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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, A92 PP23
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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The Vaults

The VaultsHarbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Fitzsimons21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D02 YK79, Co. Dublin, D02YK79
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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Washington Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 HF95
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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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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Barley Cove Beach Hotel

Barley Cove Beach HotelBarley Cove, Goleen, Crookhaven, Co. Cork
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Washington Street West, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 N768
Costigan's, one of the original pubs full of friendly people and great craic!
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Cassidy's Bar

Cassidy's BarWestmoreland St, Dublin 2, D02 PX77
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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The Pink Elephant - Cork

The Pink Elephant - CorkHarbour View, Kilbrittain, Kilbrittian, Co. Cork, P72 HC79
The Pink Elephant is an owner-run restaurant and bar set in a wonderful coastal location in West Cork. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Great cuisine, great scenery and a great welcome.
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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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Kudos Bar @ The Clarion

Kudos Bar @ The ClarionLapps Quay, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 RD6E
Located on the Boardwalk of the Cork City Quarter serving delicious Asian food, straight from the wok.
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Revolution Gastro Bar

Revolution Gastro BarJohn Street, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, X91 V520
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ReardensReardens of Washington Street Ltd, 26 Washington Street, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 WNP8
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Blairs Inn

Blairs InnCloghroe, Blarney, Co. Cork
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Main Street, Glenties, Ireland, F94 R6VA
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 Tory Top

Tory Top Road, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 TK52
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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Biddy Earlys

6 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 Y728
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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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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The Bodega @ St. Peters Market

The Bodega @ St. Peters MarketCornmarket Street, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 XV07
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Donaghmede Inn

Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland, D13 X966
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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Dan Buckley's Bar at The RAC 4 Star Castle Hotel

Main Street, Macroom, Co Cork, Ireland, P12 X293
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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Nostromo Private Party Venue

Nostromo Private Party Venue25a Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
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New Central

29 Peter Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland, A92 P381
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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Bad Bobs

Bad BobsEast Essex St, Temple Bar, Co. Dublin, D02 Y891
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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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Jack's Bar & Grill

Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland, K34 ET22
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John Cleere's Bar

28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Looking for lunch in Kilkenny? How about a pizza during the game? We're now serving fresh soup and sandwiches daily with pizzas available during the day and throughout the evening. We also have a large selection of Solaris Botanical Teas, straight fr
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The Academy

Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, D01 W573
Nightclub and venue on Middle Abbey Street.
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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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McCormack's White Horse Inn

Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, D02 ED72
Small, trendy pub.
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Rathmines Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, D02 CF40
The Portobello is a famous meetingplace in Dublin city, to enjoytraditional Irish Hospitality,good food and entertainment.
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Mount Oval Bar

Mount Oval BarMount Oval Village, Rochestown, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 DDA0
Mount Oval is a vibrant bar & restaurant located just outside Cork City
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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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Pembroke Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 HK12
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 Red Cove Inn

Avenue De Rennes, Mahon, Cork City, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 CK2P
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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Kinsale Brewing Company

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

104 North Main Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 K8XY
famous 4 our cocktails & foriegn beers and coffees food til 8.the comp bar!
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Victor's Restaurant @ The Club House Hotel

Victor's Restaurant @ The Club House HotelPatrick Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 DX76
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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant (Near Dublin Zoo)

Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant (Near Dublin Zoo)30-32 Parkgate Street, Parkgate-street, Dublin 8, D08 W6X3
Classic Irish Bar & Restaurant situated at the heart of Dublin on Parkgate Street close to the famous Phoenix Park, The Guinness Storehouse, Heuston Station and Ireland's Jameson Distillery, and only a short stroll from the national museum at Col
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Lifeboat Inn

Main Street, Courtmacsherry, Co Cork, Ireland, P72 EA89
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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South Main Street, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland, T12 YKP6
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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Inn By The Harbour

Ballycotton, Co Cork, Ireland, P25 FY94
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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The Welcome Inn

24 Parnell Place, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 HV2X
To one of the oldest and last remaining traditional bars in Cork.
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Matt the Millers Bar & Restaurant

Matt the Millers Bar & Restaurant1 John Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 PY7D
Matt the Millers is arguably one of the most popular pubs in Kilkenny. Customers are spoiled for choice with great food, a lively bar and music venue in a pub that has maintained its true Medieval Character. The energetic bar features four floors wit
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Buskers Bar

Buskers BarFleet Street, Temple Bar, Co. Dublin, D02 WD51
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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