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The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub

Open Now: 16:30 - 11:30
Open today: 16:30 - 11:30
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Real nice

Went here with a group. we had a very nice dinner. The food was good, the staff was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zaandam, The Netherlands
True Irish Entertainment!

Our tour group visited the Merry Ploughboy in October 2018. We expected this to be a hokey tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brunswick, OH, USA
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“dinner show”(18 reviews)
“irish music”(42 reviews)
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...more
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Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a group. we had a very nice dinner. The food was good, the staff was very friendly. Meals arrived in a steady stream and so did the drinks. Live music was played during the main course and two Irish dance shows were...More

Thank Jan530
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group visited the Merry Ploughboy in October 2018. We expected this to be a hokey tourist trap but we were wrong. We had great food and were greatly entertained by the quality musical performances and Irish dancing. This was a wonderful introduction to...More

Thank brunsjo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was so pleased I booked this, it was so much fun and not at all a naff tourist thing. It’s a way out of the city- especially in rush hour, but totally worth the cost and the time- good food and service, and great entertainment....More

Thank Flyinmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Music was amazing; the dancers were entertaining, too!!! Grand experience! Loved those mic stands holding the pints. This shall be a treasured memory from my Ireland trip 🎻🎵🍺

Thank Trek29382
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening of good food, great service and entertainment. Dermot Daly singing Danny Boy was practically a religious experience.

Thank Coilltebabe99
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Prawns were amazing! Beef stew intense! And the service excellent. Would go again and take in the music show - had a peep and it looked great.

Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I ate at the pub - food was very good - and then enjoyed the entertainment. This was a very enjoyable night and the performers were excellent! Highly recommended.

1  Thank Travmama
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Yes this is for tourist but it was so nice for our first night. We were so tired from our flight and just wanted entertainment. The taxi/shuttle picked us up down the street at a specific hotel. The food was great and the entertainment was...More

Thank nancykC1743SJ
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

It might be a bit touristy, but the food, music and dancing was good. The staff is very friendly. The only negative is that you cannot choose when you would like to have your dessert or coffee. Everything is done on a specific order and...More

Thank DJdK_SA
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this dinner and show. Food was top notch. The entertainment was incredible. Irish band and songs and step dancers were amazing! GO... you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Jackie E
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14 July 2018|
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!
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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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