Tucked away in a quiet square in Glasnevin is a pub I used to love to visit, I haven't been there for a few years, but it is one I must go back to soon.
John Kavanaghs or 'Gravediggers' as it is also known is situated on a quiet grass square beside a lesser used gate to Glasnevin Cemetery, hence the name!!
I used to live nearby & loved going up there for a drink as the little square used to feel as if it was in a country village.
Opened as a pub in 1833 it has been in the Kavanagh family for generations & thankfully the original bar hasn't changed much in that time.
This well known Dublin Pub has also been the scene for a Smithwicks advertisement.
This pub is wonderfully basic, well worn timbers & lots of atmosphere.
The front part of the bar was at one time a grocery shop, the drawers & cabinetry are still there, a glazed partition separates the front part of the bar from the rest of the pub.
The furniture is simple, benches & rustic plank tables, well worn & used no airs or graces just a gorgeous authentic pub.
The walls are for the most part covered in tongued & grooved wall panelling, two toned & aged.
The pub is lit by globe style pendant light over the bar; although quite dark it is atmospheric & cosy.
The back bar has glazed cabinets filled with bottles & again is simple in design & effective.
I love the tone of the timber in this pub, warm & inviting, worn around the edges but all the more welcoming for it.Well worth a visit!!
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!♥