This traditional music bar claim’s to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians – The Merry Ploughboys. It is located in a scenic location near Rathfarnham on the Dublin Mountains. It was firstly operated as an unlicensed ‘shebeen’ and later a ‘bone fide’ Public House, meaning it was licenced to remain open after normal pub hours to serve travellers more than 3 miles from home. A short distance from the pub are a number of excellent walking routes including Marlay Park, Cruagh Wood, Pine Forest and the infamous Hellfire Club.

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