Welcome to the Dropping Well

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 The Dropping Well


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Welcome to the historic Dropping Well Pub located on the banks of the river Dodder in Milltown, Dublin 6. The Dropping Well has been extensively refurbished to incorporate a range of dining and function room areas, and to make the most of the panoramic views of the Dodder. We have lots of High Definition LCD TV screens so come and join us to cheer on your favourite team, horse or master golfer in great comfort with incomparable atmosphere!

At the front of the pub, Boxer Maher’s public bar offers old-fashioned drinking surroundings with wood and bric-a-brac recreating the style of a Victorian watering hole.  Our well loved bar has a roaring fire for those cold winter evenings, all the biggest sporting occasions are shown on our HD TV’s and we have fantastic traditional music sessions every other weekend!

We are delighted to introduce you to our sophisticated and stylish, 1847 Lounge, at The Dropping Well. The area overlooks the beautiful surroundings of the Dodder River and Classens Bridge sets a scene like no other. We would love to look after any after work events, functions or special occasions that you may have coming up. We can cater for groups up to 100 people, offering delicious finger food or a sit down meal with a drinks reception. The 1847 Lounge, at The Dropping Well is the perfect place for every occasion and we cant wait for you to see it.
We look forward to hearing from you very soon.






Our History Subsection


The History

of the Dropping Well

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The Dropping Well, one of Dublin’s most historic pubs owes its origins to the Great Famine of 1845 – 1849 and was first licensed as a Community Morgue in ‘Black ’47’.

Since first licensed in 1847 the Dropping Well has enjoyed eight ownerships:

Mr & Mrs John Howe, Miss Williams, Joseph Brownrigg, John Maher, Edward Daly, P.H. Meagher, The Cleary Family and the current owner Charlie Chawke, we know some of this great establishment’s history….

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