Who We Are

Run by Dublin publicans, for Dublin publicans

for 200 years

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is the trade association and representative body for the publicans of Dublin. Established in 1817, the LVA will celebrate its bicentenary this year, making it oldest trade association in Ireland, with a 200 year long unbroken history.

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. The LVA is a membership-based organisation and is funded by membership subscriptions.

The Association has approximately 600 members, with some of the most successful and visionary publicans in the country among their members. Collectively the LVA represent almost 85% of all pubs in Dublin and Bray. LVA members collectively sell more than a quarter of all 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.

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