Both poets and priests have resided at the Castle Inn over the centuries. In the 1600s it was home to the Usher family, one of whom became the Archbishop of Armagh and in 1750 the grandfather of the Irish poet James Mangan ran a porter house here becoming probably ''one of the first Dublin pubs to serve Guinness''.
In more recent times,The Castle Inn continued this poetic tradition. Renowned as a ballad venue in the 1960s it had such great Irish folk legends as Paddy Reilly, The Emmet Spiceland, The Young Folk as well as The Dubliner's play within its four walls.
With a heritage that is unique and a history that's long it is perhaps only fitting that The Castle Inn is now part of another great tradition - FXB's Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurants. Bringing a reputation for quality and food and service of an exceptionally high standard the FXB food experience can now be enjoyed in this medieval style heritage pub.
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere, live ballad sessions and award winning steak and seafood while sampling a pint of the black stuff all in the heart of the Old City of Dublin
The Castle Inn - ''Bia den scoth i groilar na cathrach''