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O'Donoghue's Bar

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 660 7194
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Come for the Irish music!

Of course traditional Irish music was on my list for Dublin, but it took us a minute to find it. My... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrienne T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
The best local pub!

We were looking for traditional Irish session music and we found it here. We came back several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacey W
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Dublin's most popular pub, known for its great live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the pub” (31 reviews)
“jam session” (6 reviews)
15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course traditional Irish music was on my list for Dublin, but it took us a minute to find it. My mum and I looked at a few different lists online, and were disappointed to find that most "live music" in the center of the...More

Thank Adrienne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for traditional Irish session music and we found it here. We came back several times during our trip and really enjoyed the music. The locals even sang Happy Birthday to me and our favorite Irish songs. Really loved this place!

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to enjoy the music, the Guinness and it certainly didn't disappoint, great place, very friendly, our favourite bar by far.

Thank 187048WhoamI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this pub probably is one of the best places if you wanna feel yourself in Ireland - it looks traditional, it sounds traditional, it even smells traditional.

Thank luizacerioli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

O'Donoghue's is by far my favorite bar. The bartenders are super friendly and funny. The live music is just great and you feel like you're in a movie scene. When I went there with my friend I couldn't stop smiling because of the atmosphere and...More

Thank b_fiorella_f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had my first Guinness in this pub! I came here to enjoy drink and music, but unfortunately I didn't hear any live music (Wednesday night), maybe I was in the wrong section but I still loved the atmosphere, full up and buzzing. Can be a...More

Thank grossirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Thursday night and was treated to impromptu live music with traditional Irish sounds like a tin whistle, guitar, bottom accordion and a goat skin drum. Guinness flows nicely and it’s a popular spot for locals.

Thank Njp007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for a quick Guinness after visiting the little museum on St Stephen's Green and ended up staying longer than we intended! Sunday afternoon the courtyard bar was covered and warm (yes in December!) and there were a group of great musicians playing traditional...More

Thank dcockrill
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was our last stop before leaving for the airport. The bar is quite small but there was plenty of room inside. We sat right at the back and had some sports showing on TV. There were leftover dishes on the table next to us...More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

What a great traditional bar. We just love the Cosy atmosphere Hard to find these days. Lovely bunch of musicians all pull together to provide a great sing sing. My husband says the pint is good too !

Thank Eileen F
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me right Temple Bar area is near the Molly Mcguire statue. There are many O'Donoghue's bars. The one I went to was one suggested to me. I do not think temple bar area is close to the O Donoghues I went to. I... More
Michaell T
4 July 2017|
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Response from Kmemme | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh love a good G & T I did not see food there either. I think there are nibbly things. Great atmosphere and lots of fun. I tried red breast whiskey .. and it was amazing Sorry I did not get your email sooner
23 June 2017|
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Response from Fiona S | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know but I presume it depends on the participants. It's a casual affair.,people just turn up and jam!