Traditional Pubs in Ireland



Top 10 Traditional Pubs in Ireland



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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination if you over 18 years of age and a Trad Music lover, the these spots in Ireland are the perfect place for you.

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Narrowing down all charming pubs around Ireland into a short list seemed impossible. But here you have it, Car Rental Ireland's top Trad spots in Ireland.



Best Traditional Bars in Ireland



Hughes Dublin

A really traditional pub, complete with a separate room for the more serious musicians to play in. If you're just in the mood to listen while you sip your pint, then there's more than enough space for you. The music usually kicks off at around 9.30pm nightly Saturday through Tuesday. By day, the pub caters to the sobering conversations of barristers, solicitors and their clients from the nearby Four Courts.



The Cobblestone, Dublin

If you're in search of a night in a real local, then look no further. You can hear live music here every night, from sean-nós singing to real céilis. The Cobblestone, Tom Mulligan’s traditional Irish music bar and venue. The Mulligan family have been playing Irish music for five generations, no one can remember back any further. Tom’s laid back and friendly pub is built on family tradition – respect for music and culture.



Mc Neils Dublin

O’Neill’s is a genuine traditional Old Irish pub renowned for its friendly staff and patrons, its great atmosphere and world-famous food. It looks like a regular pub from the outside, but inside it’s a pleasure to drink in, with its various nooks and crannies, upstairs and down.



Buckley’s Bar, Killarney

A favourite of the locals, this bar is usually full of people and you can always count on a very impressive and sometimes impromptu music session. With or without music, Buckley's is a beautiful place to sit and discuss the world. Its oak panelled walls and turf fire reflect the timelessness of a good Irish pub, combining character, characters and good cráic. While in Clare, why not take a trip out to the Ring of Kerry's



Mc Ganns, Clare

You can expect nightly music here during the summer months, so get in early if you want to experience a traditional session.



Mc Dermotts pub, Clare

Known for its Food, its Craic and its Traditional music. Well worth a visit! While in Clare, why not take a trip out to the Burren Loop.



An Spailpín Fánac, Cork

An Spailpín Fánac is a character-filled pub with a warm, Irish atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy traditional music nightly and the Cork Singer’s Club on Sunday evenings. There’s always a bit of great craic in store as well.



De Bannas, Cork

Long standing associations with Noel Redding, Paddy Keenan, Folk artists Christy Moore and Roy Harper have served as the cornerstones of this little venues worldwide renown as one of the finest music house’s in Ireland. In these three decades musicians from all genres and generations have fed into the Folk Club’s magical history, with almost every performance seemingly woven into the brickwork of its worn, familiar walls.



Crane Bar, Galway

The Crane Bar on Sea Road is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has long been a haunt of those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. While in Galway it woud be a shame to miss the beautiful Sky Road Route.



Ti Joe Wattys, Inis More

Tí Joe Watty’s is a welcoming local Aran islands bar with good food, music and craic. The bar is well placed in Kilronan Village, at the cross-roads to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony. It has a lovely Beer Garden with wonderful trees which offer shade from the sun and from the wind and an open fire inside. When you drink at Tí Joe Watty’s, you drink with the locals.



As these craic agus ceol Bars and Pubs are spread across the Country we would highly suggest renting a Car Rental Ireland car to insure you don’t miss any of these Trad spots.

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