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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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Cabaret style Irish music and decent food

A very fun night in this huge venue with five great Irish step dancers, 3 girls two guys. The music... read more

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Michael G
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One of my most favorite things we did on the trip! We got there and had no problems getting to our... read more

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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 yesterday

A very fun night in this huge venue with five great Irish step dancers, 3 girls two guys. The music of the quartet was wonderful. They played about 90 minutes. I took a picture with the three lady step dancers which was great fun for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my most favorite things we did on the trip! We got there and had no problems getting to our seats. The only bad thing I can say about the entire experience was that there was not much room between people and we were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an absolutely brilliant time here for our last group dinner with a show. The musicians which I believe were the owners were fantastic and funny. The dancing was incredible as well. Two of our friends got up to sing which was great! Highly recommend,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These musicians, and owners, put on a top notch show highlighting traditional Irish ballads. Additionally the dancers were also excellent. This was a two hour show packed with talent and fun. The location is on the outskirts of Dublin and it took 25 minutes to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Sarah D
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, you can contact myself (Eoghan) or Donal via Email through the pub website.
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William E
21 February 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at the Shelbourne. We met a friend there that lives in Dublin and road back in his taxi. He picked up the tab. Highly recommend the Merry Ploughboy. Just the best. Go into the pub after dinner and the... More
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Cathy F
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Response from GWW | Reviewed this property |
I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
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