There is an interesting old pub at an intersection in Dublin Mountains in Glencullen. Right next to the building we see antique equipment. On the back there is a car park and right next to it a bus stop, a very noisy and busy place almost all the time. Crowds of people come down here for a night of Irish dancing and live music. If someone is well informed they will make sure to book a table, so that they will be able to try out the great cuisine. The unlucky folks that didn’t get a table will spend a lot of their time scavenging for a seat at the bar. The Guinness that Mr. Fox serves tastes so different than what I am use to drinking.
Interiors resembling the museum.
Inside, the decor is surprising and exciting, antique furniture and equipment that probably remembers the year of the titanic as well as earlier times can be seen. Everything is crouched in one small area and asking for attention from the tourists. Aspirin machine in the ladies room (I wander what they have at the gentlemen’s) as well as souvenirs and photographs in the hallway. Many different types of equipment are hanged on the ceiling. Even a pair of pants drying on the fireplace gives a nice touch to the place. I had no idea where to look at; walls, ceiling, or under my feet. Everything there seemed old, dusty and covered in spider webs, the creators of the webs probably died a long time ago from natural causes. The most interesting pub in Dublin will surprise everyone by it’s’ decor, even the most picky antique collectors will be pleased.
Johnnie Fox’s most interesting pub in Dublin
This pub is situated at the steepest place in Ireland, but that is not what makes it so special. The climate, that is present here, can’t be duplicated anywhere else. It is worth visiting. Use the nasty, windy and rainy autumn days to your advantage and maybe the pub will not be so crowded. Hideaway here and enjoy the warmth this pub has to offer. Feel like the Irish that lived in the past century. Back to the future is guaranteed if you decide to come here.
How to get there
The most comfortable way is of course by car. Glencullen is 20 minutes away from Dublin if you go by car. On the way you will see unforgettable landscapes. There are a couple of spectator’s points that are worth checking out. The ones that are not motorised, the bus is the next best option. The express Bus takes off at O’Connell Street next to the Graham Hotel and stops right outside the pub. If the weather is pleasant public transport would be a good idea. The bus 44 going toward Sandyford or 63 from Abbey Street will both take you to Kilternan; however you will then have to go for about 3 km on foot.