Whelan's (music venue)

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Mic Christopher live at Whelans in 2001.jpg
Mic Christopher performing at the venue in 2001
General information
Type Concert and events venue
Location 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Country Ireland
Other information
Seating capacity 400

Whelan's is a pub and music venue in Dublin, Ireland.


Numerous international artists have played at the venue, including Jeff Buckley, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Kate Nash, Townes Van Zandt, Damien Rice and Allen Toussaint. The pub was also the location for scenes of the movie P.S. I Love You[1] in which the characters perform a trip to Ireland. The pub is quoted in the film as follows: “Denise, take Holly to Whelan's, my favourite pub. There's beautiful music to be heard, beautiful people to be around”.

The Backpacker's Guide 2012 describes it "In general the evening begins with a pint in this lovely rustic pub, always packed, before heading to the concert hall. The program includes the best traditional bands of the island and world music, in front of an enthusiastic and warm audience. An institution of the Dublin scene. "

Notable acts[edit]

The following acts have performed at Whelan's:


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Coordinates: 53°20′12″N 6°15′56″W / 53.336639°N 6.26569°W / 53.336639; -6.26569