Many of us will already know that John Kavanagh's pub in Glasnevin - known to everyone as The Gravediggers - is undoubtedly one of the best pubs in Dublin.

However, it seems that one of the world's most famous singers is also aware of that fact, as he dropped into the Gravediggers for a short time yesterday.

Rod Stewart visited the pub, which is located next to Glasnevin Cemetery, on the anniversary of 1916 Rising leader Joseph Plunkett's anniversary. Plunkett married Grace Gifford hours before he was executed at Kilmainham Gaol on May 4th 2016, and his widow was later immortalised in the Wolfe Tones' song 'Grace'.

Stewart, meanwhile, covered the song 'Grace' on his 2018 album 'Blood Red Roses'.

The pub posted a picture of the dapper singer posing with bar staff, saying: "We were delighted that legendary Rocker Mr Rod Stewart stopped by today on the anniversary of Grace Glifford & Joseph Plunketts Wedding & of course Joseph Plunketts execution.

"Oh Grace, just hold me in your arms & let this moment linger."

They said that the London-born singer had been "an absolute gentleman" on his visit.

A number of famous musicians have visited the pub in the past, including Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Boy George, who filmed part of his 'Who Do You Think You Are?' episode there.

Last year he told RTE Radio 1's Miriam O'Callaghan that he had been looking for a home in Dublin for some time and had bought an apartment near the Aviva Stadium.

“If I get out on my balcony, I’m going to see crowds on a Saturday afternoon. The oceans and beaches, it’s gorgeous,” he said. "I love the pubs in Dublin.”