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O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub

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Address: The Mall, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 915 2853

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Rocking Trad Music

We walked here from our B&B - not more than 10 minutes. What atmosphere! Low ceilings, nice peat fire and great trad music. The place was packed. Staff so friendly and all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wells River, Vermont
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Wells River, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from our B&B - not more than 10 minutes. What atmosphere! Low ceilings, nice peat fire and great trad music. The place was packed. Staff so friendly and all the people there were having a blast - great to talk to everyone. This was the best time I had in Dingle. GO - GO - GO!!!!!

Thank Dorothy31359
Hagensborg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met the owner, Tommy O'Sullivan and his wife, and listened to his band, as well as another great fiddle band. The place was friendly, cozy and eclectic. I had a very memorable evening.

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Bow, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place was highly recommended by several locals, and didn't disappoint. Place is small so get there early if you want to see the musicians. Music was great, and place was full!

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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

O'Sullivan's was recommended by one of the shopkeepers as a great place to hear music. When we got there after dinner, the music session was underway, and the place was packed. It was very entertaining, warm, welcoming atmosphere, and the Guinness was very good. A newlywed German couple and their bridal party showed up, and the musicians got them all... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I love this pub. The Irish music sessions were the best I heard in Dingle. The ambience is great, with lots of craic. The bartenders are friendly, witty and good at what they do. I can't wait to go back.

Thank NHjo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Has everything you want: craic, music, and great irish whiskey and beer. Has nothing you don't: tvs, pool tables or jukeboxes. What more could you possibly want?

Thank Dan H
Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Music, great atmosphere, staff is Craic!! Don't miss this place. Even on Monday, it's great!! The rest of this is because Trip Advisor won't take less.

Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

there are no jukeboxes, pool tables, karaoke, one arm bandits or other gimmicks here, just music nightly, at a much more reasonable time of 8.45pm (much better for those who have to get an early start as most places don't have music till 10.30 in my experience). Good selection of beers and spirits. If you want a clearer head then... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A great little pub, if your lucky you might get the smart ar@#ed traditional Irish barman, they are almost extinct due to hard working but humour less polish who have all but replaced them, if so take smart remarks on the chin unless you are up to crossing swords with professional comedians .Great music and the atmosphere of the old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I go to O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub every time I visit the Dingle Peninsula. Always good craic and the best traditional music. It is small so is usually very crowded when the music starts. And do watch out for that low ceiling!! Just be careful and enjoy the music and enthusiasm!!

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