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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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Had so much fun

Went there recently with my boyfriend Paul. A young lady called Ruth I think served us. She was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eve A
via mobile

After a day of bus travel around the Wicklow Mountain area with our tour group during a 2 day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wayne D
Trenton, Canada
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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
+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there recently with my boyfriend Paul. A young lady called Ruth I think served us. She was so friendly and chatty, made some great recommendations for drinks and made us feel so welcome. The food was incredible, the soup and lamb were to die...More

Thank Eve A
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of bus travel around the Wicklow Mountain area with our tour group during a 2 day Dublin stay we had our farewell evening here. It was fantastic! The band played some great traditional Irish songs, the young dancers treated us to Irish...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped over at this lovely atmospheric pub after travelling around the Wicklow mountains. A lovely find, great food (loved the soup and guiness soda bread), atmosphere and hospitality. I hear its a great night out also with great entertainment!!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Dublin for 4 days and this was by far the best thing we did. If and when we visit Dublin again, we will be back for another show. I only wish we could have gotten there earlier to get a front row...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of twenty one of us enjoyed good food, traditional Irish Music, lovely Irish Dancing and a little drop to help us sing. A terrific atmosphere in this first floor venue. The food was exceptionally good (better than expected) the bar prices are quite...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue!Had a great meal and then sat backm to watch the show.The boys played many songs and all request were also played.The 5 young dancers were exceptional and did an amazing set.Great venue in that it is out of the way and not like...More

Thank ronstagehand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is about 40 min drive from the city. I hall with long tables and a stage at one end. A fixed menu ,the food is served and eaten thru the show. Four old guys sing Irish Ballard then 5 dances come on the...More

2  Thank Rodney W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My tour group came to the Merry Ploughboy on our first night in Dublin. The food was out of this world, and the entertainment was priceless. Everyone was treated kindly and had a wonderful time. I would HIGHLY recommend stopping here if you're ever in...More

Thank Mariah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST-SEE if you love the Irish traditional folk music & Irish step dancing! Talent is phenomenal & the Staff & Mgmt (Ken) are nothing short than that! Very accommodating for all ages, even the pickiest of eaters. This was my 2nd time visiting, &...More

Thank Carlene H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This pub had a great atmosphere! The food very good and plentiful, the staff were friendly and accommodating and the entertainment was fabulous. We were with a tour group, so the crowd was large yet the staff always available.

Thank Lucy T
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Cathy F
27 May 2017|
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Response from GWW | Reviewed this property |
I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
Peter and Maryk... R
24 April 2017|
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
18 April 2017|
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Med9, you can purchase "tickets" online, (including shuttle transfer from your choice of city centre locations) directly from the Merrry Ploughboy Pub website. You will receive a confirmation email which you may print off... More