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All posts by johnlepo

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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The 6 Nations trophy is on tour in some great Dublin pubs.

In the build up to the 6 Nations tournament and during the competition, the 6 Nations trophy has been doing the rounds, visiting some of Dublin’s most famous pubs. The sterling silver trophy has been awarded to the winner of the championship each year since 1993. It’s a nice opportunity for fans to get a […]

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Cheltenham in the pub. Spots to watch the horses in Dublin

Cheltenham is one of the biggest festivals on the horse racing calendar. Dublin pubs go all out each year, playing host to a festival like atmosphere. There’s lots of great pubs showing all the races on several screens, serving up pints, hosting competitions, and generally being good spots to watch the action. Devitts Devitt’s on […]

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Pockets of Perfection: Dublin’s Best Small Pubs

We’re not going over the square footage of each pub in this list with a fine tooth comb. We’re highlighting how a small pub can pack a punch, create an atmosphere like no other, and offer different things to different people. Cosy is a word we use a lot on this website and it’s a […]

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There’s an Ireland v Italy postpone party.

The Bridge 1859 in Ballsbridge have decided to make the most of this Saturday by throwing a ‘Postpone Party’ in the wake of the cancellation if the Ireland v Italy 6 Nations tie. The bar will be throwing on a complimentary pint of Guinness as well as some Italian pizza an apparently ‘much much more’. […]

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Dublin pubs with live music 7 nights a week

Dublin is a city blessed with musical pubs. A lot of places to in for a bit of a trad session only at the weekend when it’s busy, but some places have musicians playing traditional and cover fare every day of the week. Here’s a few spots that are good for a music session and […]

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A whiskey fit for a…president.

On a recent trip to The Headline on Clanbrassil Street we were admiring the display case on the wall showcasing their range of whiskeys. Our attention was directed to a bottle in the bottom right corner where stood a bottle of quite noteworthy distinction. The bottle label read: ‘The Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Specially […]

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