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Dolans Pub is one of Limericks best loved traditional Irish pubs and seafood restaurants situated on the dockland of Limerick City.

Our award-winning venue is synonymous across the world for its charm, Irish hospitality and incredible atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on our 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!

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"We pride ourselves on our 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.

Our story

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 St Patrick’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!

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"In March 2004 we opened the Upstairs Venue, a smaller and more intimate space.

It has played host to weddings, christenings, funerals, birthdays (various milestones!), The Limerick Jazz Society gigs and The Munster Supporters Club’s legendary shindigs.

Most recently we added the Kasbah Social to our venue list".

We have been very lucky and happy in Limerick and are grateful to all the musicians and listeners who have supported us for over two decades in the hospitality and music business.

What they say about us

"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 has turned a quayside pub into a live-music institution"  

Niall Byrne. The Irish Times Nov 11th 2015


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

Tommy Tiernan 

"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


"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 - Broadcaster & Economist  


Dolans is a magical place, a bastion of eclecticism.Three of the best gigs I was ever at were in Dolans. The raucous You Tube Kings The Rubberbandits call Dolans home.Literally anyone could be on the bill

Donal Ryan  - Booker Prize award-winning author

Mick Dolan talks about Dolans


Winner Bar of The Year, Peoples Choice Munster 2018

Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience in the World 2017

Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (Ireland) 2017

Winner Irish Pubs Best Music Pub Southwest 2017

Winner Best Music Venue Pure M Magazine 2017

Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue

IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Award 2014

Hot Press Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation

IMRO 2013 Munster Winner

Finalist in Irish Restaurant Association Gastro Pub 2015

2018 Mayor Reception recognising Dolan's contribution to music industry and arts in Limerick