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Nightlife in Ireland

Ireland's nightlife is world-renowned. From cosy country pubs to lively city nightclubs and cafes, there is something for everyone here. The pub is still the centre of the Irish nightlife and is a great place for talking, meeting people, catching up on some local gossip, eating, drinking and generally having a good time.

Traditional pubs are still the most common type in the country with the basic pleasures of good beer, good conversation and few frills. Local musicians often play at such places so if that's what you're after it's usually worth asking round.

The larger towns and cities also have more modern / cosmopolitan type places including some continental-style cafe-bars, disco-bars and of course nightclubs. Dublin, with its young working population has probably one of the most eventful nightlife scenes in Europe. In other cities such as Belfast, Galway and Cork with their young student populations there are always music events on all year round.

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The Lime Kiln Gastropub

The Lime Kiln GastropubMain Street, Julianstown, Co. Meath
Nestled in the valley of the River Nanny, in the village of Julianstown’s is the north east’s newest Gastropub, The Lime Kiln. Offering an exciting food menu, great wines and a range of specially selected craft beer from around the world.
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Fitzsimons21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D02 YK79, Co. Dublin
Fitzsimons Restaurant with a full bar overlooks the River Liffey. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food at reasonable prices. Our extensive menu contains an exciting selection of Irish and European dishes.
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The Vaults

The VaultsHarbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
Excellent atmospheric local pub, reputation for best Pint in Blackrock. Enjoy an evening out while taking in the live music (Thurs -Sunday)
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The Bodega @ St. Peters Market

The Bodega @ St. Peters MarketCornmarket Street, Cork City, Co. Cork
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Mount Oval Bar

Mount Oval BarMount Oval Village, Rochestown, Cork City, Co. Cork
Mount Oval is a vibrant bar & restaurant located just outside Cork City
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The Tory Top

Tory Top Road, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Excellent location. stituated, between Musgrave Park and Turners cross so whatever your fancy come in and see us after the match!
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Cassidy's Bar

Cassidy's BarWestmoreland St, Dublin 2
Cassidy's is a real Irish bar with a bohemian atmosphere serving wholesome traditional and international food all day. There are three floors with Jazz in the basement, a piano bar and mezzanine area. There is a host of entertainment to be had with tradit
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Pembroke Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
cork citys livelest authentic pub.downstairs traditional style,upstairs trendy and chic late bar weekends 2 am. music sundays. string quartet sat.
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The Pub Bar And Restaurant

Greenwell St, Newtownards, BT23 8LX, Ireland
The Pub offers friendly service with good value 1st class food. Excellent
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Kudos Bar @ The Clarion

Kudos Bar @ The ClarionLapps Quay, Cork City, Co. Cork
Located on the Boardwalk of the Cork City Quarter serving delicious Asian food, straight from the wok.
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The Academy

Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Nightclub and venue on Middle Abbey Street.
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Le Cheile

104 North Main Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
famous 4 our cocktails & foriegn beers and coffees food til 8.the comp bar!
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Dan Buckley's Bar at The RAC 4 Star Castle Hotel

Main Street, Macroom, Co Cork, Ireland
Dan Buckley's Bar at The RAC 4 Star Castle Hotel. Part of a 5 Million Euro Development. Open daily for Carvery Lunch (12-3pm)and dinner until 9.15pm.
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Lifeboat Inn

Main Street, Courtmacsherry, Co Cork, Ireland
The Life Boat Inn Great food served every day from 12- 9 beside the Sea Live Music such as Paddy Casey, Snow Patrol, Molly Maguires, Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Pete James, The Lace
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Rathmines Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
The Portobello is a famous meetingplace in Dublin city, to enjoytraditional Irish Hospitality,good food and entertainment.
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Main Street, Glenties, Ireland
Keeney's is a well known and loved bar in this area. With a warm and freindly enviorment and great bar staff, you always feel welcome at Keeneys.
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The Welcome Inn

24 Parnell Place, Cork City, Co. Cork
To one of the oldest and last remaining traditional bars in Cork.
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Bad Bobs

Bad BobsEast Essex St, Temple Bar, Co. Dublin
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Matt The Millers

1 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Situated by the river Nore in Kilkenny Matt's offers a real warm party atomsphere, with the best of food and drink, Matt
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28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Traditional bar offering Irish music session every Monday night, plus a mix of music, theatre, comedy in 100 seater venue at rear.Regular art exhibitions by Phyl Cleere.
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Kinsale Brewing Company

The Glen, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
Kinsale Brewing Company is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Beers.
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Donaghmede Inn

Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Excellent atmospheric local pub,with genuine local clientele.Great interest in all things sporting.Reputation for best Pint in North Dublin.Top music.
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Buskers Bar

Buskers BarFleet Street, Temple Bar, Co. Dublin
Buskers Bar, situated in the heart of Temple Bar, offers a bright and airy decor and a fun and lively atmosphere. Big Screens and food served all day makes Buskers a perfect venue for that match you can't miss or that after work party you have to go
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Washington Street West, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Costigan's, one of the original pubs full of friendly people and great craic!
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The White Horse Inn

Georges Quay, Dublin, Ireland
the white horse is a sophisticated modern bar by the river liffey. its exotic with impressive decor. dublins hottest venue for live jazz 7 nights
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The Coast Inn

67 Church Street, Skerries, Ireland
4 Bars, Big screens, Beer Garden.A place for all ages to enjoy any occasion
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Washington Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cosy setting, irish rock ,Alternative & Indie music, Pitchers of beer available. GAA matchces shown. Perfect for a couple of pints in a friendly bar.
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Inn By The Harbour

Ballycotton, Co Cork, Ireland
If you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, you need look no further than the Inn by the Harbour in Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland. The breathtaking views and relaxed
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New Central

29 Peter Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
The New Central is located in the centre of Drogheda.It has live music most nights and shows sports on a big screen .
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ReardensReardens of Washington Street Ltd, 26 Washington Street, Cork City, Co. Cork
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The Red Cove Inn

Avenue De Rennes, Mahon, Cork City, Co Cork, Ireland
Very Large lounge bar located right in the centre of Mahon in Cork. Live Music every weekend. Great athmosphere and friendly barstaff. A must!!
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Nostromo Private Party Venue

Nostromo Private Party Venue25a Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
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Caroline St, Cork City, Co Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cafe bar with a nightclub,Scotts successfully combines the demands of a nighttime hotspot with a thriving lunch and evening food custom. Live music Thurs & Fri. Smoking available
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Barley Cove Beach Hotel

Barley Cove Beach HotelBarley Cove, Goleen, Crookhaven, Co. Cork
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Victors Bar, Club House Hotel

Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Popular Pub in City Centre, featuring Live music at Weekends. Meals served lunch & evening,every day, featuring contemporary Irish Cuisine:from €5.75.
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Biddy Earlys

6 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
a lively entertaining pub in which you can truly enjoy quality beverages served by bottle flipping bartenders. Home of Kilkenny Wildcats rugby team. Entertainment nightly..
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South Main Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Roof Top Bar above Captain Americas Cookhouse Cocktails and wines are our specialities Large outdoor terrace areaGlass Bar which changes colour
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Blairs Inn

Blairs InnCloghroe, Blarney, Co. Cork
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Jack's Bar & Grill

Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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Revolution Gastro Bar

Revolution Gastro BarJohn Street, Waterford City, Co. Waterford
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The Beerhouse

The Beerhouse84.5 Capel St, Dublin 1
The Beerhouse serves up a wide and seasonally changing range of craft and premium beers, fine wines and ciders, and fun and unique cocktails (such as the liquor milkshake and beach bucket to share…), all in a home away from home atmosphere. Stocking lots
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The Elm Tree Bar & Restaurant

The Elm Tree Bar & RestaurantGlounthaune, Cork City, Co. Cork
The Elm Tree, Glounthaune is a family business, run by proprietors Derek & Lorraine Walshe. The Elm Tree's success is very much based upon our team who enjoy providing quality and service in all areas of the business.
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