O Neills Bar

 

 

 

 

Situated in the historic heart of Dublin just a stones throw from Temple Bar is O´Neill´s. Around the corner from Trinity College, Grafton Street and the world-famous Molly Malone Statue, it´s the perfect place for a quiet pint, a tasty meal or a lively music session or just to rest your feet for a while. You´ll always be sure of a warm, friendly welcome.

 

If you want to experience an authentic Dublin bar, submerge yourself in O´Neill´s, Dublin pub culture at its finest. O’Neill’s has existed as a licensed premises for 300 years and is renowned for it´s ageless character and numerous alcoves, snugs, nooks and crannies. You can enjoy live traditional Irish Music here 7 nights-a-week, no admission charge.

Here for over 300 years

O’Neill’s has existed as a licensed premises for over 300 years, long before the street on which it was named. But the area of Suffolk Street has over 1000 years played a vital administrative, commercial and cultural role in the formation of Dublin history. In Viking times, this area was in its most powerful position as O’Neill’s is built on the exact location upon which the Norse “Thingmote” or Parliament was located. This Thingmote was an earthen mound which stood about 40 feet high and had a circumference of 240 ft. This mound was used by the Danes as the place where their laws were promulgated. Later King Henry II had a temporary palace built at the mound for his meeting in 1172 with the Irish chiefs. Here he received submissions from several Irish chiefs and entertained them with military displays. Later in Medieval times it served as a place for public entertainment and even executions. In 1681 it was levelled by order of the Chief Justice and the earth was used to raise the level of Naussau Street to prevent flooding. Excavations in Suffolk Street have unearthed weapons from the Norse period which are now in the National Museum of Ireland.

House of Parliament

In eighteenth century Dublin, Suffolk Street was a much sought after commercial and residential area, being in such close proximity to the Houses of Parliament on College Green and to Trinity College and Dublin Castle. In 1716, Robert the 19th. Earl of Kildare resided here before retiring to Leinster House, which was designed by the famous architect Richard Castle who also lived on Suffolk Street. Castle was also responsible for designing the Music Hall in Fishamble Street in addition to undertaking the original drawings to Parliament House on College Green. John Villiers, the Earl of Grandison and John Philpot Curran, the famous lawyer, statesman and father of Sarah Curran (engaged to Robert Emmet).

The section of modern day O’Neill’s pub, which runs into Church lane was in 1792, the site on which “The Press” was printed. This was a Republican newspaper of the original Wolfe Tone definition founded by Arthur O’Connor, who was responsible for directing much support and sympathy towards the United Irishmen in 1798. Some years previously in 1783, William Butler printed the Volunteers Journal or the Irish Herald at the same office.

 

Kit List House Sound System.

2 x cloud Z8-

8 x NAD 12 channell amplifiers.

16 x EV ZX1

32 x Monitor Audio Radius 90

Stage Sound System.

2 x FBT Pro Max 12

1 x Dynacord 12 channell desk

TV System.

1 x 80 inch SHARP LED smart TV

1 x 70 inch SHARP LED smart TV

4 x 60 inch SHARP LED TV

6 x 40 inch LG 3d TV

1 x 42 inch PHILIPS PLASMA

2 x MITZUBISHI XD 600U projectors

1 x 120 inch screen

1 x 100 inch screen

HD Signal to all screens.