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Dolan's Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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3/4 Dock Road | Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 314 483
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09:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 11:30
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful food with a good selection , great value menu for students. Good selection of alcohol on offer, great atmosphere

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Thank abigailfallx
Mick D, Owner at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thanks Abigail for the lovely review. Delighted you are enjoying Dolans. Really appreciate your review More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last month I visited Limerick for the first time and it was amazing! After a win for Munster in the Rugby and some dinner we went to Dolan's Pub for a drink - it was great! The atmosphere was perfect and there was even a live band playing Irish music in a booth in the corner of the pub -... More 

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Thank HannahPine
Mick D, Owner at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Hi Hannah. I am absolutely delighted with your review. Thank you so much for taking the time for sharing it with us. Another great win for Munster yesterday! More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular with the Munster rugby crowd, this gets busy later in the evening. We ate about 6 pm and had choice of tables, but later it was busy. Very good food of the hearty meaty variety, with portions to keep the front row happy (could have done with some of the lads to help me eat my chips!) Attentive and... More 

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Thank Christine S
Mick D, Owner at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thank You Christine for the fantastic review. We have a big match on in Limerick today and hope to meet lots of Munster and Osprey fans. Delighted you enjoyed your time in Dolans More 

Florida
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141 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub down the street from the Clayton hotel, about 7 minute walk. It was not to busy when we got there. The seem to have live music on a very regular basis. Fairly traditional Irish menu. The mussels, although small were fantastic, the rest was good. Good place to go to after a long travel day.

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Thank dooandherb
Mick D, Owner at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Dooandherb for your very kind words. Hope you had a lovely stay in Limerick and Dolans. Have a good trip and hope to see you back in the near future x Mick More 

Watertown, Connecticut
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95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not familiar with the area with this being only my second visit to Limerick since 1987. But of the few places I visited on my quick stop in town, Dolan's was my favorite. It was a quiet Sunday night, Super Bowl Sunday no less! We just stopped for a few pints and we're very happy to find some local... More 

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Thank Durge
Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We would be delighted to see you back in Dolan's in Limerick. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We drank here one night and then ate there on the second night. Very very friendly staff and we had a good banter with them. I can recommend the black pudding stuffed sausages with onion gravy. Delicious. There was live music too and the atmosphere was lovely.

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Thank Suer040153
Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time in Dolans. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Cork
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226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Dolans many thanks NES over the last few years and it's one of the top music venues in Ireland. There is often trad music in the front bar. Most bands touring in Ireland include Dolans. The food is always of a high quality.

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Thank ConorFi
Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Conor. Hope you had a great time in Dolans More 

Limerick, Ireland
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Decided to dine in the pub before attending a gig in the warehouse. As it was pre gig it was rather busy but was allocated beside the act I was there to see which was nice. The food was not fancy but quite tasty. The only complaint is that the service was not up to scratch due to insufficient waiting... More 

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Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Sorry you had to wait so long. Hope you have a better time next time. Thank you for reviewing us and hope to see you soon More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not impressive looking from the outside, but inside it was charming, and a place not to miss! They had live, authentic Irish music, but not too loud that we couldn't talk to each other. The Guiness was smooth and creamy, and the food was absolutely delicious. We had Bangars and Mash, and Irish Stew, which were hot, fresh, and really... More 

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Thank travelfamily503
Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Delighted you had a good time in Dolans. We are painting the front of the pub next week so I hope you will like it when you return More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A great rugby pub with well kept beers and cracking food and one of the best live music venues in Limerick.

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Thank MunsterBabs
Mick D, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this review

Thank You for the kind words MunsterBabs. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 11:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/4 Dock Road | Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick
  • Phone Number: +353 61 314 483
Description
Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue
IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014
HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation
IMRO 2013 Munster Winner

Irelands Best Live Music Venues ,Restaurant, Comedy Club and Traditional Irish Music Pub .
There’s always something happening in Dolans. We have Irish Traditional music EVERY night A host of international, National and local musicians, singers artists and actors have graced our stages.
See EVENTS for details of upcoming gigs, shows and events
Our multipurpose venues can cater for Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays and all social occasions.
"Dolans is a magical place, a bastion of eclecticism.Three of the best gigs I was ever at were in Dolans;David Gray, Damien Dempsey and Paddy Casey.The raucous You Tube Kings The Rubberbandits call Dolans Home.Literally anyone could be on the bill "-Donal Ryan, Cara In-flight Magazine
Dolan’s Pub in Limerick is famous worldwide for its nightly Irish Traditional Music Sessions. We have Free Live Traditional Irish Music sessions in the bar 7 days a week all year round.The music starts at 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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