History of Devitts
In the family since 1977, Devitts ‘Cusack Stand’ in Camden Street is a well-established popular traditional Dublin pub.
On a prominent corner, Devitts overlooks the ever-changing Camden Street, a popular shopping and socialising street for many years now. Camden Street is great for a pub crawl, and if you can survive the 18 or so pubs up along the street you can withstand a lot!
Proprietor Willie Devitt, a Limerick man and ex-Dublin hurler, has established a fine sports bar over the years. The GAA and Irish and Munster rugby are a constant feature throughout the pub, as is echoed in the decor, with every wall covered with Irish sporting memorabilia.
Not many pubs can boast a family-run ethic these days in Dublin, but Devitts succeeds in this regard, as is demonstrated by the ever-returning customer base from the surrounding locality, as well as overseas. You never know who you could end up sitting beside, from prominent journalists like Con Houlihan to Hollywood movie stars such as Gabriel Byrne, and music stars including Glenn Hansard, Jape and The Coronas. The Irish rugby team have also been known to pop in for a quiet few pints on a long weekend!
A great pub for a chat and a few sociables, Devitts is a real ‘classic’ pub with no gimmicks to promote itself other than the fact is it is a drinkers pub in very sense of the word. Devitts is recommended by dublinpubscene.com “for a quiet pint or as a meeting place”.