Publin was given a write up on the BBC travel website as part of a feature by Sean O’Neill on Dublin pubs in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day.
For great value
This winter, John Geraghty founded Publin, a site that lists more than 200 of Dublin’s cheapest pubs. Previously Geraghty ran pub-walking tours aimed at backpackers. Despite O’Reilly’s unexpected location under the Tara Street tram station, Geraghty’s favourite pub is a pleasant, open space tucked under 170-year-old arched ceilings, with a non-traditional, neo-gothic decor. “It’s not in the guidebooks, and you’re a whole lot more likely to get talking to Irish people than elsewhere,” Geraghty said. Students, bankers and local office workers gather at the pub, making it a prime place to rub shoulders with locals.