O'Donoghues on Merrion Row is a small pub at the front but has a large back area
that deceivingly looks like a back alley. It plays host to a trad session at
the weekends and this generates a lively atmosphere and a sing-song. It is open
the regular pub hours throughout the week. The pint is reasonable as are the
prices. The bar is small so it can be difficult to get served if it is packed
and bringing them back to your seat can involve plenty of ducking and diving
to ensure no spillage. The staff are friendly and efficient. Get in early, get
a seat and enjoy a traditional trad session in lively surroundings.
Great place. Only problem is the staff can be very annoying. Fantastic atmosphere outside in the smoking area. Crime that this place does not have a 2.30 licence.
What a place! From the bar to the traditional music to the courtyard out back - superb! Whilst we were there we even had free comedy when one of the local lads fell asleep locked in the loo for 2 hours. Unmissable.
Great Pub with good prices, friendly staff and an outside Beer Garden for smokers. The Beer Garden is covered, heated and comfortable.
I wish they had places like this in NY. My favorite place to drink anywhere. At night, a session is usually going on in the front. The spirits that inhabit this wonderful old pub keep me coming back. Great staff, wonderful pint!
Now this is an old Irish pub. Small and narrow, O'Donoghue's is famous the world over. Popular with both tourists and locals, this could be called a typical Irish pub. A spit-on-the-floor type place. This is the pub where the Dubliners folk group first started many years ago. And you'll still get the odd musical session going on. They've recently added a back bar which is nice and pleasant and totally different from the main bar. Nearly always busy. If it's not tourists, it's the office crowd. Fills up very quickly and don't expect to be sitting down. A bit of music from a session in the corner should be available. A unique example of an old Irish pub. A Dublin institution. Go there and enjoy it.
O'Donohue's pub on Merrion Row is well-known by Dubliners, but not so easy to find. It has maintained its traditional character (including its family name unlike many Irish pubs which have gone down the 'Slug & lettuce' route) and its frontage is famous.O'Donohue's has a lively music session at weekends from about 9pm