Ryan’s Pub of Parkgate Street


After visiting Arbour Hill Cemetery, we went for a drink in Ryan’s pub of Parkgate street, it’s a really old Victorian pub, established in 1886.  It has a lovely old ornate wooden bar and old vintage tall lamps on the bar.


There are two private booths or Snugs on either side of the bar, these would have been where women would have drunk, out of sight of the men.

Ornate wooden bar in Ryan's pub
Ornate wooden bar in Ryan’s pub


As the pub is now owned by F.X. Buckley, a butcher, there are some nice old photos going up the stairs of butchers and butchers shops around Dublin.


Ryan's pub near the entrance to Phoenix Park
Ryan’s pub near the entrance to Phoenix Park

Sky sports, soccer played on two large TV’s but they don’t take over the bar. Nice mix of a crowd, locals and tourists.



How to get to Ryan’s Pub

Take the Luas Red line from the city centre, then get off at the Museum stop.

Then walk parallel along the river Liffey, walk past the Aishling Hotel and about 300 metres from there you will see Ryan’s pub on the right-hand side of Parkgate street.

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