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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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Good food

We visited the Merry Ploughman one evening what excellent food great service in a great environment... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephen G
Northumberland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Do not miss out!

I was on a CIE tour which has booked this for us while we were on their tour. I had no idea what to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Merry Ploughman one evening what excellent food great service in a great environment with fantastic music from the adjacent room

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on a CIE tour which has booked this for us while we were on their tour. I had no idea what to expect when we came to the Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner/show! It totally blew us away! The venue is gorgeous and spotless!...More

Thank Klcck5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Merry Plowboys many times on my visits to Dublin over the past 15 years. They are the best. The show is great and a lot of fun. The boys are very talented and keep the showing going. Food is also...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exquisite, the music and show was professional. They kept the energy high and the dancers were above average. We really enjoyed the evening there and we recommend it to all.

Thank Tonje H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the dinner/show directly from the venue’s website. Dinner was great - you are able to enjoy your meal while the band plays traditional Irish songs. Once dinner is done, the dancers perform. Overall a great value and a bucket list must. The place is...More

Thank nandodiver
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were in a tour group of 37 that attended. We were immediately ushered to our tables and orders were soon taken. All total in the upstairs must have 100 and everyone had a good seat. The Merry Ploughboys knew how to entertain and they...More

Thank A8598AOjamesd
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We brought a large group of visitors here and from the warm welcome as we arrrived until we left, we couldn't have been better looked after. The food was delicious, the service first class and the show by the amazingly talented musicians and dancers was...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My family and I really loved this show - and the food was good too! A mixture of singing and Irish step dancing which is exactly what we wanted. IT was a little more expensive than what we originally intended to spend, but it was...More

Thank marianneblanch
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I visit often with my partner, it is hectic with tables as very popular for tourists but still a good service none the less. Always welcoming, great parking and food is amazing. Wings are my favorite but good menu all the time!

Thank Ashling O
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Definitely for tourists and a wonderful experience. If you like traditional Irish music this is a great way to spend an evening. The musicians are top notch and you'll experience a full range of traditional instruments and dancing. The food is good too!

Thank bryguy350
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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