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Abbey Tavern

Welcome to The Abbey Tavern, Howth

28 Abbey Street,
Co. Dublin.

01 839 0307

[email protected]

Web www.abbeytavern.ie

The Abbey Tavern



The Abbey Tavern

The Abbey Tavern, Howth …

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We would like to extend a warm Irish welcome to all our visitors both local and international and invite you to join us and experience the old world charm of our pub and enjoy a pint in front of a turf fire. Don't forget to try our famous Lambay Irish Beef or signature Irish coffee! Looking forward to greeting you all soon.

What's on at The Abbey Tavern  ...

Tuesday 1st May ~ Subtitle Cinema @ The Abbey Tavern ‘Bolshoi”

Abbey Bolshoi

This stunning film follows the life of a young girl and her dream of becoming a ballerina with the famous Bolshoi Ballet. Plunging into the beautiful, yet, harsh world of Russian ballet, director Valery Todorovsky maps out the heartbreak, petty politics and wide-eyed dreams offspring ballerinas. He has chosen two Bolshoi ballerinas to perform the leading roles. It is a beautifully crafted picture. Don't miss out, this is truly a must see!

Show 8pm - Tickets €8

Saturday 12th May ~ Stars in their Eyes - RNLI Fundraiser Postponed

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Come & join in the Fun at the SuperValu "Stars in their Eyes" at Abbey Tavern Howth on Saturday May 12th. Tickets - €15 - call 087 255 2726 for credit card bookings, also available SuperValu Sutton Maggie & me Abbey Tavern Howth. Supporting Howth RNLI. Howth Yacht Club Sutton Dinghy Club Howth Sailing and Boating Club Howth Visit Howth Sutton & Howth Peninsula #rnli #savinglivesatsea

Show 8pm - Tickets €15 on the door

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Saturday 2nd June ~ Kila

Abbey Kila

Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The seven members, all from Dublin, come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances. Kíla are widely renowned for their stunning sets and surprise guest performers at their shows, including trapeze artists, fire jugglers and belly dancers, their live energetic live performances have seen them continue to wow and attract new audiences over the years.

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  • Kíla have played in over 20 countries throughout the world, at festivals and venues, most notable festivals in recent years include Womadelaide Australia, Womad Reading, Spain and Sicily, Glastonbury Festival, Witness Festival, Sigzet Festival Budapest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Stockholm Water Festival, and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland 2003.

    Whatever it is... this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it... Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang." BONO

    "One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences"" BBC WORLD REVIEW

    "Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’"HOTPRESS

    "All the wonderful, shamanistic energy of the amazing Kíla'" NEIL JORDAN

Show 7.30pm - Tickets €28

Thursday 7th June ~ “AN EVENING WITH BRENDAN BEHAN featuring Gary Cooke and Peter Sheridan.

Abbey Brendan Behan Suit Kid


'The Confirmation Suit" by Brendan Behan, adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan. Performed by Gary Cooke.
Brendan Behan is twelve years old and about to make his confirmation. It is a coming of age moment for all Catholic boys, full of excitement and promise. That’s how it is for Brendan until he learns that his suit is to be made by an elderly seamstress, Miss McCann, who lives upstairs in their tenement house.

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  • Miss McCann specialises in making shrouds for the dead. As Brendan’s father Stephen remarks,”people are only dying to get into one of her creations.” It is not a good omen. Brendan is terrified that his suit will be anything but fashionable and he lives in dread of what he may be forced to wear on his big day. As the story unfolds, the young Brendan becomes more and more agitated. In the end we know that something has to give. The question is whether Brendan will hold it all together or implode. Written in 1962, just two short years before Behan's death, the Confirmation Suit is filled with humour, insight and pathos. It is a story that still resonates today, more than fifty years after its composition. This is a stage adaptation not to be missed.

Show 7.30pm - Tickets €18

Saturday 7th July ~ An Acoustic Evening with Declan O’Rourke

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The Abbey Tavern is proud to present an intimate acoustic evening with Declan O'Rourke, one of Irelands most talented singer / songwriters. 

“A most talented singer-songwriter… [possessing] a rich, soulful, musical voice and a brilliant instrumental ability” – Paul Brady

“One of the finest songwriters on the planet” – Eddi Reader


Show 7.30pm - Tickets €28

Thursday 19th July ~ Jason Byrne - The Man Three Brains

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As wonderful, enjoyable and just plain brilliant as ever, make sure you grab a ticket ... Doors 7pm - Show 8pm

Tickets €28

Saturday 21st July ~ Take That Show

Abbey Take That 3


Take That are the biggest boyband the UK has ever produced and now their music, mannerisms and magic have been recreated in this sensational tribute show. The Take That Show is one of the most exciting and sought-after tribute shows across Europe.

Featuring Mike Hyde from The Gary Barlow Experience, these boys have played sold-out shows and wowed audiences everywhere they go. From their incredible vocals, great costumes and stunning dance routines, to the smash hit songs you know and love – everything from Pray, Back For Good and Relight My Fire, to Giants, Greatest Day and Rule The World.

This is a show you’ll Never Forget!

Doors 7.30pm  Tickets €20

Saturday 28th July ~ Mary Coughlan - Live at The Abbey Taven


“Dubbed As Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary Is A Jazz & Blues Singer Whose Life Story Gives Weight To The Truth That The Best Singers Are The Ones With The Most Painful Lives” (The Guardian). Whether Into Folk, Blues Or Jazz, No One Can Fail To Be Moved By The Emotional Depth, Expression & Power In Her Voice, Forged From An Extraordinary Life. Mary Has Carved Out A Timeless And Highly Regarded Career, With A Legion Of Devoted Fans Worldwide. Her Ability To Connect So Emotionally & Empathically With Both The Song & Her Audience Is Testament To Her Inner Strength, And To The Power Of Transformation & Redemption. The Stage Is Her Home. To Hear Mary Sing Is Truly To Be At The Core Of The Human Heart.

Show 7.30pm - Tickets €28

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Ireland's World Famous Abbey Tavern Traditional Irish Night


The Abbey Tavern Traditional Irish Night

The evening commences at 7.30pm with a sumptuous fourcourse dinner with a choice of two starters, five main courses, two desserts and an Irish coffee. The show, featuring our award winning dancers, singers and musicians begins at 8.15pm and showcases Ireland's wealth of music, song and dance. Sing along to some of Ireland's best loved ballads and songs such as 'Danny Boy', 'Finnegan's Wake', 'The Wild Rover' and 'Whiskey In The Jar'. Be mesmerised and thrilled by our dancers footwork and passion as they perform some of Ireland's oldest dance routines such as 'The Brush Dance' and 'The Sean Nos' alongside tributes to international acclaimed shows. The show finishes at 10pm. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable night at The Abbey Tavern.

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for reservations call 01 839 0307

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