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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 night

lovely place with very good food, perfect service, great irish music and dance show. We had a lot... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
kristinaB542BS
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Berlin, Germany
A real Irish experience

We had such a great time! Nice food, good drinks and an absolutely amazing entertainment. The... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Anna2367
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Berlin, Germany
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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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+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

lovely place with very good food, perfect service, great irish music and dance show. We had a lot of fun and recommend a visit in this nice pub

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time! Nice food, good drinks and an absolutely amazing entertainment. The band was fantastic and the Irish dancers as well! I recomand it for everyone who would link to get in touch with nice people and Irish music. All the...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This certainly was one of the highlights of our tour and if you go, and do not enjoy yourself, take your own pulse because something is wrong. The band consisted of four individuals, all of whom were very talented musicians and vocalists. They inject humor...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful traditional Irish pub, service and food superb! Brilliant music and Irish dance show! Super ambiance! Highly recommend

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant night out. My guests from Berlin were astonished and delighted with the warmth of the welcome as well as the fun. I highly recommend it and thanks to all who work there. Great people. Michael Ryan.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite night in Ireland! The food and service were great but more importantly the entertainment was excellent. The Merry Ploughboys were very talented and kept us entertained with authentic Irish music all evening. Not to mention the authentic Irish dancing. This was a can't...More

Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

First of all its quite a bit of a drive to the theatre. The show was good, but frankly we have seen better Irish dancers and shows. The biggest issue is it is over 3 hours long including the dinner. The show itself is two...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I saw the Merry Ploughboys 14 years ago when in Ireland with my mother and other relatives. I remembered that it was really fun and wanted to take my own family there hoping I remembered correctly! We were not disappointed- kids loved it (ages 10-16)...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

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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mary172018
July 14, 2018|
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Response from happyout | Reviewed this property |
I'm very sure that The Merry Ploughboy themselves will give you a comprehensive answer (perhaps tomorrow because it's Sunday here) - I'm afraid I know nothing about postage to Arizona!
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mary172018
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
The only advice I could give you is contact them directly.
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Kathryn, dinner and show is 49.50 Euro per person. Round trip shuttle from Dublin City centre is 10 Euro per person. This can be booked online on our website at the same time as booking dinner and show. If you have any... More
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