Chaplins is back to normal after the Luas works.

  I’m sure there’s more than a handful of pubs that will be glad to see the back of the Luas construction works. We passed by Chaplins on Hawkin’s Street the other day and it feels like ages since we’ve been able to see it unobscured. It has been hidden by railings and equipment for […]

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Isn’t Walshe’s snug lovely altogether?

  We’re big fans of Walshe’s pub in Stoneybatter, and the pubs of that area and Smithfield generally. It’s always such a treat when you walk into a pub in a group of 4 or so, only to find that the snug is free. It’s so nice to get a spot with a bit of […]

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Bloomsday celebrations in Dublin pubs

Dublin pubs feature prominently in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, and some of them are getting in on the celebrations by hosting breakfast mornings, readings, live music, and offering some themed food and drinks.   Kennedy’s, Westland Row     Kennedy’s on Westland Row will, once again, be hosting a Bloomsday breakfast from 10am. It’s the full calypso […]

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The new look Devitt’s on Camden Street is smashing.

  We usually wouldn’t be fond of a pub with a traditional character getting too much of a makeover, but we just found out that we’re willing to make exceptions. Devitt’s on Camden Street was sold last year to the Mangan Group by the Devitt family. They traded as normal for a few months, and […]

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VIDEO: The pubs of Ulysses: Kennedy’s / Conway’s

  Several Dublin pubs are mentioned in Ulysses. LISTEN to this reading from the section about Conway’s Pub, which is now Kennedy’s Westland Row. The pub are celebrating with a Bloomsday breakfast on the 16th of June. You can find all the details via this link. Audio used: https://archive.org/details/Ulysses    

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East Side Tavern has closed permanently

  East Side Tavern on the corner of Leeson Street and Stephen’s Green have made a statement on facebook that they are closing permanently. The bar was owned by the Mercantile Group. Not much detail was given on the post, other than to say this It is with a heavy heart that we announce that […]

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Robert Reade’s is now called RYAN’S

  Robert Reade’s on Store Street has this week undergone a name change. The new name is RYAN’S. The name change is to reflect the fact that this is a family owned and operated pub. The pub is not changing hands, just simply changing name. It had been named Robert Reade’s and operated by the […]

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Watch the Lions in Dublin’s rugby pub, The Swan.

  Sean Lynch was the first ever publican picked to represent Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. The Swan bar on Aungier Street has been in the Lynch family for 80 years, being handed down from Grandfather, to Sean, and to his son Ronan, who operates the pub today. Sean played in the only […]

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