"J. Grogans" Off the beaten track Tip by Kentbein

Off the beaten track, Dublin: 28 reviews and 34 photos

  J. Grogans; A Dublin Legacy.
by Kentbein

Favorite thing: J. Grogans, on William Street, is one of the few remaining old guard Dublin pubs, unchanged for decades.

Most of the pubs in Dublin's city center modernize to attract the vitality and money of a younger crowd, to the chagrin of the older purists. After sitting in Grogans for a few hours' of exceptional talks with Marc, I certainly understand why peope want to retain the authentic city center pubs. They connect us to a historic legacy that is lost in the glitz and lights of the modern commercialist pubs.

Fondest memory: There is still a wealth of authentic pubs to be found in the outter suburbs of Dublin. I found several along Phibsboro Road and Glasnevin while walking those areas. There were lots more I saw en route to the airport towards the north eastern side of town as well, so the tradition of Dublin pubs may still survive, although those in the city center are becoming fewer and farther between.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2004
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