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John Benny's Pub

Both of us ( John Benny and Éilís) are musical and have met most of our friends through music, and continue to do so. We encourage guests to have a go at a song or a tune, so, though we ...

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The White House Bar & Restaurant

In this stunningly refurbished venue, we pride ourselves in offering great food, great drink and great service. We serve Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Looking for a coffee and scone? You’ll find our coffee and freshly home baked ...

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The Bleeding Horse

Our Entertainment Thursday - The Band Of Moonlight Love live music every Thursday ... 10pm - late Funky Feel Good Fridays Friday & Saturday - G.I.R. (Glamorous Indie Rock) we play an eclectic mix of indie, rock, electro pop, 80's (good 80's), britpop, ...

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The Long Hall Pub

‘A Delight to the Senses’ Linger awhile and study your surroundings here! Observe how the fabulous Victorian fittings are sumptuously carved and notice how the counter is dressed with brass trim. View how the pub is punctuated by exquisite partitions off ...

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Albert Lynch's Pub

THE BUILDING HOUSING ALBERT LYNCH' S was originally part of a Church of Ireland school for the Cloyne diocese. After the diocesan college closed, local landlord Sir Denham J. Norreys of Mallow Castle bought the buiding and then leased it to ...

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Kytelers Inn Kilkenny

With a history dating back to 1263, Kytelers Inn, in the heart of the Mediaeval City of Kilkenny, combines a rich heritage with 21st century amenities and service. Since it was first established by the notorious Dame Alice de Kyteler in ...

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Hole In The Wall Pub

The Hole in the Wall is named after a tradition which existed here for around 100 years, which is the practice of serving drinks through a hole in the wall. British soldiers who were forbidden to leave the Phoenix Park ...

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The Duke Pub

The Duke Pub

Try a mid morning walk around St Stephens Green, and then go shopping on Grafton Street. Then it's time to relax in the wonderful surroundings of the Duke Pub on Duke Street where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch and ...

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The Brian Boru Pub.

The Brian Boru Pub.

TAKE A TRIP TO THE WONDERFUL BOTANIC GARDENS IN GLASNEVIN, OR VISIT THE HISTORICAL GLASNEVIN CEMETRY. Then relax in the wonderful surrounds of the BRIAN BORU PUB . The Brian Boru has an excellent reputation for top class food and drink.  

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Kate Kearneys Cottage

Kate Kearneys Cottage

Take one of the most beautiful drives of your life from Killarney through the gap of Dunloe . Then Make sure to stop off at Kate Kearneys for a great traditional Lunch 

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Gibneys of Malahide

Gibneys of Malahide

Are you looking for a great Village to visit while staying in Dublin? Then go to Malahide and pop into Gibneys for a fantastic atmosphere day or night. Sure you might as well have a pint!!!

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The Ferryman Inn

The Ferryman Inn

Have you had a long day in the Convention Centre. Then pop across the bridge and have a relaxing pint in the Ferryman Pub

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Neary’s

Neary's is a UNESCO City of Literature Bar located in Dublin City Centre. The connection to acting and the literary community date's back to 1871 when the Gaiety theatre opened. The stage door to the Gaiety theatre is located opposite the rear entrance to Nearys.
Famous patrons over the years include Maureen Potter, Jimmy O Dea, Flann O Brien and Ronnie Drew to name but a few. Nearys is one of a small number of bars with no television or music, where conversationis a valued commodity.

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The street on which Neary’s is located, Chatham Street, dates back to 1773 and appears unnamed and practically a cul-de sac on that years edition of Rocque’s Plan of Dublin.

While in the same year it is shown as part of the Dublin Corporation Estate, a section called Flint’s Croft on a manuscript plan in the famous Longfield map collection now held in the National Library.

Chatham Street dates from 1785, and named after the Earl of Chatham according to Dublin Street Names, it recalls William Pitt Elder, (afterwards Earl of Chatham) who collapsed in the middle of a speech in Parliament opposing any recognition of the “revolting American colonists”. Records from the General Valuation of Ireland’s City of Dublin identify the property as a house & shop in 1853 and owned by the Casserly family, it is thought the property traded as Casserly Tavern up to 1887.

The name Neary can be traced back to 1887 when Thomas Neary was the proprietor and the name has stayed with the bar ever since. Nearly all original features remain in Neary’s including the 2 lamp brackets that decorate the frontage of Neary’s and are fine pieces of craftsmanship, and among the last of their kind in Dublin. Inside there are 4 gas lamps that are still in working condition, and some the last working indoor gas lamps in Ireland. Also still in working order is the dumbwaiter powered by a Wadsworth of Bolton’s motor which has been humming up and down the building since 1957.

The visitor will always be drawn to Neary’s pub by the beautiful cast-iron arms holding up two lanterns outside the main entrance. This late- Victorian pub is a great place to meet people for a quiet drink. The rear of the bar backs onto the stage door of the Victorian Gaiety Theatre, and so Neary s is often thick on the ground with thespians and prominent figures from the entertainment business.

Place them beside the weary Grafton Street shopper and you will get a feel for the type of clientele that frequent this beautiful bar. In the 1860s, the pub was known as Casserleys Tavern.

When Leo Neary took over, he attracted many supporters of racing and hunting. Across the laneway, The Gaiety Theatre has played host to many fine opera companies from around the world, and Dubliners still go there for the annual Christmas Panto.

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Monday - Thursday 10:30am 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday 10:30 am 12:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm 11:00 pm

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