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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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The food was exquisite, the music and show was professional. They kept the energy high and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tonje H
via mobile
Great evening of music and dance

Booked the dinner/show directly from the venue’s website. Dinner was great - you are able to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Santa Ana, California
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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 3 days ago via mobile

The food was exquisite, the music and show was professional. They kept the energy high and the dancers were above average. We really enjoyed the evening there and we recommend it to all.

Thank Tonje H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked the dinner/show directly from the venue’s website. Dinner was great - you are able to enjoy your meal while the band plays traditional Irish songs. Once dinner is done, the dancers perform. Overall a great value and a bucket list must. The place is...More

Thank nandodiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a tour group of 37 that attended. We were immediately ushered to our tables and orders were soon taken. All total in the upstairs must have 100 and everyone had a good seat. The Merry Ploughboys knew how to entertain and they...More

Thank A8598AOjamesd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought a large group of visitors here and from the warm welcome as we arrrived until we left, we couldn't have been better looked after. The food was delicious, the service first class and the show by the amazingly talented musicians and dancers was...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I really loved this show - and the food was good too! A mixture of singing and Irish step dancing which is exactly what we wanted. IT was a little more expensive than what we originally intended to spend, but it was...More

Thank marianneblanch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit often with my partner, it is hectic with tables as very popular for tourists but still a good service none the less. Always welcoming, great parking and food is amazing. Wings are my favorite but good menu all the time!

Thank Ashling O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely for tourists and a wonderful experience. If you like traditional Irish music this is a great way to spend an evening. The musicians are top notch and you'll experience a full range of traditional instruments and dancing. The food is good too!

Thank bryguy350
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from a great dinner and show! Nice touch offering the transfer service with drop off back into the city quite close to your accommodation, and a good price. Food and entertainment is on par with the price I think. Only slight hitch...More

Thank FranceneMVR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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