The Pubs

See below for all posts on the pubs we’ve chronicled to date.
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Hanlon’s: Hanlon’s Corner

Recently we were pinting of a weekend in Stoneybatter and took in Hanlon’s (amongst others). We arrived mid-afternoon, still a touch tender from the previous night’s shenanigans.   We settled in the bar which ticked all the proverbial…

The Swan: Aungier St.

It was one of them poxy November evenings where the depression onset from daylight savings' early darkness had begun to set in. The rain was pissing out of the heavens and train was rammed. A pint was in order. As I drew closer to town I fumbled…

McDaids: Harry St.

A stone’s throw away from the relentless footfall of shoppers and buskers alike, beyond the haze of pollen that recedes to reveal the bronzed likeness of a rockstar smiling there sits a pub which purports itself to be established in 1779.…

The Celt: Talbot St.

The Celt is an odd one, although it’s not to the best of the author’s knowledge advertised, marketed or described as a tourist bar it somehow is. Now, when we say tourist bar we’re not in this instance likening it to some of the purveyors…

Bar Rua: Clarerndon Street.

Bar Rua is a fairly uniquely faceted bar. Its modern architectural form stands out amidst its comparatively mundane neighbours and beckons curious visitors to pass its threshold. We found its interior to be well put together, the lines are…

The Black Sheep: Capel St.

There was a while after this pub opened when people would inquire after us as to whether we had been in The Black Sheep. Coyly we'd respond that we had, not before blaming our attendance there on the fatal combination of excessive pints and…