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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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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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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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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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Barley Cove Beach Hotel

Barley Cove Beach HotelBarley Cove, Goleen, Crookhaven, Co. Cork
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blairs Inn

Blairs InnCloghroe, Blarney, Co. Cork
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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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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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The Bodega @ St. Peters Market

The Bodega @ St. Peters MarketCornmarket Street, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 XV07
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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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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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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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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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ReardensReardens of Washington Street Ltd, 26 Washington Street, Cork City, Co. Cork, T12 WNP8
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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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Kinsale Brewing Company

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