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Dublin, Ireland - Where to play?

By maffewl

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    I'll be travelling to Dublin, Ireland soon. Curious if there's any pinball around the area?

    #2 4 years ago

    One day I want to go so curious too!

    #3 4 years ago

    I was there last year and can honestly say I didn't see a single pin. I also wasn't look for them, so take it with a grain of salt. Honestly, I think that pins are going to be far down on your list when you're there. Ireland a truly an amazing place with so much to do and see.

    #4 4 years ago

    I found an acdc at one of the arcades on the main strip when I was there. Can't remember the name of the place but I want to say I found it using the locator map here on pinside. I remember it was on the north side of town near the university and the very large obelisk. I found dublin to be very much like any city in the US, I personally got bored pretty quick

    #5 4 years ago
    Quoted from PinballTilt:

    I found dublin to be very much like any city in the US, I personally got bored pretty quick

    You shouldn't stay more than a few days in Dublin. You have to get out and see Ireland, that's the real treat. Kilkenny, Cork, Wicklow mountains, cliffs of moher, Dingle peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Galway, Ashford Castle ect ect ect If you just go to Dublin, you'll totally miss out.

    #6 4 years ago

    Didn't see a single pin in all of Ireland last May.

    3 weeks later
    #7 4 years ago

    Just as a follow up, I wasn't on the hunt per se, but did find a good condition ACDC Pro at Dr. Quirkey's on O'Connell St. It took about 20 of my Euros.

    P.s. The tilt was quite loose, and the machine was on a tile floor. Easy slide saves available.

    5 months later
    #8 3 years ago

    Hi all

    Am on the lookout for my first machine. Likes hen's teeth in Ireland. Just wondering has anyone here experience shipping from outside. There seems great value in the USA but could but could be expensive to import. Any input would be appreciated.

    #9 3 years ago

    better value in the UK with sterling the way it is.
    pinballinfo.co.uk is your best bet.Allow 200e for shipping.
    I have a creech for sale myself (kildare) but might be too expensive for a first pin .
    Once you get into the scene (pinball league) they are not that rare !

    #10 3 years ago

    There are a few Irish based owners in the U.K. based pinball info forum, you might want to have a look on there.

    3 weeks later
    #11 3 years ago

    Coming back to Ireland next spring. Any other games on location?

    5 months later
    #12 3 years ago

    Found a barcade called Token, in Dublin.
    8 machines in the basement... Arabian Nights, MM, Funhouse, Sttng, Stern Simpsons, Addams, Roadshow, TOM

    GI out on most (in dark room)
    A few weak flippers.
    Arabian's lanch needs align.
    But over all, level and playable.
    And they all had PinGulps!

    1 month later
    #13 3 years ago

    yeah going there in October and looks like Token is the only place to go or I am wrong ?

    #14 3 years ago

    I go to Dublin every 3 months and can confirm Token is it except for the one offs in the “casino” type places. None of the pins in Dublin are particularly well taken care of, but I couldn’t complain after Token opened up because for the last 2 years I was playing a beat up POS AC/DC as the only pin I could find there.

    #15 3 years ago

    If I remember correctly, there was a Guardians and a Star Wars Pro at "Dr. Quirkey's Good Time Emporium" casino too.

    #16 3 years ago

    Brutal. Dublin is a supposed 'World Class' city, charging 'World Class' rents to its inhabitants...but its pinball scene is beyond weak. Probably the worst of any western capital I can think of.

    That said, I love Ireland and the Irish.

    #17 3 years ago

    There are 2 places in Dublin with pins.

    Dr Quirkeys as was said with new Gotg and SW and a hipster bar called Token in Smithfield D2 (about 15 mins from city center)with 8 machines MM,TSPP,STNNG,TOTAN,FH,RS,TOM. and can't remember the last along with 40 or so retro games all set on tokens @50c a go.
    TZ off the floor when I was last there 2 weeks ago.

    #18 3 years ago

    Fibbers rock bar has Metallica Pro(although needed some slingshot rubbers when I dropped in to play 3 weeks ago), the square Tallaght have Starwars Pro, pretty sure quirkeys has Metallica aswell.
    Token pinballs were all in shite the only times I visited, missing balls, broken flippers, etc.

    1 year later
    #19 2 years ago

    Happy to say visited token tonight and it's a shrine to Pat Lawlor. Games were in good shape.

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