The Swan Bar, Dublin

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The Swan was establised in 1661 and was called ye old sign of the white swan. At the time the ale house was situated at the gates of the old Dublin city. The ale house was one of one thousand in or around the city which had a population of 50,000 people. The present bar dates from 1897 and is only one of twelve remaining intact orginal victorian bars in Dublin. The bar has many distinguising features like a cash desk, solid scottish granite bar counter, original copper alloy pouring taps, ornate hand carved teak bar back, mounted barrels for pouring spirits and a mosiac floor. The building has played its part in Irish history and was used in the 1916 rebellion as a signally post, was centrally located in the middle of the Dublin Dardenelles during the War Of Independence and was occuppied during the Civil War by the Anti Treaty forces. The building housed a hotel until 1924. The Lynch Family bought the pub in 1937 and this year celebrate 75 years in business. Sean Lynch a son of the original owners, played rugby for Leinster, Ireland and The British and Irish Lions and has on display his collection of international Jerseys and rugby memorabillia. Including in the display are a Hall of Fame award, signed presented jerseys and a bust of Sean. Please come an visit us.
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  • We’ve been going to the Swan in the evenings for years, and only stumbled upon it as a lunch venue recently. It does exactly what we look for in a pub at lunchtime .. soup and sandwiches (toasted if r...  more »
  • Popped into Swan Bar late saturday evening and glad i did. This pub has such a great atmosphere, full of history, what a treasure. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, will definately return.  more »
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