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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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Loved the dinner and show

Our group had the pleasure of attending a dinner and a show at The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, Canada
A view of authentic Irish Pub life & dancing

Wanted to do a dinner and a show - Irish style. We had a wonderful time. Picked up & dropped off in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Windsor, United States
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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
+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group had the pleasure of attending a dinner and a show at The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub. Everyone sits at long tables with cute and interesting placemats to keep you occupied while waiting for dinner and the show to begin. The food was...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wanted to do a dinner and a show - Irish style. We had a wonderful time. Picked up & dropped off in Dublin City by their "bus". No worries about driving on the "left side" of the road in the dark - after an Irish...More

Thank johnkQ951MY
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the best Irish pub. Holds quite a few people. The food was amazing,so delicious. The entertainment was the best. It features The Merry Ploughboys a renowned traditional ballad group. They were excellent and so entertaining. They also had traditional Irish dancers .Just a...More

Thank Barb V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at The Merry Ploughboy Irish Pub. The band consisted of 4 Irish gentleman who were funny, charming and talented. The Irish dancers were terrific, later bringing up people for audience participation. Great fun atmosphere, job well done showcasing traditional Irish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We first read about the Merry Ploughboy on Tripadvisor and based on that made a reservation. What a great choice it turned out to be! Because the shuttle was full the Pub sent a taxi to pick us up and return us to our hotel....More

1  Thank JayLPhiladelphia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On visiting Dublin I was so lucky to be taken to this hidden gem of a pub. Food was amazing. Bar staff were excellent. Unfortunately had to leave before the live Irish music came on but a great excuse to return. Tip is to remember...More

Thank Gerie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellant pub.little out of dublin city.we were on a tour with CIE tours.the first day dinner was at this pub..par excellence..it was mist enjoyable..the dinner was superb.had tge clam chowder.guinness beef.huge apple pie for dessert and irish coffee..superb..the traditional irish music and the dancers were...More

Thank Rush401
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I own a tour company specializing in tours to Ireland and have consequently been to many different shows and attractions throughout the country. From my very first visit to the Merry Ploughboy pub it has been a favorite of mine as well as my clients!...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps of fun here!! We did the 3 course dinner and show with live Irish music and dancing - well well worth the €49! Just as. Hint... there is an Airbnb across the road from this pub! Also have live music in he pub downstairs...More

Thank jannesco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there recently with my boyfriend Paul. A young lady called Ruth I think served us. She was so friendly and chatty, made some great recommendations for drinks and made us feel so welcome. The food was incredible, the soup and lamb were to die...More

Thank Eve A
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Cathy F
28 May 2017|
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Response from GWW | Reviewed this property |
I sent them an email and their response was very timely.
Peter and Maryk... R
24 April 2017|
Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Peter, unfortunately that date is currently fully booked. If you drop us an email with your details we can waitlist you. We would be happy to help arrange a direct pick-up for your gang from the Powerscourt Hotel with one... More
19 April 2017|
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Hi Med9, you can purchase "tickets" online, (including shuttle transfer from your choice of city centre locations) directly from the Merrry Ploughboy Pub website. You will receive a confirmation email which you may print off... More