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We're absolutely devastated to let you know that The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard will close its doors for good in October.

The beloved pub posted to their website as well as their Instagram and Twitter accounts to announce the end of their Bernard Shaw adventure, and we'd be lying if we said we didn't shed a tear.

"At the end of October 2019 we will close the Shaw, Eatyard, all organisational, art and performance spaces and everything else in the building and yards – for good. We've tried really hard over the last few months to renew the lease, stay on longer, or buy the place. A lot of things didn't go our way over the last 12 months either, but it's out of our hands now unfortunately."

They continued; "We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was part of this 13-year adventure. Our landlord, our neighbours & the council were by and large all brilliant and very helpful & supportive.

"The artists, makers, designers, bands, DJs, promoters, hustlers and lunatics who did their thing at the Shaw – we couldn't have done it without you. We have had amazing, loyal customers, many who came, and left, and came back again over those 13 years as life got in the way while we were busy making plans and being busy fools."

They made sure to thank their crew;

"Past and present we have had incredible people work with us. Everything we do is about people…. their ideas, trying things out, making a mess of it, trying again, getting it right, having fun, making memories, and when the party's over, lets plan another party."


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Their last paragraph honestly sent us straight to the tissue box;

"Parties weren't meant to last… Dublin is changing, we can all see and feel it but we are going nowhere and we won't go down without a fight. We'll start something else, somewhere else (plans are afoot), and keep fighting the good fight.

"There are so many young creative, clever, smart people in Dublin & Ireland at the moment – there's lots to be optimistic about – but they need the spaces to meet each other, make plans, and make them happen!" they added.

Both the Bernard Shaw and Eatyard will remain open as usual until the end of October; "We'll have more info, lineups, events, wakes, next steps out over the next few days and weeks."

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Another Dublin pub has shut its doors, and we're beyond upset about this tragedy. It seems like so many gems of the capital city have been forced to close, and the latest one is hitting Dubliners hard.

The Hill pub of Ranelagh has announced it will "close with immediate effect" due to "circumstances beyond our control."

The venue released a short statement on Twitter, with customers showing their support:

"We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers over the last few years, you have all been amazing," the pub wrote.

Fans and visitors of the location made sure to show the pub love in the comments, wishing the pub luck with any other business ventures they attempt.

Independent businesses and nightlife spots have been noticeably struggling to stay open in the city centre, with rent costs sky high and corporations reducing the market to a monopoly.

We wish the best of luck in the future to The Hill, hopefully it can reopen in a few years for some fresh pints.

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St Patrick's Day is probably the biggest day of the year in our Emerald Isle for hitting the stores to buy alcohol.

Let's be real here, we're a nation of drink-connoisseurs; we'll be in the pub all day or at some mad gaff with a keg.

Stores like Aldi have been recently producing some of Ireland's best quality and cheapest gin, but they've only gone and topped themselves with their latest product.

Aldi Ireland has OFFICIALLY announced that it will be selling…wait for it…shamrock infused gin. Just in time for St. Patricks's Day; we know exactly what we'll be polluting ourselves with this year.

Made by Listoke Distillery in Co. Louth, Tower Gin’s 'Shamrock Infused Gin' will be on sale from Thursday, February 28 for a price of €19.99/50cl, so banishing all of those snakes won't break the bank.

Tower Gin’s 'Shamrock Infused Gin' has been distilled in the traditional London Dry style, with all ingredients, including the fresh shamrock, coming from the highways and byways of Co. Louth.


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The refreshing gin has a mild earthy taste from the shamrock flavour, and has rosehips and sweet orange flavour to match. Oh, and the gin is genuinely green, in honour of St. Paddy himself.

The gin makers have written an adorable poem for it's customers to enjoy;

"We once made a gin by The Tower, distilled with an Irish green power, some citrus and spice, some tonic and ice, from Ireland’s delicate wild shamrock flower!"

Adorable. We're so excited to give this one a try, it would be our honour to drink gin for the sake of our country.

Only one week left until we can get our hands on the gincredibly patriotic alcohol beverage, and 24 days until the biggest day of the Irish calendar. Get down to Aldi before the snakes get their paws on it first.



Ah, Stephen's night – the night for seeing all those people in your local you haven't batted an eyelash towards since secondary school, and catching up with you old friends over a few shots of baby Guinness. 

Yes, you may feel bloated from the over indulgence of the day before, but we have five comfy but glam outfits to keep you warm on the night – just team them all with thermal tights. 

For a pub with a very casual vibe… 

ASOS white t-shirt €16.59, Nike Airmax €100.00, Plaid slouchy pants €40.00, Oversized PU Aviator coat €105.00

For a look that's cosy, but a little dolled up… 

Leopard print skirt €37.00, Black brushed baker boy hat €25.00 Black Penneys boots €16.00, Cream Penneys jumper €12.00 

Two-tone jeans €55.00, Leopard Print coat €49.99, New Look turtle neck top €12.99,  ASOS DESIGN Rome leather ankle boots €96.78

River Island trousers €50.00,  Linn Ahlborg x NA-KD Wrap Bow Top €38.95, White boots €27.99, Teddy bear jacket €39.99

If your local demands a dressier ensemble… 

Glittery kimono €60.00, Black bodysuit €15.00, Nasty Gal square toed heels €20.50, White stitched jeans €20.50

Monki jumpsuit €48.39, River Island handbag €33.00, Black suede pointed toe block heel boots €65.00, New Look teddy faux fur bomber jacket in black €41.46



Gardaí have arrested a man following an attempted armed robbery at a public house on Firhouse Road, Tallaght.

The crime occurred on January 1, 2018.

According to Gardaí, a man entered the premises just before midnight armed with what is believed to be a firearm and threatened staff.

The criminal then demanded a sum of cash.

The man was challenged by three people on the premises and was arrested by Gardaí.

The suspected firearm was recovered at the scene and has been sent for technical examination.

The suspect, aged in his 30s, is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 30 of Offences Against the State Act 1939.


Gluten-free foodies rejoice!

Whether by choice or dietary necessity, the gluten-free food trend has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years and pretty much everyone and their mother has jumped on the bandwagon.

As a result, many Dublin restaurants have began to switch up their menus to accommodate for all customers, but this latest gluten-free offering may just be the most exciting yet.

The Exchequer D2, one of the capital's best established and most loved eateries, has just launched an incredible new menu made up of entirely gluten-free dishes.

The delicious dishes, created by new head chef Marty Montgomery, have been designed for any gluten-free foodies who don't want to compromise on taste. 

The lovingly selected menu offers a host of amazing starters, mains and desserts including cured salmon with cucumber and wasabi dressing, hake with asparagus, mussel and garlic sauce as well as a sumptuous steak tasting board including bavette, flank and featherblade.

Available seven days a week, The Exchequer's new gluten-free menu is the latest in a long line of food innovations at the Gastropub.

Bookings can be made at www.theexchequer.ie – what are you waiting for?


Today is International BEER Day and if you needed an excuse to go out for one this evening, here it is. 

What better way to pay tribute to our national beverage than sharing our favourite places to enjoy a pint? 

To celebrate this proud day in style, we conducted a quick poll in the SHEmazing HQ and have come up with our list of the 10 best pubs in Dublin. 

You know where to find us this evening…

1. Grogan's

Does this city gem really need an introduction? Among the many reasons we love Grogan's, we have to mention their more than decent toastie, the great pint and the eclectic mix of creatives, young and old.

A little slice of days gone by.


#dublin no music no teli just drinks ham and cheese sandwiches and boisterousities

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2. Fallon's

Nestled near Saint Patrick's Cathedral, we love this small, cosy, unpretentious pub which also boasts one of the best snugs in Dubbers.

3. The Long Hall

This iconic venue celebrated its 250th birthday last year and was recently awarded Dublin Pub of the Year.

On top of its amazing interior and buzzing atmosphere, the George’s Street institution offers the best window for people watching.


The Long Haul pub in Dublin #longhaul #dublin #pub #ireland #latergram

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4. The Bernard Shaw

It might have a bit of a reputation for being a hipster haunt, but there are few places in the city you'll find such a great mix of people and an equally great vibe. 

There are good deals on drinks and if you get a bit peckish or need a little soakage, the Big Blue Bus is perfectly poised to serve up a slice of alcohol-absorbing pizza to sort you out. 


One week of summer.

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5. Kehoe's

Who doesn't love a great old men pub?

This higgledy-piggledy pub has so much character and the best crowd you could hope for.


It's been too long my old friend #kehoe #guinness #goodtobehome

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6. O'Neills

This sprawling venue on Suffolk Street is pretty much a landmark at that stage.

They do delicious food all day, have cheap drinks and live music every night. What else could we ask for?


"Welcome to Dublin where theres a pub on every corner and two in between."

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7. Blackbird

With its quirky decor and covered outdoor area, this Rathmines gem has conquered our hearts – including for the delicious pizzas and fun games which make it that bit different to any other pub.

We definitely recommend.


Good times with good friends 

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8. The Beach Tavern

A quintessentially Irish old man pub – with enough craic to last a life time.

A five minute walk from the Aviva Stadium, it is a great spot for a pre and post match pint that won't cost you a fortune.



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9. Pmacs

Owned by the same people as Blackbird in Rathmines and Cassidys on Westmoreland St, this fantastic place offers free crisps, board games and britpop/grunge soundtrack.

Oh, and the booze…


#pmacs #pmacspub #Dublin #beer #craftbeerdublin #craftbeer #food #irishfood #thirstythursday

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10. Toners

As old-school as they come! 

This place smells like a pub your grandad would have drank in – and we just love it.


The jury wishes to give an honorary mention to The Barge…. on a sunny day.

Although technically that has nothing to do with a pub, the craic is real along the canal when the sun is out.


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A pub in Clonakilty, Co. Cork will be able to operate a loyalty card service for its customers, despite strong opposition from gardaí and other publicans.

Molly’s Bar plans to run the scheme during its three-year lease, under publican Michael Cambridge.

The barkeeper claims that the scheme is no different to those run by local supermarkets and will encourage people to enjoy a drink in the pub rather than at home.

The application was opposed by gardaí, and the local vintners’ association said it was arranging a meeting with local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly to urge the Government to close what it deemed a loophole, according to the Irish Examiner.

Eamonn Fleming, Michael Cambridge's solicitor, said there was no legal reason to prevent the granting of the licence.

He also said that Mr Cambridge would be able to keep a record of how much alcohol was consumed by any customer using the loyalty card, and that this could be helpful to gardaí.

“Loyalty cards are available in supermarkets, why should there be a prohibition on a publican doing the same thing?” he said.

Judge James McNulty granted the licence but said that he had doubts as to whether the scheme would encourage trade at Molly's Bar

Similar schemes have been marginally successful in the UK.

We're wondering if two-for-one cocktails are included in the deal…

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In the market for a new house? How about this one, in Portmarnock Co. Dublin.

Here's the outside, nothing to see here:

And the back garden looks fairly standard too – but is that a shed we spy?

Oh… not a shed, then.

As you can see, the three-bed family house – currently up for sale and advertised on MyHome.ie – comes equipped with a fully-furnished Irish-style pub in the back garden.

Slate floors, polished wooden bar – you'd be hard pressed to find better décor down in your local. It's not specified whether the furniture comes with the house, but as long as we can pull a pint or two we'd be happy.

The only catch? There's an asking price of €535,000… just over half a million euro.

Sounds like we may have to build our own back-garden pub instead.


For any Dubliners out there in dire need of a new haunt, you’re fears are needless.

There is soon to be a new bar in the capital for all of your socialising needs. Due to open in the coming weeks apparently, this place isn’t going to be your usual run of the mill affair. In fact, the name of the pub itself is causing more than a few eyebrows to raise.

Have you heard it yet? Well, if you haven’t then you better get used to it:

According to Publin it is described as a “hip new buzz bar” Porndog is supposedly going to be opening their doors on Harcourt Street over the coming weeks.

Not to be confused for a rather unfortunate autocorrect, the name is actually the name. Sure why not?

According to their Facebook page they are due to open their doors at the end of this month. They are also looking for employees.

PORNDOG is looking for chefs with an interested or skill set in classic methods, such as in house sausage making,…

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Do you or someone you know have experience in vegetable pickling or sausage making? If you do, then you know where to bring your CV.

“PORNDOG is looking for chefs with an interested or skill set in classic methods, such as in house sausage making, curing & smoking – creating suitable spice blends. Vegetable pickling, fermenting & preserving (eg. Sauerkraut, kimchi, gherkins).”

We feel certain there is going to be more than a few questions to be raised about how the name for this place came about. We think we’d rather wait and ask at the bar instead of taking the risk of entering that phrase into any search engines….


Bored of using your hand to pour your beer? Why don’t you try pour it with your head?