Sláinte. Listed in no particular order ...
1. The Cobblestone in Smithfield. 77 King Street North, Dublin 7
2. O'Donoghues Bar 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
3. The Brazen Head - Dating back to 1198, officially Ireland's oldest pub. Located at 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin. Meals available. For those wanting a bit of auld Ireland, they have "Food, Folkflore and Fairies" ~ Story telling by a gifted Irishman while you eat your dinner. Tales of long ago.
4. O'Shea's Merchant 12 Bridge Street Lower Dublin 8.
Just a few minutes from Dublin's Temple Bar, O'Shea's Merchant is known for its live Irish Music, Traditional Irish Set Dancing and it's unique atmosphere. Meals available.
5. The Porterhouse - 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Opened in 1996, The Porterhouse is Dublin's first pub brewery. Meals available.
6. Confession Box on Marlborough, Dublin 1. Close to O'Connell Street
7. Oliver St. John Gogarty. In the Temple Bar area - 18 Anglesea Street Dublin.
Named after the Irish poet Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty, this foine establishment is also a hostel with dorms and self-contained apartments above the bar. They have live Irish Trad and ballads from 1:00PM daily. Meals available.
8. Arlington Hotel 23-25 Bachelors Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin 1.
They have Celtic Nights and and Irish Dancing Show (Bookings taken) Meals available.
9. The Celt is at 81-82 Talbot Street, North City Centre, Dublin 1. The Celt Bar is a traditional Irish pub and is attached to the Celtic Lodge. I am told they have " ***decent Irish food*** "
Check out the menu HERE.
10. Lanigan's is part of the Clifton Court Hotel at 11 Eden Quay. "Situated in the heart of the City Centre, Lanigan's is an authentic Irish Pub with a cosy atmosphere, and great hospitality. Frequented by both Cast and Crew from the nearby Abbey Theatre, you will feel like you have step back in time." Meals available.
11. The Old Stand at 37 Exchequer St, Dublin. The Old Stand has a traditional link with Dublin's Rugby fraternity and popular place for people to watch rugby matches. Michael Collins was a frequent visitor and often met his friends here for informal meetings. Meals available
12. Davy Byrnes of 21 Duke Street, a literary pub with quirky decor. Famous for its patronage by many Irish literary greats - James Joyce among others, this was another haunt of Michael Collins. Meals available. Coffee and tea cheaper here.