The Brazen Head in Dublin is officially the capitals oldest public house, with the building that stands today dating way back to the 1750’s.

Once a meeting place for rebels and some other well known characters, this once lantern-lit pub is a long-established tourist favourite, providing live music and Irish storytelling along with ample pints of the black stuff and a cracking atmosphere to boot.

If you’re planning a visit, or if you just fancy a nosey at what it’s like inside Dublin’s oldest pub, here’s 17 photos to make you feel like you’ve sat at the bar and nursed a pint.

1 – The entrance to the oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head

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2 – The starting point for many a sore head

3 – A whole lot has happened here since 1198

4 – Literaries like James Joyce and Brendan Behan once nursed drinks in this building

5 – Revolutionaries like Robert EmmetDaniel O’Connell and Michael Collins were also know to have stopped by

Lunch at the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin!

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6 – History scattered across the walls adds to the quirkiness

The Brazen Head; not only the oldest pub in Ireland, but the knick-knackiest as well.

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7 – Absolute perfection

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8 – An old school Irish telephone #PubSwag

9 – The building that currently stands was a coach house erected circa 1700

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10 – Like a scene plucked straight from a rural Irish household

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11 – “So, what’ll it be?” – Decisions, decisions.

12 – The delightfully unique entrance.

13 – Visitors from all over the world leave their mark in  the Brazen Head

14 – A smattering of colours.

15 – The life. What more could you want?

The last pint of black in the oldest bar in Dublin #thebrazenhead

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16 – The perfect spot to perch with a pint and watch the world go by

17 – Where the magic happens

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