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Top Choice Traditional Music in Doolin

Doolin Music House

For a change from Doolin's crowded music pubs, book ahead to visit local musician Christy Barry's cosy home, which is filled with artworks by his artist partner Sheila. By the open fire, Christy plays traditional tu…
Top Choice Live Music in Grafton Street & Around

Devitt’s

Devitt’s – aka the Cusack Stand – is one of the favourite places for the city’s talented musicians to display their wares, with sessions as good as any you’ll hear in the city centre. Highly recommended.
Traditional Music in Merrion Square & Around

O'Donoghue's

There's traditional music nightly in the old bar of this famous boozer. Regular performers include local names such as Tom Foley, Joe McHugh, Joe Foley and Maria O'Connell.
Traditional Music in Ennis

Cois na hAbhna

Traditional Irish music, dancing, singing and Irish language are promoted at this important regional resource centre for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ; Society of the Musicians of Ireland), 1.5km north of town. C…
Live Music in Dundalk

Spirit Store

Downstairs this sunset-pink-painted place is your typical harbour-front bar, full of character and characters. Upstairs is a state-of-the-art live venue, with a terrific sound system that is beloved of both the crow…
Live Music in Temple Bar

Workman's Club

A 300-capacity venue and bar in the former working-men's club of Dublin. The emphasis is on keeping away from the mainstream, which means everything from singer-songwriters to electronic cabaret. When the live music…
Live Music in Cork City

Fred Zeppelins

There’s a hard edge to this dark den of a bar, popular with goths, rockers and anyone who feels uncomfortable leaving the house without a packet of Rizlas. It's been on the go for 20 years, and is known for its live…
Live Music in Grafton Street & Around

Whelan's

Perhaps the city's most beloved live-music venue is this midsize room attached to a traditional bar. This is the singer-songwriter's spiritual home: when they're done pouring out the contents of their hearts on stag…
Live Music in Southside

Bowery

With its burnished wood, intricate chandeliers and ship-shaped stage, this music venue is one of the best-looking bars in the city. It features live performances every night of the week, from ska to disco to reggae,…
Live Music in Cork City

Crane Lane Theatre

Part pub, part vintage ballroom, this atmospheric venue is decked out in 1920s to 1940s decor, with a courtyard beer garden as a central oasis. It stages a wide range of live music gigs and DJ nights, many with free…