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All posts by johnlepo

Saint Amond, Patron Saint of Bar staff.

While on Saint Patrick’s day we give thanks to Ireland’s for the day off work and that affair with the snakes a few centuries ago, he’s not the only one that should be celebrated at this time of year. A friend of mine used to tell me that there was a patron saint for people […]

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There’s a craft beer and spirits Bazaar coming to a Dublin 8 pub.

57 The Headline pub on Clanbrassil Street continue to be at the forefront in the Dublin pub trade when it comes selling and supplying locally produced beer, gin, whiskey, food, and veg. Now they’re having an event upstairs in their gin bar to celebrate all of these element. They’re calling it a ‘Beer Bazaar’. They’ve […]

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Escape the city on Paddy’s Day, but still to the pub.

Every year comes the influx of visitors from America, the UK, Europe, and the suburbs to Dublin’s city centre to revel in the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s one of the biggest parties in the world. For some, the day itself is a wonderful celebration of Irishness, but the festivities in the city centre can […]

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12 pubs in Dublin to watch Cheltenham

Devitts Devitts on Camden Street are always good for a bit of sport. There’s several screens downstairs and up. Get yourself food at any time during the day and maybe hang around til later for the live music to start. They usually have a tipster competition and the chance to win free bets and pints […]

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A traditional pub for a party: Doheny and Nesbitts

Prominently jutting out onto Baggot Street with a wooden facade is the famous pub Doheny and Nesbitt, named after its former proprietors. It’s one of the 16 remaining Victorian era pubs of Dublin and it retains all the character that it is so well loved and well known for. How about then, renting an area […]

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Snapshots of the fascinating history of The Boars Head Capel Street

Since 1993, 149 Capel Street has been owned and operated as ‘The Boars Head’ by the Hourican family, Hugh and Anne. Like most current pubs and even other premises once used as pubs there is a forgotten history behind these buildings. We delved into the newspaper archives to trace the history of 149 Capel Street to see what we could find.

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8 pubs for a great Breakfast in Dublin

The Full Irish is a legendary concoction of the best of Irish meat, eggs, and trimmings. Where better to enjoy this traditional Irish breakfast than in the most traditional of Irish settings, the pub. Ned O’Sheas In Ned O’Shea’s on Lower Bridge Street you can get a Full Irish breakfast with tea or coffee and […]

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J.P. Mooneys, the new pub on Nassau Street.

  We stuck our heads into a pub that just opened its doors on Nassau Street, J.P. Mooneys. It replaces what was once The Blarney Inn.     It’s quite a spacious pub that is spread over 3 rooms, each with various alcoves and areas that are separated partially from the other areas.   The […]

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A number of Dublin pubs are now producing their own whiskey.

The future will see a number larger number of Dublin pubs joining forces with distilleries, contracting them to produce their own personalised whiskeys available for sale in the pub. A large number of pubs are already doing the same with craft breweries in the city. At the moment, we know of a few pubs who […]

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