself a drink. The spot gets quite a lot of sun and if the stools are gone, there’s plenty of standing room and kerbs to sit on. It’s […]

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