Who we are

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is the trade association and representative body for the publicans of Dublin. It is one of the oldest trade associations in the country with an unbroken history tracing back to its foundation in 1817. 

The purpose of the Association is to represent the views of the publicans of Dublin to key stakeholders and to promote their strategic business interests. We are a membership-based organisation and are funded via membership subscriptions.

The LVA has approximately 600 members and collectively represents 85% of all publicans in Dublin and Bray. Our members sell over a quarter of the alcohol sold through the licensed trade in Ireland and play a pivotal role in the business, social and cultural life of our Capital city.