Established in 1754, The Brazen Head is Dublin’s oldest pub. With a lively bar that is full of character and a decent pub food offering, this is a popular venue for live music and storytelling. But the Brazen Head has a few stories of its own, and at least one of the characters that frequented the pub in life, appears to have kept coming back, long after “last orders” had been called.
Irish revolutionary, Robert Emmet, was a regular visitor to the pub, and elements of rebel activity were planned within its walls. On the 20th of September 1803, Emmet was hanged until dead and then beheaded. The exact whereabouts of his bodily remains are unknown, but his spirit returned to his favourite watering hole. Many have spotted his ghost in the bar, keeping a lookout for his enemies and the man who cut off his head – another regular patron.
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