Award Winning Music Venue
Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (World)Winner 2017
Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (Ireland) Winner 2017
Irish Pub Best Venue SW 2017
Winner Pure M Best Venue Award 2017
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
Dolans is a Traditional Irish Pub located on the Dock Road in Limerick with Live Irish music every night. We have a Restaurant and three Live Music Venues (The Warehouse, Upstairs at Dolans and the Kasbah Social Club). We cater for groups of all shapes and sizes in our purpose built venues.
Dolans pub is the hub of the complex, a traditional Irish bar with Irish music seven nights a week all year round. It has become a cultural attraction and this year received the IMRO award for best Live Music venue in Ireland. The bar is open 12pm daily for lunch and 10am on weekends and public holidays for breakfast.
The two twin venues the Upstairs and the newly built Kasbah social club hold host to a variety of different acts and events. From Rock, pop, acoustic to private parties these two fully purposed venues have a state of the art sound system and two private smoking areas to act as standalone spaces.
Dolans Warehouse reputation is universal. Tourists from all over the world regularly visit to photograph the venue that has played host to such legends as Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore, and Ian Brown. In recent years Dolans has hosted concerts for important new acts as Kasabian, Mumford and Sons, Franz Ferdinand, Hozier, Snow Patrol, The Editors and Bell X1.It is a venue that musicians from all over the world consistently request to perform in and return to.
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History of Dolan's
In December 1994, Mick and Valerie moved into Dolans with their two children Neil and Sarah. 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) great 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. 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. Long may it continue.
A team of experienced music bookers and promoters programme a schedule of live music seven nights a week, incorporating all genres from rock, indie and electronic to traditional, folk, country and roots music. This diversity attracts music fans from all walks of life – students, media professionals, and veteran music fanatics.
Today Dolans is comprised of three venues, two outdoor areas, a Traditional Irish Pub and a Restaurant. We have music every night in the bar 7 nights a week and serve early morning breakfasts on Saturdays, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Our venues have played host for many National and International acts including Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand, Sharon Shannon, Snow Patrol, Duffy and Imelda May.
We continue to bring the very best of music to Limerick and the Mid-west region and hope to welcome you here soon.