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in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

Exterior of O'Donoghue's pub, Merrion Row

©AnneMarie McCarthy/Lonely Planet

The pub where traditional music stalwarts The Dubliners made their name in the 1960s still hosts live music nightly, but the crowds would gather anyway – for the excellent pints and superb ambience, in the old bar or the covered coach yard next to it.