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7 Most Haunted Dublin Pubs

The most haunted Dublin pubs to visit

Because it is that time of the year, ‘Halloween’, fancy dress & parties we at Dublinevents decided to bring you our list of Dublin’s Most Haunted Pubs.

Brazen Head

Brazen Head Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Brazen Pub

The origin of The Brazen Head can be traced back to a coach house established in 1198, however it’s unsure how much of that original structure remains in place today.

Brazen Head Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Robert Emmet’s Execution

During the rebellion in 1803, Rebel leader Robert Emmett is said to have used the Brazen Head for meetings until he was executed in 1803. Many believes that his ghost is said to remain, still on the look out for enemies.

The Bull and Castle

Bull & Castle Inn Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Bull & Castle

The Bull and Castle, located in Lord Edward St Dublin (Formerly known as the Castle Inn), houses the ghost of poet James Clarence Mangan.

James Clarence Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: James Clarence Mangan, The poet James Clarence Mangan

Many visitors state that they experienced an unexpected, sudden drops of temperature inside. It is believed to be the presence of poet James Clarence Mangan, who was born at the site in 1803.

The Lord Edward

The Lord Edward Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Lord Edward Pub in Dublin

The Lord Edward in Christchurch Place, is one of Dublin’s oldest pub. The pub itself is named after Lord Edward Fitzgerald, who was the 5th son of the Duke of Leinster. Lord Edward Fitzgerald helped plan the Abortive Rebellion of 1798 in Dublin against the Crown. Lord Edward was arrested in his hiding place in nearby Thomas Street, prior to the rebellion.

The Lord Edward Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Lord Edward Arrests

In resisting of the arrest he was severely wounded, and later died of his wounds in Newgate Jail on the North side of the river Liffey. He was aged thirty-five at that time. His remains was buried in St. Werburgh’s Church across the road from the pub entrance. Many believed that his silhouette is seen around the pub still keeping a watchful eye.

The Portobello

Portobello Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: The Portobello Pub

The Bridge near Portobello in South Richmond Street Rathmines, is believed to be haunted by a hostile ghost of a lock-keeper, who drowned himself near the bridge after being sacked for drunkenness. The ghost was blamed for the deaths of a number of passengers on a horse-drawn bus which toppled into the canal on the 6th of April 1861. Many witnesses said that it takes the form of a blinding light which causes disorientation, resulting in them falling into the waters below and some died from drowning.

Darkey Kelly’s Pub

Darkey Kelly Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Darkey Kelly’s Pub

The Darkey Kelly’s Pub in Fishamble Street was named after Darkey Kelly known for the woman who was burned at the stake for witchcraft after she accused the notorious Sheriff of Dublin Simon Luttrell of fathering her baby. But In fact, she was executed in 1746 for the murders of at least five men whose bodies were found hidden in a brothel she owned in Dublin.

Darkey Kelly Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: Darkey Kelly’s Execution

Many visitors believe that her presence still lurks around the Darkey Kelly’s Pub. People complained of the feeling being watched, others hears loud noises and unexplained movements.

Davy Byrnes

Davy Byrnes Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: James Joyce & Davy Byrnes Pub

Davy Byrne’s Pub on South Anne’s Street is one of the oldest Pub in Dublin & it’s origin can be traced back to the 25th March, 1722. The Pub was heavily featured and made famous in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses and was also favorite of the man himself. People have claimed to see James Joyce reflection in the mirror on the main lounge of the bar.

John Kavanagh “Gravediggers”

Davy Byrnes Dublin's Most Haunted Pubs
Source: John Kavanagh’s “Gravediggers” Pub

Kavanagh’s Pub is probably the most scariest pub as it is close to the Glasnevin cemetery. The pub dating back to 1833 is named after its former landlord, John Kavanagh. The pub is commonly known to locals as the “Gravediggers”, due to its close location to the Prospect Cemetery. The pub is also famous for its resident ghost, an old man dressed in an old-fashioned tweed. Many have claimed that this old man is seen sitting at the bar and then all of sudden disappearing without a trace.

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5 events in Dublin this weekend

Zumba dance expo

Join in on this special Zumba dance event as volunteers are being sought to break the Guinness World record dancing for largest Zubma class in an effort to raise funds for cancer charities. The event takes place at RDS Simmones Court, Ballsbridge

Idina Menzel

A beautiful voice and a hard name to pronounce(If your John Travolta) Menzel will appear at the Bord Gais theatre and tickets are on sale now.

The Bodyguard

The classic 90′s movie gets the musical treatment and comes to Ireland’s Bord Gais theatre. Be prepared for glasses to shatter when that high note is reached!

Dara O Briain

Cerebral comedian Dara o Briain return home for a series of gigs starting this weekend at Vicar St, Dublin.

The Go! Team

Brighton six piece and indie darlings The Go! Team set there sites on Whelans this weekend.

Top 5 events in Dublin this weekend

Taste of Dublin

Taste of Dublin is a stunning celebration of Dublin’s unique and progressive dining scene. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing you to create your dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.

Rory Gallagher Anniversary Concert

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the Irish blues legend a special concert will take place in Vicars St Dublin featuring award-winning blues guitarist Dave McHugh and his band who will recreate some of Rory’s most rousing riffs.

Television @ the academy

Legendary 80′s indie rockers Television play an intimate gig at Dublin’s The Academy this Friday June 12th. Tickets are still available and cost 32 euro.

Carousel Broadway Musical Live

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One of the greatest musical works of the 20th century, Carousel was composed by one of Broadway?s most successful and enduring partnerships, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is coming to Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre this weeekend.

Brazil Day 2015

Ireland’s biggest and best Brazilian Party is back! Dublin’s 4th edition of Brazil Day in Dtwo will once again showcase the best of all things Brazilian in Ireland! It is the one day of the year all the community joins together.