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McGowan’s of Phibsboro celebrates 70 years in business.

When you think of long established and family run pubs in Dublin, you tend to think of places like The Gravediggers in Glasnevin or other traditional spots of that type. Your mind might not automatically go to a large late bar known for its association with teachers and nurses. With that in mind it might […]

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11 pubs for the quintessential Irish Coffee in Dublin

Since the 1940’s the Irish Coffee has been a staple of Irish pubs and bars here and abroad. It’s a winter warmer that keeps you toasty and perks you up (so long as you don’t go mad on them). A shot of whiskey, a spoon of sugar, some rich roast coffee, and a head of […]

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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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