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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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Great Night Out

A great night of entertainment. My husband and I bought tickets online well in advance of our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kissimmee, Florida
our farewell dinner with conHtiki

We had our farewell dinner in this place. We hade a few drinks then the band started to play irish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Edmondstown Road | Rockbrook, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great night of entertainment. My husband and I bought tickets online well in advance of our vacation. Good thing we did, because they were sold out for the night. We were told they are always sold out. We also purchased tickets for pick up...More

1  Thank maryo302015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our farewell dinner in this place. We hade a few drinks then the band started to play irish songs and some irish dancers came up on stage as well. Pretty cool but about a 40 minutes drive from the citycentre.

1  Thank Florian K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great night here the food was nothing to rave about but the entertainment was great got everyone Happy and provided a great atmosphere for a great night.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family celebrated my wife's birthday at The Merry Ploughboy last night. It was a stunning evening with wonderful food and superb entertainment which ensured a terrific atmosphere. Thanks for making the occasion memorable.

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we signed up for our CIE Tours International trip, I saw this place listed as one of our stops. I yawned and thought "what a tourist trap this must be". Well, there were tourists there--a couple of hundred of us--but it was no cheap...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with intrepidation as there was about 6 buses and we were concerned BUT it was not an issue. The place was packed, the food was good, the irish music was the best we have heard and the dance acts were like we were...More

1  Thank frankst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group (35 people) went here our first night in Dublin. It was a perfect introduction to Irish humor and music. Part of the evening included audience sing along and even some audience participation on stage. There was lots of singing and Irish dancing....More

2  Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on our first night of the CIE Tour. I would have never gone on my own because it looks too touristy & from the ads it seems to be goofy. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our tour! Perhaps...More

Thank LABeacham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Musicians played a variety of music and great at getting crowd involved. We were a family of 4 with 2 young adult boys who enjoyed the show also. Food was delicious and service wonderful. Irish dancing also performed! We took the shuttle they provide. It...More

Thank ljd7biker
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Best night ever!!:) The Merry Ploughboy's offer an absolute completely delightful evening! The food was delicious, and the music & Irish dancing were superb! This was one of the highlights of our 12 day trip to Ireland! Don't miss this!!

Thank sfmfnp
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Cathy F
We will be staying on Adelaide Road at Kilronan House B&B. Is there a shuttle pickup location close this location?
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
Hello! On Sunday, June 18th our party of 4 will be staying at the Powerscourt Hotel. We would like to come to your dinner/show that night. Do you offer shuttle service from this location? Thank you so much!
25 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
Where can I purchase two tickets in advance? Thank you.
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