6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day

The last few years we’ve headed into town early to watch the St Patrick’s Day parade and then met up with some friends and visited a few pubs for drinks.  These are some of our favourite pubs in Dublin City centre.   Hogans Bar Hogans recently was mentioned on a guide to Dublin, we’ve been going here since 2004, it gets a nice crowd and has … Continue reading 6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day

The Library Bar

This bar is well and truly hidden within The Central Hotel, which is located on Exchequer Street in Dublin 2. Usually hotel bars are located on the ground floor, within sight as you walk in the front door of the hotel. However, this little gem is pass reception, up two flights of stairs and to your left. The bar is spread over three rooms and … Continue reading The Library Bar

Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // Located on Wicklow Street, Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop is not the type of bar you would expect to find just off Grafton Street, Dublin’s busiest shopping street, and Brown Thomas as neighbours. Mary’s Bar is designed in the style of a traditional Irish pub from circa the 1970’s – the attention to detail is staggering – from the old style lino flooring to … Continue reading Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop

Oktoberfest Dublin

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // I went along to Oktoberfest in George’s Dock in the IFSC on Friday evening after work with a few work colleagues. I’ve never been to it in Dublin before so I was looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about. I arrived there at 5.30 so I was there nice and early, before the queues (which tend to get ridiculous later … Continue reading Oktoberfest Dublin

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 drank, out … Continue reading Ryan’s Pub of Parkgate Street