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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

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1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch sheltering from the rain with good company, and that included the servers and excellent waitress and chef. Smiles all round and wonderful home produced but professional quality staff. Nothing was too much trouble and spare spoons for dessert miraculously appeared. I'll be back!

Thank pinklipstick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing pub with a great atmosphere. This is one place you will not need any technology to communicate with people’ as all you need is a pint your sorted . Oh and the Guinness is amazing 😉

Thank Vincent K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So my husband and I were meaning to visit this place for so long and finally last week we made it following a visit to the Botanic Gardens, which is not too far away. It was just after lunch time so we were in need...More

Thank Deirdre G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! The bar is proper old school with one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin. The food next door was rustic and hearty. If your hungry and want a banging pint go here for sure.

Thank Raynersdoom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in last Friday afternoon for a quick couple of pints and Gravediggers was everything we expected it would be. Great Guinness and a great atmosphere. Was a highlight of our visit, as we were in town hoping that Mayo would break the curse. Alas,...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told that you can't leave Dublin without visiting the Gravediggers Pub. It is at the back gate to the Glasnevin Cemetery. Th epub has been in the same family since around 1833. It's where many locals congregate for a pint. We met many...More

Thank hurls1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off as part of the gravedigger ghost tour. Really worth a visit, only sad that we couldn't stay longer .. maybe next time. We didn't eat there but have loved to !

Thank tsimpson1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in after wandering the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery for one of the best pints of Guinness we had during our visit to Ireland. Founded in 1833, it is still run by 7th generation Kavanaghs. There are no TV's or music playing and the...More

Thank magoosmom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was the traditional pub for funeral goers at Glasnevin Cemetery to retire to for a contemplative pint after a funeral at Glasnevin Cemetery just over the wall from the pub. This traditional unsp[oilt Dublin pub is worth a visit at any time - and...More

Thank Cathal O
Alfreda31, Social Media / Hostess/ Branding at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you Cathal we hope your spirits where raised after the Pint. John Kavanagh The Gravediggers have seen many mourners and Gravediggers since 1833. Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This our second time eating here food is great as is the pint of Guinness lovely staff just a pity we don't live a bit nearer to this spot highly recommend

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14 August 2017|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there We don't take bookings it's walk in only, first come first served, Lunch is Mon to Friday 12 noon to 3pm Evening Tapas is Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm Cash Only Many thanks: any food issues please talk to... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there we don't serve food on Sundays or Bank Holidays. Lunch is Monday to Friday 12noonight to 3pm. Evening Tapas Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm.No credit or debit cards accepted, cash only. No group booking first come... More
28 December 2016|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there I apologise for not getting back, thought i had replied via email, buggies are welcome and many families do call into the bar especially on a Sunday, but the space is quite limited. The lounge is better, again space... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
  • E-mail
LUNCH (soup/sandwiches)MONDAY to FRIDAY:12noon-3pm. EVENING TAPAS TUESDAY to SATURDAY 6pm-8.30pm.(NO FOOD ON SUNDAYS OR BANK HOLIDAYS) Food is made fresh on the day each day and served in The Lounge only. We don't take bookings or large groups. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries. Please note we are a Public House not a restaurant
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