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The 6 Best ‘Hardware’ Shops in Dublin

There’s loads of great hardware shops in Dublin. It just so happens that many of them are newly opened. Doheny and Nesbitt’s Hardware Shop Smashing nails here. Kehoe’s Hardware Shop Not the best at signage but they get the job done. Grogan’s Hardware Shop Specialising in garden furniture but they’ve got a whole range of […]

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May the roast rise up to meet you.

Following on from a very successful launch and implementation of their local and then nationwide craft beer deliveries, 57 The Headline are delving further into something they know very well about. 57 The Headline on Clanbrassil Street will be known to lots of people in better times as a place to go for dozens of […]

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Learn to cook with chef Ciarán.

Forget your Binging with Babish, Bon Appetit, Joshua Weissman, or any of those others internet cooks, there’s a new man in town who will show you to make a dish a day. Chef Ciarán Kavanagh of The Gravediggers pub in Glasnevin is doing live streams and instagram posts every day with a new instructional video […]

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Radiohead’s first gig was played in a Temple Bar Pub in 1993.

Radiohead have been keeping us entertained on Thursday evenings by streaming replays of concerts from the last few decades in Dublin, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. It got us thinking that we remembered hearing a reference to Radiohead having played their first ever gig in a city centre Dublin pub in 1993. After a bit of […]

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Pubs that mimic the iconic Guinness Gates.

We’ve noticed a few pubs around town paying tribute to pints of the black stuff through their own painting and design inside and outside pubs. It’s frequent for pubs to have old Guinness paraphernalia, but a few have gone a little further by creating depicitions of the iconic gates to James’ Gate Brewery, The Bankers […]

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When do pubs open and what do they open to?

The Dublin pub trade yesterday saw cause for alarm when Minister for Health, Simon Harris, stated in an interview with the Sunday Independent that without a vaccine pubs would not be open in the same way in which we’re used to. It’s important to read between the lines of the comment. It reads: “So I […]

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3 Irish pubs that were packed up and shipped abroad.

Creating a true Irish identity in one of the thousands of Irish pubs around the world is a difficult thing to do, but we’ve found 3 that took the rather extreme option of packing up an existing pub and shipping it across Europe, Africa, and America to make people feel right at home. Bubbles O’Leary’s. […]

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When pubs saved the economy.

One of our favourite stories about the adaptability of the Irish pub and it’s centrality to Irish commercial and community life comes from 1970. A strike among workers in Irish banks threatened to make the processing of cheques, payment of wages, and carrying of cash a very difficult affair. The strike, much like the near […]

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Let’s talk about pubs.

Over the last few weeks we, like you, have been mulling over how best to continue on with life, to have a routine, and to keep up some semblance of normality. For us, this has been quite hard to grapple with considering our chief goal here at Publin is to advise you about pubs that […]

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The Great Irish Lock In

Join us for an online lock in in an authentically Irish pub. We must temporarily give up this institution of Irish life, so we’re keeping them in your consciousness by hosting a live meet up where we share a drink and some chats while I show you around one of Dublin’s best loved pubs, exploring […]

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David Kitt and The Big Romance. 12 Pubs 12 Albums.

When The Big Romance opened their doors in 2018 they trumpeted loudly their plans to associate themselves with music in a big way. This meant a whopper sound system, a commitment to playing vinyl in the bar, and to having musicians playing regular events. This commitment was exemplified by the name that the bar took. […]

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