Irish music with a 14 year old?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 15, 2012 3:10 AM Last Post By: tony2phones
Dec 10, 2012 5:52 PM
Irish music with a 14 year old?We're going to Ireland this spring. Our 14 year old loves traditional Irish music, so we'd like to hear some while we're in Dublin or Kilkenny. I would assume that a pub would be the most likely place, but I've read that many pubs don't allow children in the evenings. Any idea where we should go?
Dec 10, 2012 10:12 PM
Dec 11, 2012 1:19 AM
2Generally children under 15 years of age are not allowed in bars in Ireland unless they are accompanied by an adult, but every bar has a right to say no to anyone.
Children under the age of 15 cannot enter a bar of a licensed premises if they are not with a parent or guardian.
Children aged 15 and over, but under 18, are allowed in the bar of a licensed premises unaccompanied.
Unaccompanied children aged 15 to 17 and accompanied children under 15 may remain in the bar of a licensed premises between the hours of 10:30am (12:30pm on a Sunday) and 9:00pm.
From 1 May to 30 September each year the until time changes to 10:00pm.
However, unaccompanied children aged from 15 to 17 and accompanied children under 15 may stay in the bar of the premises after 9:00pm (and after 10:00pm during the period from 1 May to 30 September each year) if they are attending a private function at which a substantial meal is served.
Where the licence-holder feels that a child's presence in the bar could reasonably be regarded as harmful to a child's health, safety or welfare, then such a child is not allowed in the bar of that licensed premises, even if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Where a licensed premises is a dedicated off-licence, a person under the age of 18 is not allowed to enter or remain on that premises without being accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Dec 11, 2012 8:55 AM
Dec 12, 2012 6:20 PM
4accompanied children under 15 may remain in the bar of a licensed premises between the hours of 10:30am (12:30pm on a Sunday) and 9:00pm.
I'm impressed, Micky...that's exactly right...
Publicans usually operate on a common sense basis, so if you identify a likely place, pop in and discuss it with the manager and he may just turn a 'blind eye', particularly if you let him know that you've done your homework and understand the way the law is in Ireland...
Dec 14, 2012 6:34 PM
5broadcast on 14/12/2012 " ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE "
find via RTE.IE / PLAYER
about Ennis County Clare, and the connection with Trad music.
Dec 15, 2012 3:10 AM
6When do you call "Spring" The Fledh Nua is on in Ennis the end of May, there are a few things the beginning of May end of April but where else will you be other than Dublin (which is not a hub for Trad, maybe the Brazen Head) and Kilkeny (A few options) which has a big tourist push/funding going on next year.
Also look into the local Comhaltas organisations, many of which have weekly or monthly Sessions. http://comhaltas.ie/locations/
Edited by: tony2phones
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