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“Vacation in Ireland”

The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Ranked #4 of 74 Concerts & Shows in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed March 26, 2018 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 their audiences very well done compliments to him

Thank henrymckenna
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Reviewed March 15, 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 be remembered by my husband and me for a long, long time. This was part of the CIE Scottish-Irish Dream Tour destinations and all because we were celebrating my husband's retirement. You REALLY don't want to miss this place!

Thank love2quilt2
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Reviewed March 3, 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 February 26, 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. The staff are very pleasant and the option to avail of the shuttle bus from hotels in town (and back!) allows you to enjoy a glass or two as well.

Thank happyout
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Reviewed February 19, 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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