The Duke, Dublin

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Established in 1822.

The Duke has enjoyed a distinguished association with the literary greats of the Irish Nation.

James Stephens, James Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty and Arthur Griffith breezed into the Duke regularly in the early days of the century when they wanted a quiet reflective jar.

In later years, the three great literary musketeers, Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Myles Na gCopoleen experienced a transitory love affair with the premises, although hardly ever at the same time as they were rarely enamoured with eachothers company for too long. As a general rule the presence of one was dictated by the absence of the other two.

Nowadays the organisers of the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl start their historic tour of Dublin at this establishment.

Today the Duke is still renowned for providing the caller with a place of quiet respite to enjoy a peaceful drink or some heartwarming food throughout the day.

Grab a seat indoors, or soak up the city centre atmosphere on our heated smoking terrace. .

Every Wednesday night at 8:30pm we have a great laugh upstairs with The Laughter Lines troupe, brilliant improv comedy show.

To Book : laughterlinesdublin@gmail.com Also Check out

Twitter :@LaughterLines1

Facebook : @LaughterLinesDublin

We show all major sporting events on our large screen in the bar and on televisions located throughout the pub.

We are also the starting point for the world famous Dublin Literary Pub Crawl which happens every evening at 7.30pm in the summer months (Apr - Oct) and from Thursdays to Sundays in the winter (Nov - Mar).

There are also private tours all year round.
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  • We were seated quickly - actually got the last spot. Server was very friendly and fast. Husband had the Beef and Guinness pie which he loved and my Spinach Feta & Broccoli salad was delicious, broccol...  more »
  • My wife and I went on the literary pub crawl that started at The Duke. We showed up early to grab dinner. They have a menu of typical pub fare, but it’s very good with ample portions. The staff are fa...  more »
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