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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
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Great atmosphere

This was a great night out, great food, impressive Irish dancing and fabulous music. You really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vanessa M
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Great time

We were on an Image Tour and one of the locations we went to was the Merry Ploughboy Pub. the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert C
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Monson, Massachusetts
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The Merry Ploughboy is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by musicians, and it is the 'hands on' approach from the owners that makes a visit to the Merry Ploughboy the highlight of many people's trip to Ireland. The two hour Irish music & Irish dancing show (which takes place nightly at the pub) has been awarded "Best Dinner/Entertainment Event in Ireland" and the pub is the current "Music Pub of the Year" in Ireland. Owners and musicians, The Merry Ploughboys, have been performing together for 25 years making their show the longest running show in Ireland hosted continuously by the same performers. The pub is located about 20 minutes south of Dublin City centre with complimentary car parking. It is easily accessed by taxi or if you are staying in the city centre we recommend our shuttle transfer service (just 7.50 euro return fare). The transfer by luxury executive coach offers an elevated view of the scenic Southside of Dublin city. After the show, the coach will drop you back as close as practical to your accommodation. Reservations are essential, however online bookings for the dinner & show (and shuttle transfer if required) can be made in real-time on our own website. We operate a "ticketless" booking system. You will receive a unique booking reference number on your email receipt and our floor manager will have all your details when you arrive at the pub.
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Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great night out, great food, impressive Irish dancing and fabulous music. You really feel welcome.

Thank Vanessa M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on an Image Tour and one of the locations we went to was the Merry Ploughboy Pub. the atmosphere and entertainment were great

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with our tour group and I’ve told everyone who’s planning to be anywhere near Dublin to NOT MISS THIS. It is rare to find one place that combines good food with absolutely outstanding music, song and Irish dancing. The crowd joins in and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well done show and overall experience. The musicians did a great job getting the crowd involved, clapping, singing, and laughing. Quite talented entertainers from the music to the dancers. We all enjoyed our meals and service was friendly and fast. If you have anyone...More

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing less than wow the entertainment the food I would highly recommend going there it is way out in the sticks out in the country but it is worth the drive these guys know how to put on a show and then entertain...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This was without question one of the most FUN places to visit, to be entertained and to enjoy our leg of lamb (VERY good! We laughed and ate and enjoyed what felt like an authentic Irish experience. The dancers, the musicians and the food will...More

Thank love2quilt2
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I always love eating here. The food is always great and there is a good menu choice. The staff are always friendly.

1  Thank yward8
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This show is great for natives as well as visitors from abroad - that's some achievement. It's so well produced with a good mix of song and dance, starts and finishes on time. The food is amazingly good, not just bland fare for big crowds....More

Thank happyout
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, great music and dance! Highly recommend this and appropriate for all age groups. The shuttle to and from the pub was a great bonus!

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with my daughter and wife on a Monday afternoon. A great and varied menu well priced and well served from helpful staff.

Thank Paddy R
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at the Shelbourne. We met a friend there that lives in Dublin and road back in his taxi. He picked up the tab. Highly recommend the Merry Ploughboy. Just the best. Go into the pub after dinner and the... More
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Cathy F
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Response from GWW | Reviewed this property |
I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Peter, unfortunately that date is currently fully booked. If you drop us an email with your details we can waitlist you. We would be happy to help arrange a direct pick-up for your gang from the Powerscourt Hotel with one... More
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