La Virgen – A fantastic artisan beer

On these long hot days, there’s nothing better than a Virgen. This Helles-style lager is malty and has a spicy hop flavour, with a citric twist. Matured for 45 days at 0*C. We’re proud to work with this independent brewery, based a few miles outside the city centre and you can even visit the brewery and we’ll happily arrange a tour for you. It’s a great beer any time of day or if you are having Fish & Chips, or one of our traditional dishes, chill-axing on our terrace.

Thomas Barr

In 2014, Thomas Barr was a semi-finalist at the 2014 European Championships in the 400m hurdles. 

Barr won gold in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 University Games (Summer Universiade) in Gwangju, South Korea with a time of 48.78 seconds.

On 15 August at the Olympics in Rio 2016, Barr finished second in his heat of the 400m hurdles in a season best time of 48.93. The following day he broke the Irish record and won his semi-final to qualify for the final in a time of 48.39. He finished fourth in the final, again breaking the Irish record with a time of 47.97.

Thomas is also famous for being the brother of our very own Rebecca Barr.

Look out for Thomas competing in world championships in August. Good luck!!

Happy Hour

We at the James Joyce love Happy Hour. Monday through to Thursday from 15h00 till 21h00.

Choose two of our great cocktails on offer for just 10€.

Strawberry or passion fruit Mojito, Caipirinha, Dark n Stormy, Daiquiris.

Dublin Coddle

An Irish stew to savour and eat anytime of the year and a great way of using up all leftovers.


  • 2kg  potatoes, peeled
  • 500ml boiled water
  • 1 ham, chicken or beef stock cube
  • 450g  good quality pork sausages
  • 450g  piece thick-cut bacon
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and coarse ground pepper to serve

To serve fresh soda bread


1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2.


2. Cut any larger potatoes into three or four pieces, leaving smaller ones whole so that they will cook evenly. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiled water, if using.

3. Grill the sausages and bacon long enough to colour them but taking care not to dry them out. Drain on paper towels and chop the bacon into 2 1/2cm (1in) pieces. You can chop the sausages into bite-sized pieces, though some prefer to leave them whole.

4. In a large ovenproof casserole dish with a tight lid, layer the onions, bacon, sausages and potatoes, seasoning each layer liberally with pepper and parsley. Continue until the ingredients are used up and pour the hot water or bouillon mixture over the top.

5. On the stove, bring the liquid to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and cover the pot. You may like to put a layer of foil underneath the pot lid to help seal it.

6. Place the covered pot in preheated oven and cook for at least three hours (up to four or five hours will not hurt it). After two hours, check liquid levels and add more water if necessary. There should be about an inch of liquid at the bottom of the pot at all times.

7. Serve hot with fresh soda bread to mop up the lovely gravy

Música en directo

Una parte fundamental del “Irish Pub”, es la música en directo. Con una variedad de grupos y artistas que les encantar tocar en el pub, siendo éstos además de diversos estilos musicales.

Los viernes y sábados las actuaciones empiezan a las 23h00 y los domingos a partir de las 20h30.

Es un ambiente divertido y además la entrada es libre. Tenemos una promoción con Budweiser durante las actuaciones y disponemos de una amplia gama de licores, cervezas y cócteles. Y una carta para cenar mientras disfrutas viendo tocar a tu grupo preferido.

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