Johnnie Fox's pub is situated in Glencullen approx 20 minutes outside of Dublin which means it is a bit of a drive up to it (it is the highest pub in Ireland!) but it's definitely worth it!
Despite being born in Dublin I no longer enjoy visiting the city as it's lost much of its traditions and is far too cosmopolitan for me but I was over the moon to discover this little gem of a place to rekindle my love for the Irish.
If you imagine every 'Irish themed' pub you've been into, this is nothing like it! The decor is genuinely warming and the atmosphere every night is electric. Live music is on every night (can get loud so be warned) and there's a lovely mix of diners, drinkers and music lovers.
Although we didn't try the food it certainly looked nice (lots of seafood available) and the drinks were average priced for Dublin.
Some lovely touches included the list of famous people who have frequented the pub including many world leaders (for some reason George Bush was on this list!) and people from the world of entertainment (although Robbie Williams was on it!?! :)) In fact the chap at the table next to us was the director of Toy Story!
One of its most famous events is the 'Hooley' which I guess you could think of as the Irish version of an American medieval night, people feast on food and drink whilst musicians and then later on full on (Riverdance style) Irish dancing ensues. One not to miss.
If you want a real taste of an Irish knees up then this is the place to go