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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 …

Céad Míle Fáilte.
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  ...

Sunday 5th January ~ Phill Jupitus Live at The Abbey Tavern

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Best Christmas present possible!! - Phill began his performing career in 1984, when he quit working in a job centre to become a performance poet, rising to prominence supporting such artists as Billy Bragg, The Style Council, and The Housemartins. In the 90’s, his poetry turned into comedy, and JUPITUS started performing at stand-up gigs all over London and the UK, going on to earn himself a Time Out award in 1994. Jupitus became a familiar face with his big TV break in 1996, when he became a regular team captain on BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Jupitus has hosted his own show on BBC GLR, became the breakfast DJ on 6 Music, and a regular guest on BBC2’s QI and the award-winning The News Quiz.

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  • He has presented various radio documentaries, along with gracing the West End stage as an actor. His live stand-up shows have taken him on several tours throughout the UK and beyond: Jedi, Steady, Go (1996), Quadrophobia (1999), and You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here (2014). In 2017, Jupitus returned to comedy with tours of Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, and, after a four-show-a-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe, began a tour of his most recent show, Sassy Knack, where Jupitus shares yarns and thoughts from his time north of Hadrian’s Wall since moving to Scotland.

    Don’t miss your chance to watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life. Join us for over an hour of tales, laughs, and diversions. Your only disappointment will be when the show ends.

    Doors 7.00Pm - Show 8.00PM - Unreserved Seating

Doors 7.00Pm - Show 8.00PM - Unreserved Seating

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Saturday 11th January ~ Dirt Birds Self Help Tour - SOLD OUT

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If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.
“Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories.” The Independent
“Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first hand experience of life’s challenges.” The independent
“Irish comedy duo’s hilarious tips from the town beauty tutorial will have you in stitches” The Sun

Time 7pm - Tickets SOLD OUT

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Saturday 18th January ~ Mary Coughlan - ‘No Winter Blues” Live at The Abbey Tavern

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“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.
Time: 8pm Tickets: €30

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Saturday 25th January ~ Howth Singing Circle proudly present Burns Nicht 2020

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A magical evening celebrating Robert Burns featuring music, song and dance; neeps, tatties and haggis and not forgetting a dram or two of the uisce beatha! Special Guests on the night - The Tannahill Weavers, St Lawrence Pipe Band and many more. Booking Essential
Time: 8pm Tickets: €20 - Booking Essential - Contact Francy on 087 678 0360

Thursday 6th February ~ Des Bishop Mia Mamma

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Des Bishop - Mia Mamma - I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

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  • I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

    Where do I get my material from?

    Life and death!

    Date06 Feb 2020

    Location The Abbey Tavern Howth - 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Co. Dublin


    Price€30.80 (€28.00 + €2.80 Booking Fee)

Time: 7pm Tickets: €30.80

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Friday 14th February ~ Tommy Tiernan - “A work in progress” SOLD OUT


Tommy returns with his ‘notions for a new show’ tour. These are the idea’s in their rough and ready state. Expect lots of experimentation and mischief as he tries to cram six months’ worth of thinking into a 90-minute stand-up comedy routine.

This show is Sold Out.
Time: 7pm Tickets: €30.80 - SOLD OUT

Saturday 22nd February ~ Tony Cantwell Pure Grá

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Fresh from sell-out shows at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe, cult-comedian Tony Cantwell is taking to the road for his first-ever Irish tour. Join the him for a new night of standup, sketches, and songs all based on his meme-soaked social media page. Over 5 million views online.
"The funniest Irish sketch of all time. Simple as.” - JOE.ie
"His unconventional take on comedy belongs on the Adult Swim network” - The Irish Times.
"One of the city's most exciting emerging comics." -Totally Dublin

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Time: 7pm Tickets: €16.50

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Thursday 28th February ~ Absolute Eagles Tribute Show

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Playing all the hits from 1972 right up to the modern day classics, Absolute Eagles are devote Eagles fans and have worked to reproduce every nuance of the original records. From tight five part vocals to intricate guitar harmonies, Absolute Eagles will take you on a musical journey through the hits of one of the greatest bands of all time!
Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €25.88

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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.

Booking Essential

for reservations call 01 839 0307

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