Rod Stewart visits famous Dublin pub

No trip to Dublin is complete without a pint in one of the city’s famous watering holes.

Music legend Sir Rod Stewart pays a visit to a famous Dublin pub.

The 77-year-old singer-songwriter was snapped during a visit to the iconic John Kavanagh, The Gravediggers pub in Glasnevin.

Sending local fans into a frenzy, Sir Rod can be seen posing for photos with bar staff and wearing a suitably snazzy check jacket.

An important anniversary – marking the day

Rod Stewart visits famous Dublin pub.
Credit: Twitter / @thegravedigger2

The photos of Rod Stewart in the famous Dublin pub were posted to John Kavanagh, The Gravedigger’s social media accounts yesterday.

Staff were “delighted” to welcome the iconic musician. The post read, “What a legend so delighted that Mr Rod Stewart stopped in… yes folks music legend…

“And today, on the date that Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett were married in 1916 and the same date he was executed.”

Rod Stewart has been a lifelong fan of Celtic football team and is often seen spectating at matches. The Irish ballad ‘Grace’, written by Frank and Seán O’Meara, is often sung by fans at games.

Sir Rod released a cover of ‘Grace’ in 2018. The song tells the tale of the marriage between Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford hours before his execution on 4 May 1916.

Rod Stewart visits famous Dublin pub – beside the iconic Glasnevin Cemetery

Stewart covered the song 'Grace' about Irishwoman Grace Gifford.

John Kavanagh, The Gravediggers, is located behind the famous Glasnevin Cemetery. It is here that many Irish historical figures have been laid to rest.

Among them is the eponymous Grace Gifford of the famous Irish ballad. No doubt Sir Rod was paying a visit to Gifford’s grave to mark the important anniversary before stopping in at the iconic pub for a pint.

According to the Guinness Guru, the Gravediggers is home to one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin. So, the pub is a must-visit for any fans of the black stuff.

His new local – setting up home in Dublin

Rod Stewart visits famous Dublin pub.
Credit: Instagram / @sirrodstewart

Last year, the music icon purchased a house in Ballsbridge worth an estimated €6.5 million. So, hopefully, this won’t be the last time Sir Rod Stewart visits famous Dublin pub.

Fans can look forward to his upcoming tour in support of his latest album, The Tears of Hercules, at the end of this year. The musician is due to perform in Dublin’s 3Arena on 18 November. Then, he will head to Belfast to perform at the SSE Arena on 20 December.

Tickets are still up for grabs on Ticketmaster to see the icon do what he does best.

Irish fans can’t believe the music superstar stopped off at the famous Dublin pub. One commented, “The first pint is the sweetest”, playing on the title of Sir Rod’s 1976 hit, ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’.

Another commented, “Wow, well done, Rod, best Guinness in town, in my favourite pub in Dublin, which used to be my local, and now I live around the corner from Rod!”

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