Nancy Hands, an unforgettable Irish experience
A short stroll from Heuston station, the Liffey or the Phoenix Park and within a stone's throw of the world famous Guinness factory, Nancy Hands is as 'Dublin' as it gets. Nancy hands is a place where regulars, Dubliners and tourists alike mingle with ease to enjoy a fabulous array of traditional and craft beers, wines, spirits and of course the very best of Irish fare.
Step back in time by soaking in the atmosphere perched at our authentic Victorian bar surrounded by antiques and Irish memorabilia. Tread the steps of our original staircase from Trinity College and admire our collection of rare Guinness posters chronicling a lifetime of Guinness advertising.
Whether you are a group of 10 looking for a cosy pint in our snug bar with quality local food, or a group of 300 ready for the full Irish experience with song and dance, we have a variety of packages available to suit you!
Learn how to pull the perfect pint, experience our famous celtic dancing, taste the best whiskeys Ireland has to offer, try your hand at making our delicious Guinness brown bread, and much much more.
Our unique venue is steeped in culture and tradition, with the legacy of Nancy living on in every curious corner. Nancy was the first female owner of a public house ever, in both Dublin and Ireland. This strong leader ran the pub in a time where religion was everything in Ireland, and holy hour was ingrained in society with all establishments closing from 2pm-4pm every Sunday after mass. However, Nancy had her eyes set on money, and although she had to adhere to the rules of the church, Nancy found a way around the two hours of having no business.
Located at the front of the building you’ll see a stampage box, this antique sits gently into a hole that was carved out by Nancy where during the two hours of religious solace, she would serve pints out through the tiny hatch to thirsty customers, where all people could see was Nancy’s hands, hence the name of this bar.
Nancy Hands embodies everything that is great about a proper Irish pub experience, with a wealth of history behind our doors, we eagerly await your visit to tell you more…
Before you visit, learn more about the tenure of our famous landlady here.
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