A pub in Santry is holding a pig racing event…

  We often get pubs sending us details on upcoming events, but one that we received yesterday was about as far from the norm as you can get. The Comet in Santry, which will be familiar to anyone who gets the 16 bus to the airport, or anyone who lives in the area, will be […]

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The Boars head will be open for the Lions matches

  If you’re looking for somewhere central and on the Northside to watch the Lions Test games, then The Boars head on Capel Street is a good shout. For daytime games they’re usually a popular spot for GAA, soccer, golf, and just about any sport you can think of. They’re not much different in the […]

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Gourmet pizza comes to Abbey Street.

  We’ve come a long way since the humble toastie. First came the frozen pizzas in pubs that were a handy filler, accompanied by a pint of a pitcher on special. Now, we’ve moved on to the real deal; proper oven baked pizzas. Adelphi on Abbey Street, famed for their gourmet hot dogs, are now […]

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Here are the pubs opening early for Lions matches.

Most pubs wouldn’t see a lot of trade in the wee, early hours of the morning. But, now they have a reason to open. The Lions are playing their first full test match against New Zealand on Saturday the 24th of June. We’ve put together a list of pubs that will be opening for this […]

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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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