Whelan’s of Wexford Street is in the unique position of being not only one of the most important live music venues of the last decade, but also one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, favoured for its warm, convivial atmosphere. Whelan’s live venue and bar is located on the bustling Wexford Street strip in Dublin’s city centre. In 1989 Gary Whelan and Ian Keith made inroads into making Whelan’s the music venue it is today.
Frank Gleeson bought the venue in 1999. Rather than follow the trend at that time in Dublin to develop the site into a tacky “superpub”, Gleeson nurtured the venue’s traditional values, and at the same time invested heavily to improve facilities for both customers and performers. His ethos was to create a platform that would nurture both local Irish talent and, at the same time, cater for international stars.
Whelan’s reputation is universal.
Address: 25 Wexford Street, Dublin2.
Ph: 01 478 0766