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O'Shea's Merchant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Home of Irish Music & Dance located in Medieval Dublin. Live Music 7 Nights a week. Traditional Irish food served daily. Set Dancing every Monday for all to join in. Tour Groups Welcome Whiskey Tasting Trace your family tree here at the Irish History Hub.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just had a quick breakfast with good coffee and great value. Servers were on the ball efficient and friendly. Great to get a smile as you walk in the door...it makes a huge difference especially in a tourist area.Keep up the good work!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank yestopudding
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here last Saturday. We were not impressed with the reception from the staff on arrival. It was almost as if we were getting in their way. Although the pub was very empty and they were not very busy. When our full Irish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lloydy677
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had two nights in O’Shea’s and both times we had a brilliant time! We went on the Saturday morning to have the all important breakfast cure which hit the spot to set us off for the rest of the day (minus the alcohol). The staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank berniemwalsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Irish local ambience, very few tourists. Easy going music and social gathering, mostly for those over 30! At some point everyone in the pub dance together. Great fun!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ljubomirc2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned to go here for a traditional Irish breakfast however as our flight was delayed and we arrived around 12 o'clock midday, we were shown to our seats and tried to order our much anticipated Irish breakfast to be told we were too...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patrickm1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch without having read any reviews...so I was skeptical.. but HUNGRY. Now, I have a thing for fish & chips...it's almost a problem...I order them almost every time they are on the menu. This was one of the best I've ever eaten....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stacydi
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us your feedback , our fish and chips has won many awards so delighted you got to taste. We look forward to your return, Slan agus beannacht!

Reviewed 8 November 2018

We went for a late lunch. We expected the place to be full of lawyers and their clients but in fact it was fairly quiet. The furniture is all antique with Georgian table and Victorian chairs and bookcases. We were looking for a quiet corner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vincent D
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us. There is excellent value In our lunch offering which is available 12noon to 4pm each day. See you in the near future , Go neiri an bother leat,

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here on a local recommendation. It was ok food but service needs improvement. We noticed that the locals were much better attended to. Atmosphere in the pub was as better than the dinning room.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank J1329NEgaryh
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great find, a little way out of temple bar. Food was excellent quality. Service was sporadic BUT hugely accommodating and helpful. Great live traditional music and dancing. Well worth a trip.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RGG83
Reviewed 24 October 2018

and quite impressed. It would be busier I am sure at other times but as on edge of Temple bar it has to work a bit harder I suspect. Nice bars with a lot of old memorabilia etc & a good few craft beers... A...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnhG3658NB
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André X
10 August 2018|
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Response from paulpkville | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andre We only had a drink 5.50 euro for a Guinness Think breakfast was about 12 euro but not sure
4 August 2018|
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Response from Allen A | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, I believe it is late since folks tend to have a late dinner hour.
19 April 2018|
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Response from TheMerchantOS | Property representative |
Hi, we have Set Dancing every Monday that all can join in and learn a few steps. Its great fun! IThe dancing starts approxmitly 9:45pm but the music will start at 9:30pm We look forward to having you with us, Slán
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