John Kavanagh ‘The Gravediggers’

Placed just south of Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens, John Kavanagh is a great pub emulating the rich traditions of Ireland. Also referred to as ‘The Gravediggers’ for its proximity to Glasnevin Cemetery, this bar doggedly preserves the cosy feel of old time Irish hospitality. There’s no TV, all the meals are home cooked, and the décor has scarcely changed over decades. Truly, this is a place which has guarded its heart and soul whilst all Dublin leaps eagerly for modern prosperity.

The cemetery adjacent exterior of John Kavanagh - 'The Gravediggers' pub

With long opening hours from mid-morning to late evening, this pub is the perfectly stopoff during a tour of Glasnevin. A short hike north of Dublin city centre, past patrons have variously complimented John Kavanagh’s for its traditionalism, perfect preservation and deliciously well-stored Guinness. Hours can be spent simply conversing with the local regulars, curiously taking in the many objects and old nature of the place, or trying the home made Irish spring rolls and stew. Near enough all guests emerge appreciating this oasis of authenticity.

The well-preserved, old fashioned bar of John Kavanagh

Address: John Kavanagh – The Gravediggers, 1/2 Prospect Square, Dublin 9, D09 CF72, Ireland.
Phone: +353 87 296 3713
Email: thegravediggersdublin@gmail.com