has been a public house on the site of Hedigans “The
Brian Boru” for over 200 years. However the association
of The Brian Boru - High King of Ireland - goes back nearly
1000 years as it was here that his army camped prior
to his victorious Battle of Clontarf, fought on Good
The present building dates from the 1850’s with
the facade virtually unaltered since then.
In 1904 Patrick Hedigan a native of Galbally Co Limerick
purchased The Brian Boru.
The Pub has long been something of a landmark, famous
as a venue for meals and refreshment following funerals
in the nearby Glasnevin Cemetery. Indeed The Brian Boru
is mentioned in Ulysses as Joyce's party of mourners
pass by on their way to Glasnevin Cemetery.
The pub was also renowned for its special “Powers
White Label” Whiskey which Patrick Hedigan bonded
and blended to his own recipe and served from the wood.
The Hedigan family today would like its many customers
to enjoy the atmosphere and surroundings of The Brian