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Perfect spot if you like traditional music

What a great traditional bar. We just love the Cosy atmosphere Hard to find these days. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Rare auld trip into a memory of Dublin

Where to start other than O’Donoghues is a very special place in the heart of Dublin that has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Navan, Ireland
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 660 7194
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great traditional bar. We just love the Cosy atmosphere Hard to find these days. Lovely bunch of musicians all pull together to provide a great sing sing. My husband says the pint is good too ! Thank you victor and Nora and team...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start other than O’Donoghues is a very special place in the heart of Dublin that has attracted visitors from all over the world for more than 40 years. Its a busy place on a normal evening or a quiet place for a chat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned after 40 years to find O'Donoghue's unchanged even though it has expanded to included a covered cobbled, heated outer area and a second bar area with accommodation above - we stayed. Unrivalled atmosphere, ambience, welcome, music and Guinness - other liquid refreshment is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually we come in on a Wednesday after work and it's always a lovely experience, the staff are so friendly and they always manage to make me laugh, even if I've had a horrible day. Service is quick and friendly, and I appreciate that they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fionnuala E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the song says “I never could’ve guessed as I walked through the door Just what the future had in store” and what a treat it was, Thanks to the friendly bar staff and the musicians it was immense, I will definitely be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mclaverty P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a pint on our way back to our apartment and got to enjoy great local musicians along with our beer! Would definitely return!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a friend and definitely didn’t disappoint. Original old bar with toilets too match! We had the beef stew and Guinness which was great value at €26 for two drinks and the two stews. The was a group of local musicians...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David K
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went on Sunday afternoon - if you're seeking a proper Irish knees up highly recommend. There's a ginnell alongside the pub which opens up of an evening. It's open air so smokers are set and it's heated so very comfy, but the best thing is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank andyrW5911NX
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We came here with a group after walking in Ireland for a week. This pub was recommended. The location is very good. The pub har different «zones» with live music in different corners. The is also an outdoor area which is very cosy. The atmosphere...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ninapm73
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint upon arriving in Dublin. Outside patio seating, where live music is played on Sundays, and inside bar and table seating as well. Lively atmosphere and the bartenders do their best to keep everyone happy. It’s definitely a pub to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
23 June 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!