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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 Lunch Excellent Service

Visited here on way to an afternoon at Zipit Adventure Centre nearby. We had 3 mains and 3... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VivG100
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Dublin, Ireland
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Amazing show - A must do.

As part of a tour group we have no idea what we were getting ourselves into but don’t regret one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here on way to an afternoon at Zipit Adventure Centre nearby. We had 3 mains and 3 desserts, and all were, large portions, delicious, served in a timely manner by friendly efficient staff, everything 100%. Pub is spotless and full of character, old framed...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As part of a tour group we have no idea what we were getting ourselves into but don’t regret one bit. The Band and dancers were amazing and the food was incredible. I recommend to anyone it was an amazing night.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Merry Ploughboy experience was fantastic! We came with our tour group and although it is a bit pricy £48 for us you do get a fantastic 3 course meal and some fantastic music and Irish dancing with that price!!!! I had the seafood chowder,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deadly atmosphere. Great Irish dancing and live music. Everyone was very friendly. Food was delicious also

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I set up a night at the Merry Ploughboy's for my group of 49 people. They provided excellent service from start to finish, the food was outstanding, the entertainment was the best ever! One fun evening for everyone. This will be the highlight of your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was typical hearty and good Irish food and drink. Fabulous entertainment..traditional Irish band and dancers. Probably caters mostly to tourists, but that's what I was and had a blast.

Thank terry w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was in a pub outside Dublin. The music was "typically Irish" and so was the dance. Also, almost the entire audience was from outside Ireland, so this is very much marketed to tourists only

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Hawaii, you go to a luau. If you go to Ireland, you go to the Merry Ploughboy for Irish food, beverages, Irish music and Irish step dancers. The facility has plenty of parking and there were many motor coach tour groups...More

Thank SAinPA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful! Great food, drinks and entertainment. Music was great. Irish dancers were just perfect. This was an excellent evening to celebrate all of Ireland.

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times , and love the whole show , just the right amount of everything , singing , dancing story telling , and good food to top it off. Book your collection/ drop off with them and safe any aggravation or stress....More

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mary172018
14 July 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
14 July 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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P Michael G
7 July 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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