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Johnny Masons, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Hagan House, The Ramparts
Co. Louth

Tel: +353 (0) 42 935 3997
Proprietor: Mr Brian O'Hare

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About Us

The name "JM's" tells a story common to many Irish families in the 1800's. Barney O'Hare was a stone mason in a small town called Glen in Co. Down. There were many families with the name O'Hare living in the area, and as was the usual tradition in Ireland at that time, each family was given a nickname to tell them apart. As Barney was a stone mason by trade his clan were called the masons. In 1908 Barney and his wife Elizabeth welcomed a son called John to the family. Johnny Mason, as he was known, worked hard all his life and married Mary in 1949, they went on to have a large family. In tribute and remembrance to their father and grandfather before them, the family named this bar & restaurant "Johnny Mason's".

Located in the heart of Dundalk Town Centre, JM's has the look and feel of a traditional hearty Irish pub. From the oak floors, hand carved mirrors and stained glass windows, JM's is the ideal place to enjoy a perfectly poured pint from one of our knowledgeable staff. We offer a wide variety of beers, wines, speciality coffee drinks and a fully stocked top shelf bar. Our staff are more than happy to provide you with your favourite tipple or perhaps offer suggestions for a new favourite.

Whether it's a quiet pint or some lively chat you're after, why not drop into JM's on the Ramparts. You will always be sure of a friendly welcome.


JM's is the perfect location to catch the big game. With ample seating and plenty of plasma screen TVs, we're sure to have the game you want on.

There's something on every night from traditional music and live bands to "You're the DJ" with our free jukebox.

We operate a family friendly policy, complete with a variety of children's options and half portions available on our menu.

Our clientele can enjoy a pint of the Black Stuff or one of our winter warmers while relaxing beside the open fire.

Our heated smoking area, fully equipped with wide screen TV is like home away from home.

We also have a large car park for your convenience, so you don't have to worry about parking in the busy town centre! Car park is fully flood lit with CCTV for your security.


There's something for everyone at JM's.
Monday - Traditional Music Session
Tuesday - Friday - "You're the D.J." with our free juke!
Saturday - Live Band
Sunday - Free Jukebox...your choice

Food served Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 8pm, Sunday 11.30am - 8pm

Free Fridays - Every Friday evening complimentary finger food for all our customers


When planning your next corporate gathering, family functions or party, be sure to keep Johnny Mason's in mind. Our staff are eager to turn your next event into the talk of the town! The menu can be tailored to meet your specific needs and tastes.

JM's serves up a mix of traditional Irish dishes and hearty pub grub. Famous for our delicious soups and homemade goujons, we have something for every occasion and budget.

Local Attractions

JM's is conveniently situated in the centre of Dundalk beside the Marshes Shopping Centre and only a minute's walk to Park Street and Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk's two premier shopping areas. The town itself offers many of the amenities and attractions you would find in a city. Only minutes from the M1, you will find a thriving town with a first class Horse & Dog Racing Track, golf courses, ice skating dome to name but a few.

So if you are looking for a bite to eat before the races, or somewhere to unwind after a busy day of sight-seeing and retail therapy, JM's is centrally located and only minutes from the train and bus stations, shopping areas and tourist office.

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Sport


  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • High Chairs
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access


Pub Reviews

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11 reviews

"Great food, great portions"

Had a meal with the family Saturday afternoon, excellent service and full plate of delicious food. Next time we are back in Dundalk we will definitely call in

Review published 20 March 2015
Posted by: Scotland

"Great food and the coffee is 2 die 4"

I've been in a few times 4 breakfast with my friends and have 2 say the girls that served us were very nice and friendly and the breakfast was first class,,, went in last Saturday with my daughter 4 dinner and we were very impressed - food was lovely but have 2 say the best part was dessert, chocolate cake with ice-cream and chocolate sauce yummmmm it was heaven and a very nice portion i must say so. Thanks 2 u all :)

Review published 8 October 2011
Posted by: Theresa Bashford

"great atmosphere"

The staff always makes u feel welcome, the food is fab just like a home cooked dinner

Review published 8 October 2011
Posted by: Chenelle Martin

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