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PHOTOS – Dolan’s celebrates 25 years rockin’ Limerick 

Dolans 25 Year Anniversary – Pictured are Val, Mick, Sarah, and Neill Dolan on Thursday, December 13 at Dolan’s Warehouse. Picture: Kate Devaney/ilovelimerick.

Dolan’s celebrates 25 years rockin’ Limerick 

The famous pub of Dolan’s, located on the Dock Road in Limerick, celebrated 25 years in style Thursday, December 12. 

Mick and Valerie Dolan first opened Dolan’s Pub 25 years ago with the intention of creating a traditional Irish music pub with live music every night. Since then, it has expanded into a Warehouse hosting top international musicians, the brand ‘Dolan Presents’ bringing live acts to the Milk Market and most recently adding the ‘Live at the Docklands’ concert series. 




Having hosted acts such as Mumford and Sons, Franz Ferdinand, The Waterboys, Chic and Kasabian, Gavin James and many others, Dolans has become a household name in the Irish music scene. 


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However, Dolan’s has proved to be much more than just a venue, for many some of their best memories took place here.  

In a special ‘Dolan’s 25 Years’ segment by the Limerick Leader, several acts and attendees from over the years recount their best memories and what Dolans means to them. 

Bressie from ‘The Blizzards’ recalls Dolan’s being the first show they ever sold out, Finbar Furey praises not only Dolan’s music but also, it’s pints, ‘Riptide Movement’ refers to a visit to Dolan’s as “like you’re calling around to your uncle and aunt’s house for dinner.”

Councillor Daniel Butler has one exceptionally special memory of Dolans- proposing to his, now wife, Tania on stage at a Hypnotic Brass Ensemble gig! 

As is clear from the 12-page spread of appreciation by the Limerick Leader, the countless sell-out gigs and the crowds that gathered to congratulate the family last night- Dolan’s has made a huge impact on Limerick. 

And in the words of Mick Dolan himself, “If the next 25 years are as good as what went before, we are in for one hell of a journey.”

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Dolans 25 Year Anniversary

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.