Taste of Dublin 2015

That is right folks we are attending Taste of Dublin this year. With over 30,000 people attending last year it is expected to be even better this year mostly because The Shebeen is going to be there!


The event is on in the Iveagh Gardens and is broken up into morning & afternoon sessions running from Thursday the 11th of June – Sunday the 14th of June. The times are as follows:

Thursday – Afternoon – 12:00 – 16:00 – Evening Session – 17:30 – 21:30

Friday – Afternoon Session – 12:00 – 16:00 – Evening Session – 17:30 – 22.00 (extended time)

Saturday – Afternoon Session – 12:00 – 16:00 – Evening Session – 17:30 – 22.00 (extended time)

Sunday – Afternoon Session – 12:00 – 16:00 – Evening Session – 17:30 – 21:30

We are located at stand number 52 shared with Teeling Whiskey. This is right beside the entrance to the lower gardens so it will be hard to miss us! These few days are promised to be a scorcher so call into us and have a pint to quench your thirst.

The Shebeen & The Boston Magazine

On Monday the 1st of June we were contacted by the Boston Magazine to do an editorial on our charming little Irish bar. With over 2.7 million of an audience each month we of course duly obliged and they have written this wonderful piece on us. Here is just a snippet of what was said:

“John Walsh, a cabinet-maker from Galway, is set to introduce the U.S. to The Shebeen, a mobile, 10-seat Irish pub that has become a phenomenon in his home country. The tiny, 17-foot-wide pub, built from a converted caravan, comes complete with wooden floors, faux-brick walls, Irish memorabilia, and a bar with two draft lines. Walsh says he first conceived of the project after purchasing a trailer to take to the Electric Picnic music festival in Laois, something he was unable to offload after the event.”

Read the full story…

Bobby Kerr visiting The Shebeen

Bobby Kerr chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company(Ireland’s largest coffee house chain) and a founding ‘Dragon’ on RTE’s Dragons’ Den called into The Shebeen recently. Bobby who also presents the ‘Down to Business’show each Saturday at 11am-1pm Newstalk 106-108FM had a quick chat with John Walsh the inventor of The Shebeen about the business, where the idea came from and also future plans.

The Shebeens interview will be featured on Bobbys ‘Down to Business’ show on Saturday June the 6th at 11am. Make sure to be listening in!

Bobby Kerr & John in The Shebeen

The Shebeen in Swords!

Over the weekend of May 23rd we brought our lovely little Irish bar all the way up to the capital. We were invited to a birthday party in Swords. The family wanted something different for this monumental birthday party and we duly obliged. It went down a treat and we hope to be back up to them in the near future.

Here are some of the photos of us setting up in their back garden… all hands on deck!

Swords Party

Ronan Bilbow Fitness – Company Launch

On Saturday the 16th of May Ronan and his crew of adventurers decided to take on the challenge of Hell & Back in county Sligo. This was to celebrate the opening of his new gym located in the Ballybane Industrial Estate, Galway. Along with this there was a surprise party in the evening where we were lucky enough too be invited along to.

A great night was had by all, take a look in out Gallery for more photos and have a look in our Testimonials page to see what Ronan said about The Shebeen!

The Shebeen for your shindig?