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“Great Pub”
Review of Dolan's Pub

Dolan's Pub
Ranked #2 of 53 Nightlife in Limerick
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Owner description: A lively pub where musicians (or musician wannabes) put on impromptu performances over a pint of Guinness. Finalist in Irish Restaurant Association Gastro Pub.Traditional Music every night.Multi award winning Live Music Venues Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation IMRO 2013 Munster Winner Irelands Best Live Music Venues ,Restaurant, Comedy Club and Traditional Irish Music Pub . There’s always something happening in Dolans. We have Irish Traditional music EVERY night A host of international, National and local musicians, singers artists and actors have graced our stages. Our multipurpose venues can cater for Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays and all social occasions. "Dolans is a magical place, a bastion of eclecticism.Three of the best gigs I was ever at were in Dolans;David Gray, Damien Dempsey and Paddy Casey.The raucous You Tube Kings The Rubberbandits call Dolans Home.Literally anyone could be on the bill "-Donal Ryan, Cara In-flight Magazine Dolan’s Pub in Limerick is famous worldwide for its nightly Irish Traditional Music Sessions. We have Free Live Traditional Irish Music sessions in the bar 7 days a week all year round.The music starts at 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Dolans opened the same year as The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at The University of Limerick. We have strong connections with the music students in the University. Bands such as Beoga, Four Winds, Goitse, Moxie and Liadan have played in the sessions, sometimes after playing gigs upstairs or in the Warehouse. Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, The Dunne Family, Karen Hickey, The Daly Family, The Lyons Family, The Clohessy Family, to mention a few, are all regular visitors to the Traditional Irish nights. Whether you are a top class musician or a total beginner, The Monday evening session from 7.30 - 9.15, could be the one for you. It is an open welcoming session, allowing musicians of all levels and ages to join in, sing a song, dance a step, part-take and to simply enjoy playing music, led by multi-award winning musician, Aisling Lyons. During the summer nights, let yourself be entertained in the very laid-back, warm & comfortable, candlelight setting of Dolan’s Bar with some old and new Irish ballads and stories brought to you by singers and musicians . With a vast range of musicians in the area, the content and variety of the sessions are subject to change from one night to the next. So join us at Dolan’s Bar Limerick, Monday to Sunday night, to sit back, have a drink and a few nibbles, relax and enjoy some of the finest musicians and entertainment Limerick city has to offer!
Ankaran, Slovenia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We went to this pub by recomandation. It's a nice nice pub with great live music...it was our first taste of traditional irish pub. Staff is very friendly and the food is good.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Aljosa S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great stuff”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Popped in here for breakfast , friendly cheerful barman gave us a warm welcome even though it was v early indeed , just after 9 am , breakfast was brilliant , warm welcome , top stuff

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Limeri
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great night out!”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I recently took my 85 year Mum to Ireland for a holiday, she wanted to go in a traditional bar and here some real Irish Music. Dolan's ticked all the boxes. It was lively, great music, good food and lots of very friendly people. The owner Mick Dolan couldn't have been nicer. Five muscicians started at later in the evening this had swelled to 11, what a great soiund! I had visited 2 nights earlier to see if it was suitable for my Mum and what a great night I had then. 4 great musicians, friendly clientele, and the night was made by a small hen party, 4 sisters from Oz and 4 from Limerick, they danced and sang and made a great night brilliant!! Thank you.

Visited September 2013
6 Thank David B
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“Ceilidh evening with great atmosphere”
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

Our group had an evening booked here with a five piece traditional Irish band. We had a private room upstairs but the pub was big enough and had another venue, bar and band downstairs. Food was also the traditional Irish meals which were very good. Lots of singing, dancing, wine and singing to some familiar Irish melodies made this a great fun evening.

Visited August 2013
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

After seeing all the reviews on TripAdvisor, my husband and I were very excited to try Dolan's. The pub itself is very cool, and we sat down expecting to be wowed from what we had heard. However, our food was my least favorite of all the places we ate on our week long trip to Ireland. The fish in my order of fish and chips are so covered in beer batter that there was hardly any fish in it. My husband ordered the beef burger and said it was very very dry and didn't finish it. I'm sure the atmosphere is great when there is live music, but we were disappointed with our meals.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Hayley P
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