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Dolans Pub one of the best pubs in Limerick.

Dolans Pub Limerick

Dolans Pub is one of Limericks best loved traditional Irish pubs and seafood restaurants situated on the dockland of Limerick City. Dolans is synonymous in Limerick and beyond for its charm, Irish hospitality, incredible atmosphere, great pint, delicious food and Irish music & dancing sessions.

Traditional music sessions kick off in the bar every evening and all are welcome to join in!

Opening Hours

Dolans opens at 12pm weekdays, 9am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays.

We serve Breakfast at the weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays. Call in for a creamy pint or a bite to eat and stay for our Live Music which happens nightly from 9pm (Sat/Sun 9.30)

Last orders for the Kitchen is at 10pm.

The Dolans 

Mick and Valerie Dolan proprieters of Dolans Pub, Restaurant and Music Venu Limerick

In December 1994, Mick and Valerie moved into Dolan’s on the Dock Rd in Limerick They wanted a pub with Traditional Irish Music every night so that anyone who wanted to listen or play in a session could do so any night of the week all year round.

The response from local musicians was fantastic and by Paddy’s Day 1995 the place was hopping. The acoustic sessions were (and still are) a great success and they decided to open a bigger venue to accommodate national and international acts thus the Warehouse was opened in 1998.  

The list of artists who have graced the stage speaks for itself. The Warehouse introduced Mick and Val to different musical genres – rock, comedy, jazz, blues, country, classical and of course all the other stuff that doesn’t lend itself to classification! In March 2004 they opened the Upstairs Venue. This venue is smaller and more intimate. It has played host to weddings, christenings, funerals, birthdays (various milestones!), The Limerick Jazz Society gigs and The Munster Supporters Club’s legendary shindigs.

Last year they opened the Kasbah Social on 5 Dock Road. The Dolans have been very lucky and happy in Limerick and are grateful to all the musicians and listeners who have supported them over the years. This year they celebrate 21 years in the music business.

Dolan Family receiving the Imro venue of the year award 2015

Awards

Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue

IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014

HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 SpecialCommendation

IMRO 2013 Munster Winner

Finalist in Irish Restaurant Association Gastro Pub 2015.

Reviews

 

Reviews

''Dolans Has Everything''

A perfect establishment which offers a cosy pub, stage venues and a great club. I have been here several times, as a customer and even as a performer and the treatment and service was exemplary. I couldn't flaw the pub if I had to.

Gary B. 22nd June 2016.


"Irish Stew and Music!"  

gin142 - 20th June 2016

 

We were served with helpfulness and conviviality by a witty young waiter who also took us on a tour of the establishment after our lovely meal.

"Mick Dolan, owner of Dolan's in Limerick, on turned a quayside pub into a live-music institution"  

Niall Byrne. The Irish Times Nov 11th 2015

 

But for real craic (fun), good Irish music and a pint of ­Guinness, the place to head in the evening is Dolan’s on Dock Road, owned by Valerie and Mick Dolan since 1994. They host traditional music in the bar every night and whoever turns up can play. Out the back there are two large live music venues for big names and bigger...

The Australian.com -24th Nov 2014

 

Dolans is the best little rock and roll venue in the world...

Tommy Tiernan - 23rd Apr 2014

 

the hopping Dolans Warehouse. It is a brilliant venue – as good as any in the country – which every month plays host to dozens of musicians, comedians and the odd travelling economist,...

David McWilliams Economist Broadcaster -16th Apr 2014

 

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...

Donal Ryan Award winning author (Booker Prize)

 

Love this pub, if your looking for a memorable night dolans is the place great staff, great banter and great music it has a friendly fun atmosphere, never a dull night even on a school...

Lesley Haugh - 29th Nov 2013

 

Great selection of drinks and whiskey.Delightful service ....which has so far been all of Ireland.Ordered:Mussels: ok,fresh but the broth base is more creamy Fish and Chips ... Perfect bar food.  Couldn't change it one bit!Irish Stew.... Absolutely delicious! Hearty ... Could tell brewing for a bit as potatoes were dissolved Toffee Cheesecake ... Favorite part of meal.  Totally different from the cheesecake in the States, very light, almost like a firm pudding consistency with hints of toffee. Top off meal with Connemara Whiskey Live Irish Music.... Plays around 9, but plan to be flexible with time.  May start  late if a game is playing in the...

Esta Texas - 29th Nov 2013

 

 Lovely pub   It's not far off the main area but the appearance of the street there leads you to feel off track. Food is wonderful.  We enjoyed the garlic mussels appetizer, the chicken curry, the bacon pesto pasta and the Irish stew. Atmosphere is cozy without that forced decorated feel.   Love the candles on the table and the fire.   Good...

SW Addison Ill USA - 14th Nov 2013

 

 

13/9/2013 Local musicians made the night at this friendly place! The local patrons showed us epic hospitality! Thank you Limerick ! Long live the Defense Force too! ESP...

Teofilia R San AntonioTX USA - 13th Aug 2013

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Ranked #2 of 17 nightlife in Limerick 25 reviews “Great Pub” 25/10/2013 “Great stuff” 14/10/2013 Category: Bar/ Clubs A lively pub where musicians (or musician wannabes) put on impromptu performances over a pint of...

Trip advisor - 20th Nov 2013

 

“Great Pub”   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...

S. Horgan Nth York - 25th Oct 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...

PW Addison -14th Oct 2013

 

We had a couple pints of Guiness and heard some outstanding music, both traditional and otherwise, including a young guy who played Flamenco/Latin music on a regular standing harp (not kidding!). Excellent + fun...

PA Nolan London - 2nd Dec 2012

 

Great for night out and fantastic food :D...

Ciara O'Connell woz Murphy -12th Nov 2013