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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Welcome to Grogans – a local pub in the heart of the city. A warm and friendly atmosphere that you would expect from your local, but with the lively buzz and intensity of an authentic Dublin city pub.
Grogan’s is a permanent anchor in Dublin’s city centre, unshakeable in the face of constant change. Established in 1899, it has held its position as a refuge for the literary and the lost since the 1970s when its then-new owners proudly seduced the city’s best-known writers and artists.
It was the first pub in Dublin I visited 20 years ago and every time I step through its doors I get a rush of the youthful energy that brought me to the capital in the first place. It hasn’t changed much since and that’s its charm.
It’s a place to become someone: a writer, a painter, a talker. If you can get a table in the lounge on any night of the week hold on to it – you’ve got a seat in one of the hippest spots in town. Young and old mingle easily here without distraction, heads turned only by the art on its walls.
The bar staff are old-school: courteous, welcoming and wholly professional. They know everyone worth knowing by name and are as happy to serve you a pot of tea as a pint of plain.
Grogan’s managed to outrun the Celtic Tiger, unlike many of its contemporaries, and it celebrates that by being a real home to many wonderful people. Treat it with the respect that that deserves and you’ll find yourself spending many great nights and days within its ageing wood-panelled walls, resting your feet on its blue-patterned carpet, reflecting on life below the stained glass on its walls.
There’s no music, no television, no nonsense. It’s a place to return to in search of yourself. Who knows, one day they may even greet you by name and then you’ll know you’ve finally arrived.