In the dramatic heights of the Dublin Mountains you’ll find the legendary Johnnie Fox’s, apparently the highest pub in Ireland and certainly one of its most loved.
The big draw is the traditional music and dancing, performed every night as well as weekend afternoons, pulling in eager crowds from near and far. Irish dancing is a mainstay of Irish culture and you can see some of the nation’s finest dancers at one of Johnnie Fox’s regular ‘Hooley Nights’. A spectacular Dublin experience, a Hooley Night begins with a four-course feast—the seafood is excellent— followed by live Irish music and a performance by the pub’s celebrated dance troupe. Scores of famous figures have flocked to Johnnie Fox’s over the years, from Hollywood stars to royalty, and when you’re whisked up by the magic of it you’ll understand why. This humble pub is a place of pilgrimage for good reason. Manager Tony McMahon will happily arrange a Hooley Night to coincide with your visit, and for swift access from Dublin city center, helicopters can land on the adjacent field.