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Session @ Friel's Kitchen

Lawlor's, Bagenelstown, 0503 21181
Sez Thurs.

The Mannor House, Bagenalstown, T+353-(0)503-21085
Sez Fr 9.30pm.

The Railway Bar, Bagenalstown, T +353-(0)503- 21525
Sez Th 9.30pm.

Mc Henry's, Ballon, T +353-(0)503-59112
Sez Fr 9.30pm.

The Green Drake Inn, Borris, T +353-(0)503-73116
Sez Wed & Fr 9.30pm.

Carlovian Bar, Tullow Street, Carlow, +353 86 8542436
Session 1st Fri, 9.30pm.

Miller's, Tullow Road, Carlow
Sez Sun.

Peggy's Place, Dublin Street, Carlow
Sez Th & Sat 9.30pm.

Reddys, Carlow
Sez Sat.

The Royal Hotel, Dublin Street, Carlow, T +353-0503-31621
Sez Tu 9.30pm.

Scraggs Alley, Tullow Street, Carlow, T +353-(0)503-42233
Sez Wed 9.30pm.

Seven Oakes Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, T +353-(0)503-31308
Sez Mo 9.30pm.

Smyth's, Carlow
Sez Sat & Sun.

Sgt. Peppers, Carlow
Sez Mon.

Teach Dolmain, Tullow Street, Carlow, T +353-(0)503-30911
Sez Thurs.

Osborne's, Cloneagle, 054 77359
Sez Sun.

P.J. Brennans, Barrack Street, Goresbridge, T +353-(0)503-75158
Sez Wed 9.30pm.

Rainbows, Leighlinbridge, 0503 21382
Sez Sun 5-7pm.

Manor House, Muine Beag

The Fighting Cocks, Nurney
Sez Sun 9.30pm.

The Border Inn, Palatine, 0503 41364
Sez Thurs.

The Harp Bar, Rathvilly, T +353-(0)503-61112
Sez Th 9.30pm.

The Bridge House, Tullow, 0503 52190
Sez Fri.

The Irish Bar, Church Street, Tullow
Sez Th 9.30pm.


Mary Brady's, Ballinagh
Sez 1st Sun.

Lizzie Buggies, Ballyconnell

The High Stool, Ballyjamesduff
Sez Thurs.

The Widows, Belturbet
Sez Sun.

Yukon Bar, Belturbet
Sez Fri.

Frank Eddie's, Blacklion
Traditionals on sunday nights.

Brady's Bar, Cavan
Sez Tues & Sun.

The Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan
Sez Wed.

McCauls, Cavan Town
Traditional music on Tues (and sometimes in weekends), blues played as well.

Dickies, Killeshandra
Sez Thurs.

Jamsie Macs, Killeshandra
Sez Thurs.

The Shamrock Bar, Killeshandra
Sez Sat or Sun (?).

The Pub, Kilnaleck
Sez Thurs.

Healy's, Virginia
Sez Thurs.


Monk's, Ballyvaughan, T 065 77059
Trad Sez on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

O'Brien's Bar, Ballyvaughan, T 065 77003
Trad sez on Fri-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep), Sat & Sun all year round.

Durty Nelly's, Bunratty, T 061 364861
Trad sez on Tues & Thurs 9.30pm all year round.

Bunratty Folk Park, T 061 360788
Music daily (June-Sep).

Fitzpatricks Hotel, Bunratty, T 061 361177
Sez Thurs, Fri, Sat (summer).

Mac's Pub, Bunratty, T 061 361050
Sez Wed (summer).

The Long Dock, Carrigaholt, T 065 58106
Trad on Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Landscape Bar, Clonlara Golf & Leisure, T 061 354141/354191
Trad on Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Turbridy's House, Bar, Guesthouse & Restaurant, Cooraclare, T 065 58107
Trad Fri all year round.

Walsh's, Cree Village, Cooraclare, T 065 59247
Trad Music on Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Corofin Arms, Main St, Corofin, 065 37373
Sez Sat 9.30pm occ. In summer: Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun.

Inchiquin Inn, Corofin, 065 37713
Trad. Fri in summer.

Ballyline Bar, Crusheen (on Gort road)
Ballyline Folk Club.

Fogarty's, Crusheen, T 065 27322
Sez Sat 9.30pm all year round. Singing session 2nd & 4th Wed.

McDermott, Roadford, Doolin, 065 74700
McGann's, Roadford, Doolin, 065 74133
O'Connor's, Fisher Street, Doolin, 065 74168
Doolin is titled the "mecca" of traditional music. Sezs are any night in summer, on weekends all year. Said to be a bit touristy, "now you have Americans or Australians coming to Doolin to listen to Germans or Dutch play Irish music!",,

The Igoe Inn, Doonbeg (Kilrush), T 065 55039
Trad on Mon 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Ocean View Bar (Mountrivers), Doonbeg (Kilrush), T 065 55064
Trad on Tues & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Boru's Porter House, West County Hotel, Ennis, T 065 28421
Trad on Fri & Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Brandon's Bar, O'Connell Street, Ennis
Ennis Singers Club 1st & 3rd Wed 9:30pm.

Brogan's, O'Connell Street, Ennis
Sez Tuesday night.

Ciaran's Bar, Francis. St, Ennis, T 065 40180
Trad Wed-Sun all year round.

Cruise's Pub, Ennis, T 065 28963
Trad every night all year long 10pm.

Custy's Traditional Music Shop, Francis Street, Ennis, T 065 21727
A "musical cornucopia" of traditional recordings, instruments, books.

Diamond Bar, 25 O'Connell St, T 065 28332
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Dillinger's, Market Place, Ennis
Live music regularly.

El Paso, 38 Parnell St, Ennis, T 065 23812
Trad on Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Fawls, Ennis
Trad Fri in summer.

Glór Irish Music Centre, Friar's Walk, Ennis

Kelly's Bar, 5 Carmody St, Ennis, T 065 28155
Sez Sat & Sun 9.30 pm all year round.

Lucas Bar, 74 Parnell St, Ennis, T 065 40894
Trad on Wed & Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Mary Kearney's, 1 Newbridge Rd, Lifford, Ennis, T 065 24888
Trad Wed-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Mickey's, Ennis, 065 7088132
Sez Fri.

O'Halloran's, Ennis, T 065 23090
Trad Mon, Thurs-Mon (summer).

The Old Ground, Ennis
Sez Thurs.

Paddy Quinn's, 7 Market St, Ennis, T 065 28148
Trad on Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Preacher's, Ennis, T 065 23300
Trad Sat (summer).

The Railway Bar, Ennis
Sez Sat.

Tailor Quigley's, Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, T 065 21247
Trad on Wed & Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Templegate Hotel, Ennis
All year round.

Cois na hAbhna, Ennis (about 3 km towards Gort)
Gaelic songs, folk music and dances, to be recommended.

Archway Bar, Main St, Ennistymon, T 065 71080
Trad Fri-Sun all year round.

Colley's House, Ennistymon, T 065 71712
Sez Thur - Sun all year round.

Daly's Matchmaker's, Main St, Ennistymon, T 065 719199
"The Matchmaker's Shack". Thur-Sun all year round.

Murtagh's, Ennistymon, T 065 7172
Trad Fri-Sun (summer).

Phil's Place, Main St, Ennistymon, T 065 71450
Trad on Friday 9.30pm all year round.

O'Donoghue's Village Pub, Fanore, T 065 76104
Trad Tues & Sat (summer).

Lena's Bar, Feakle, T 061 924277
Trad on Thursday 9.30pm all year round.

Pepper's Bar, Feakle
Sez Wed & Sat.

Rambler's Rest, Inagh, T 065 36639
Trad on Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Alders, The Square, Kildysart, T 065 32990
Sez Thurs & Sun all year round.

The Boghill Centre, Residential Music & Study Centre, Kilfenora
Trad Irish Music Workshops.

Linnane's, Kilfenora, T 065 88157
Sat & Sunday all year.

Nagle's Pub, Main St, Kilfenora, T 065 88133
Trad on Tues & Fri-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Vaughan's, Kilfenora, T 065 88004
Mon, Thur, Sat all year.

An Goilin, Myles' Creek, Kilkee, T 065 56670
Trad on Mon 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Central Bar, O'Curry Street, Kilkee
Folk music in summer.

O'Mara's Bar, 12 O'Curry St, Kilkee, T 065 56286
Trad on Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Strand Bar, Kilkee
Live music in summer.

Anchor Inn, Killaloe, T 061 376108
Sez Wed all year round.

Piper's Inn, Killaloe, T 061 376 885
Sez Fri-Sun all year round.

Daly's, Main St, Kilmihil, T 065 50005
Trad Sat & Sun 9.30pm all year round.

Crotty's, Market Square, Kilrush, T 065 52470
Tues all year.

Coleen Bawn Inn, Moore St, Kilrush, T 065 51176
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm all year.

Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, Henry St, Kilrush, T 065 51811
Trad on Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Way Inn, Van de Leur St, Kilrush, T 065 51157
Trad seven nights a week 9.30pm all year round.

Cornerstone Bar, Main St, Lahinch, T 065 81277
Trad on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Galvin's, Church St, Lahinch, T 065 81045
Trad on Mon, Thurs & Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep), Sat all year round.

The Nineteenth, Main St, Lahinch, T 065 81414
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep). Sat all year.

O'Looney's, The Promenade, Lahinch, T 065 81414
Trad on Mon, Wed & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Fanny O'Dea's, Liffeycasey
Sez Fri & Sat all year round.

The Irish Arms, Lisdoonvarna
Live music weekends.

Kincora Bar, Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, T 065 74300
Trad Thurs - Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna, T 065 74084
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Ocean View Bar, Main St, Miltown Malbay, T 065 84249
Trad on Wed, Fri - Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Bridge Bar, Mountshannon
Traditional live music Saturday night.

Cois na hAbhna, Mountshannon, T 061 927189
Trad on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Taylor's Bar, Moyasta (Kilrush), T 065 51284
Trad on Fri & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Tradaree Arms, Newmarket-On-Fergus, T 061 368193
Trad on Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

13 Pennies Pub, O'Briens Bridge, T 061 377800
Trad on Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Dalcassian Bar, Ruan (Ennis), T 065 37636/37741
Trad on Thurs - Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Ryan's Bar & Restaurant, Market Square, Scariff, T 061 921167
Trad on Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

McGreggor's, Sixmilebridge, T 061 369099
Sez Sat 9.30pm, Sun 6.30pm. Folk club Sun.

Duggan's, Spancil Hill
Singing Session 1st Fri.

Joyce's Bar, Tuamgraney
SAMS Sharing Acoustic Music and Song 1st Tues.

Torpey's Bar, Tulla, T 065 35130
Trad on Sun 9.30pm all year.


Jimmy's, Allihies, T 027 73119
Sez Thursday all year round.

Rose O'Sullivan's, Main Street, Ballydehob
Live music Fridays.

The Mills Bar, Ballyvourney
Sez Sat afternoon.

The Anchor Inn, Baltimore
Sezs in summer.

Declan McCarthy, Baltimore
Live music regularly.

Kilgoban Bar, Barrack Street/Glengarriff Road, Bantry
Sezs frequently.

1796, Bantry
Tuesday folk. Traditionals regularly.

Rosies, Carrigaline
Live Music 9.30pm.

Hole In The Wall, Castletownbere
Sezs regularly.

Ivy Bar, Castletownbere, T 027 70114
Sez Friday (May-Dec).

Lynch's Bar, Castletownbere
Live Music frequently.

The Spinning Wheel, Castletownroche
Traditional music regularly.

De Barra's, Clonakilty
Trad sez Mon 9.45pm.

An Teach Beag, Clonakilty, T 023 33250

The Sirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club, Cobh
Acoustic concert every first thursday of the month without amplification.

An Bodhran, 42 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, 021 274544
Live music almost nightly in summer.

Corner House, Coburg Street, Cork, 021 500645
Sez with the Lee Valley Stringband (Bluegrass) on Monday, Live music on Wednesday. All year round.

The Gables, 32 Douglas Street, Cork, Tel.: 021-313076
Live music Tuesday, Thurs, Sat nights. Cork Singers' Club meets Sunday nights 10pm. All year round.

The Lobby Bar, 1 Union Quay, Cork, Tel.: 021-311113
Tuesday (Sez), Wednesday (folk), Fridays (Sez) 9.30pm. All year round. The proprietor, Pat Conway, is manager of the group Nomos.

LV Bar, McCurtain Street, Cork
Jimmy Crowley's folk club each Thurs.

The Oven's Bar, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork
Trad Irish music Sun-Wed 9.30pm, Sun 12.30pm.

The Pier Head, Blackrock, Cork, Tel.: 021-358401
Sez Thursday nights.

An Spailpin Fanach, 28 South Main Street, Cork Tel.: 021-277945
Sez any night except Sat all year round. Cork Singer's Club meets every Sun night.

Square Pint, Cork
Venues almost any night. Charge at the door.

An Teach Beg, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork
Trad Tues.

Triskell Theatre, Cork
Regular concerts.

The Heron's Perch, Glanmire Village (outskirts of Cork City)
Trad Sez Tuesday 9.30 pm.

O'Connell's, Glanmire
Music and song sez with Tomas O Canainn & friends Tues 9.30pm.

Bernard Harrington's, Glengarriff
Sez regularly.

Kieran's Folkhouse Inn, Guardwell, Kinsale, 021 772382
Hotel, restaurant, night club with live music.

Lord Kinsale, Main Street, Kinsale
Live music regularly.

The Spaniard, Scilly (half way to Charles Fort), Kinsale, T 021 77246
Sez Wed & Fri.

The Square Pint, Kinsale
Gig venue, Charge at door.

Dan O'Connell's, Knocknagree
Set dancing Friday and Sunday nights with Sezs going on in the other bar.

The Old Triangle Bar, Macroom
Wed night Sez.

The Meeting Place, Middleton, T 021 631 928
Sez Tues, Thurs all year round.

Town Hall Bar, Middleton, 021 631155
Sez Sun all year round.

Scully's, Newmarket
Sez Mon.

Murphy's Bar, Roscarbery
Live music on weekends in summer around ten.

The Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island (near Skibbereen)
Music almost every night.

O'Brien's Corner Bar, Skibbereen
Singing club 1st Fri all year round.

The Bunratty Inn, Skull
Live music regularly.

Nook Bar, Youghal, 024 92225
Trad Mon & Wed summer.


Jacks, Annagary, Gweedore
Sez Thursday night all year round.

The Shamrock, Annagary
Sez Saturday all year round.

Central Bar, Ardara
Sezs regularly, the landlord joins in sometimes.

Nancy's bar, Ardara
Regularly sez.

Peter Oliver's, Ardara
Music almost every night of the week but not always trad.

The Claddagh Bar, Ballybofey

Fin McCool's, Ballyshannon
Sez Monday and Thursday nights.

McIntyre's Saloon Bar, The Mall, Ballyshannon
For a quiet Sez with good sound. The owner, Terry, is a fiddler.

Sweeney's White Horse Tavern, Ballyshannon
Sez Fr 9:30 downstairs from the main bar in the wine cellar.

The Thatch, Ballyshannon
Live music occasionally.

Teach Rhuans, Baltanny, Gorta Hork
Sez Thursday night.

Gweedore, 086 6050110
Gweedore's Singers' Circle 1st Thurs.

Teach Hudi Beag's, Bunbeg, Gweedore
Sez around 9:30 pm every Monday night. Anyone can join in.

Du Emir, Shore Road, Buncrana (Inisowen), 077 61210
Insowen Traditional Singers Circle.

The Bridge Bar, Bundoran
Sezs Thursday nights.

The Chasing Bull, Bundoran
Sez Monday nights.

Central Bar, Carrick
Sezs almost nightly.

McGinley's, Carrick
Music on most nights in summer.

O'Donnell's Bar, Meenaneary, Carrick
Trad Sezs from May to end of season. Call 073 39297 or 073 39009.

The Slieveleague Inn, Carrick
Music on most nights in summer.

Tom Carr's (on main road), Carrick
Sezs Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

McFeely's, Clonmany
Inishowen Trad Singers's Cicle.

Leo's Tavern, Meenaleck, Crolly, 075 48143
Home to Clannad and Enya. Sing song (almost) nightly with Leo Brennan himself. In winter there's only music in the weekends. The pub is situated between the villages Crolly and Annagary.

McGrory's, Culdaff, T 077 79104
Sezs Tues & Sat. Also monthly folk club.

Corner House, Donegal Town
Live music nightly in summer. Visiting musicians welcome.

Donegal Town
Sezs regularly take place in the pubs on the left hand side going out the Killybegs road.

McGroarty's, Donegal, 073 21049
Sez Thurs.

The Schooner, Main Street, Donegal Town
Sezs regularly.

The Scotsman, Bridge Street, Donegal Town, T 074 9725838
Sez nightly. Musicians always welcome.

The Talk of the Town, Donegal Town
Folk regularly.

Beedy's Bar, Dungloe, 075 21291
Sez Thurs.

Owenies, Dungloe
"Plenty of music here." Said to have a website.

Central Bar, Dunkineely
Sez Wed all year round.

Green Isle Bar, Dunkineely
Regular pub music.

McIntyre's, Dunkineely
Sez Wed.

White Horse Bar, Dunkineely
Regular pub music, some trad.

Ionad Cois Loucha (The Lakeside Centre), Dunlewey
Concerts and Sezs on Tuesday nights throughout the summer.

The Loft Bar, Falcarragh, T (074) 35992
Music every Mon night throughout the year, more often during the summer.

Shamrock Lodge, Falcarragh, T 074 35859
Sez Saturday all year round.

Teach a Cheoil, Fintown, 075 46112
Sez Thurs & Fri.

Biddy's Crossroad Bar, Glencolmcille
Bridget McShane, Glencolmcille
Glenhead Tavern, Glencolmcille
Roarty's Bar, Glencolmcille
Life music regularly. Roarty's hosts Fri session.

Glen Tavern, Eadaninfagh, Glenties, T 075 51170
Sez Fri, Sat all year round.

Highland Hotel, Glenties, T 074 35859
Sez Sun all year round.

Molloy's, Glenties
Live music almost nightly in summer. Trad Wed.

O Faolain, Glenties
"Musicians welcome" signposted.

Billies Bar, Gorta Hork
Sez Tuesday night all year round.

Teach Rhuans, Gorta Hork
Sez Thursday all year round.

John Joe's, Kilcar
Sez Fri.

The Piper's Rest, Kilcar
Trad most nights in summer.

Hughies, Killybegs
Sez Sat night.

The Sail Inn, Killybegs, T 073 31130
Sez nightly in summer, Sat night in winter.

The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny
Sez every tuesday 9pm.

Cottage Bar, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny
Sez Tues.

Downtown, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny
Live Music regularly in summer.

McClafferty, Main Street, Letterkenny

McGinley's, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny
Life Music regularly.

Port Center, Port Road, Letterkenny
Folk Thursday.

Tessie'S, Meenaleck, 075 48124
Sez Sun.

Farren's Bar, Malin Head, Inishowen
Live occ.

Rawdon's Bar, Moville, Inishowen, T 077 82225
Open Sez every Friday night all year round, 9.30pm.

Bonner's Pub, Mullachdubh (between Annagary and Kincasslough
Sez Thursday night 9pm.

Annora, Naran/Portnoo
Sez Fri, sometimes Sun afternoon as well.

Lakehouse Hotel, Portnoo
Sez every four weeks Fri & Sat. Contact (IRL) 075 45123 or (UK) 028 93382690.

The Diamond Bar, Raphoe
Sez Thurs 10pm.

Cul a Duin (former Rusty Macquerel), Teelin
Recently bought by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Dermot Byrne of Altan fame. Sez Sat.


Musical Pub Crawl, Dublin City
The Pub Crawl led by two professional musicians who perform tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music. Meet at Oliver St. John Gogarty's, Fleet St/Anglesea St, Temple Bar, 7.30pm.

The Abbey Tavern, Howth Harbour, Dublin
Pound-a-pint for players.

Angler's Rest, Dublin, T 01 2204364
Sez Mon all year round.

Aras Chronain, Clondalkin, Dublin, T 01 4574847
Sez Fri all year round.

The Auld Dubliner, 17 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2, T 6770527
Sez Mon-Wed all year round.

Belgard Inn, Tallaght
Sez Sun 1pm.

The Blue Light, Barnacullia, Sandyford, Dublin, T 295 4682
Sez Wednesdays.

Brazen Head, 20 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8, T 6795186
Live music nightly, singer's Sez Sunday 12:30 all year round.

Cavanaghs, Dublin, T 01 281 8105
Sez Thurs all year round.

The Cherry Tree, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Cherry Tree Folk Club;

Chief O'Neill's Hotel, Smithfield Village, Dublin
Hotel, cafe & bar. Sez five nights a week. Dublin City Folk Club Sez Sat.

Claddagh Records, 2 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2, T 6770262
Trad recordings and country, blues and world music. Tin Whistles, bodhrans, books. Worldwide mail-order service.

Clifden Court, 11 Eden Quay/O'Connell Bridge, Dublin 1, T 01 8743535
Sez nightly all year round.

Clontarf Court Hotel, 225 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, T 833 2680
Sez Wednesday.

The Cobblestone, 77 North King St, Smithfield, Dublin
Sezs 7 nights a week 9.30pm, Sunday afternoon. Folk club meets Tues, run by the brother of piper Neillidh Mulligan.

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann (Irish Traditional Music Association), Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Dublin, T ++353 (0) 1 2800295,
Culturlann na hEireann (Traditional folk theatre) from 14 Jun to early Sep, Mon-Thurs: music, song, dance and storytelling. Followed by an informal Sez. Advance booking is recommended.

Cuckoo's Nest, Dublin, 01 4510085
Sez Sunday all year round.

Culas Chronain Clondalkin, T 01 457 4847
Sez Friday.

Da Club, Dublin
Venues almost nightly, some may be trad/folk/ballads others may not. Charge on door.

Danger Doyles, Eustace Street, Dublin 2
Sez Sunday.

Dorans, Temple Bar, T 679 9114
Sez nightly.

Dublin International Hotel, Dublin Airport, T 379211
Sez Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 9pm.

Eamon Dorans, Dublin
Sez Mon-Fri 7-10 pm, Sat 5-7, Sun 8-11.

Downeys Pub, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
The Phoenix Folk Club;

The Ferryman, 35 Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin 2
Nightly Sez.

Fitzsimon's, 21/22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, T 01 6779315
Sez nightly and Sun afternoon all year round.

Fleet, Dublin, T 01 4732567
Sez Thursday all year round.

Four Seasons Inn, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 T 872 1716
Sez on weekends.

Gael-Linn, 26 Cearnog Mhuirfean, Baile Atha Cliath 2, Teil: +353 1 676 7283,
Gael-Linn is a cultural, social and economic organisation for the promotion and development of the Irish Language. The core activities include the provision of an Irish Language Teaching Institute, the promotion of the language through a wide range of arts and language activities organised for young people; publications in Irish; licensing and distribution of traditional and modern Irish music; and the promotion of major concerts and Sezs showcasing Irish artistes.

The Glimmermann, Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8, T 531 811
Sez Wed-Sun 8pm.

Harcourt Hotel, 60 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, T 4783677
Music nightly. Tues, Sat & Sun open session.
Trad Sez Mon 9.15pm.

Hughes Pub, 19 Chancery Street, Dublin 7, T 8726540
7 nights a week all year round. Church Street Club Sez Tues eves.

International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, T 01 6779250
Sez Sun afternoon all year round.

Irish Traditional Music Archive, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2,
The Irish Traditional Music Archive is a reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, music and dance of Ireland. The Archive currently holds some 10,000 hours of sound recordings, 6,000 books, 3,000 ballad sheets, 3,000 photographs, a mass of ephemera, etc. Facilities available to personal callers to the Archive include listening, viewing and reading facilities and access to the Archive's computerised catalogues and indexes. The collection is open to the general public from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

J Hanlon's Pub, Dublin
Sunday noon.

J J Smyths, Dublin, T 01 4752565
Sez Tues & Sundays all year round.

Jury's Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Jury's Irish Cabaret - music, song, dance, and comedy - six nights of the week from ? til October.

Kavanagh's, 1 Prospect Square, Dublin
Situated at the old, now closed, entrance gate to Glasnevin Cemetery, hence its nickname -" The Gravedigger's." An old-fashioned pub: "We have no television. We practice the art of conversation here. Musicians? No. I don't like musicians, or music, in my bar. I like people here. I have a pay phone and it cannot be called: It can ring out only. Some say to me, 'You're odd, Eugene,' and I say, 'Yes, I am.'"

Keatings, Dublin, T 01 8731563
Sez nightly all year round.

Kennedy's, Westland Row, Dublin 2, T 762928
Sez on weekends 9pm.

Kitty O'Shea's, 23-25 Grand Canal St Upper, Dublin 4, T 01 6603353
Sez nightly all year round.

Liberty Hall, Dublin 2
The Cle folk club every Mon.

The Lighthouse, Howth, Dublin
Sez Sunday about 6pm, pound-a-pint for the players.

The Lower Deck, Portobello Harbour, Rathmines, Dublin 8 T 4751423
Sez Thursdays & Saturdays.

Man O War, Ballbrigan
Sez Mon 9.30.

(Tom) Maye's Pub, North Frederick St/Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1
Goilin Singers' Club Fri 9:30pm from 2nd week of Sep to 1st week of July.

McGrath's, Dublin
Folk music on weekends.

McNeill's, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 1, T 01 8747679
Established in 1834. Pub and music shop. Open sez Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 8.30pm. Bluegrass Wed 8.30pm.

The Meeting Place, On or near Wellington St., Dublin
Sez Sunday afternoons and maybe Wednesday nights.

The Merry Ploughboy, Dublin

Molloys, 4 Lower George St, Dun Laoghaire, T 01 2801238
Sez Wed & Sun all year round.

Monto, 19 Talbot Street, Dublin 2, T 01 8365670
New Irish Music Venue.

Mulligans, Stoneybatter, Dublin, T 01 6779249
Sez Sun all year round.

Music in the Hills theatre, Tallaght, Dublin
Monthly Irish music, non-alcoholic venue.

The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Norseman, 29 Essex St, Dublin 2, T 01 6715135
Immortalized by James Joyce as "J.J. O'Neill's". Sezs Fri-Sun all year round.

O'Donoghue's, 15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, T 01 6762804
The home of the Dubliners. Nightly Sez 9pm, 1st and sometimes the 2nd floor. In the summertime no natives and only tourists.

Oliver Goldsmith's, Dublin, T 01 679 4455
Trad Mon, Tues, Wed & Sun.

Oliver St John Gogarty, 58/59 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, T 016711822
Trad 7 days a week 4.30pm - 1.30am, Sun 12. Late night bar 2.30pm.

O'Shea's Merchant, Lr. Bridge Street, Dublin 8, T 679 3797
Nightly Sez.

Paddy Hannah's, James St, Dublin 8, T 01 6790526
Sez Sun all year round.

Pier House Bar, Howth
Singing club 1st Thurs.

Na Piopairi Uilleann (The Uilleann Pipers), 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, T 01 8730093,

Playwrite Inn, Blackrock, T 01 2885155
Open Sez every Tuesday night.

Rolestown Inn, Rolestown
Sez Fri.

Royal Dublin Hotel, O'Connell St
Sez Fri.

Rumm's Pub, Shelbourne Rd, Dublin 7
Music seven nights a week.

Searson's, 42 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, T 01 6600494
Sez Thursday night all year round.

Shelter from the Storm, Vicar Street
Tard & Folk night club Thurs 8.30pm.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's, 160 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7, T 301441
Sez Wed-Sun 9pm.

Slattery's, 217/219 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6, T 01 4972053
Sez Wed-Sun all year round.

Smyth's, Malahide

The Templebar, Dublin 2
Sez daily.

Temple Bar Music Centre, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, T 01 6709202
Live music nightly: Folk, Rock, Trad, Ceili Sezs. Late bar. Traditional Sezs every Sat & Sun 3pm, performers welcome.

Villager, Chapelizod
Sez Wed & Sat all year round. Trad and folk players welcome.

Waltons, 2/5 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1, T 01 747805
Music shop. South Great George's Street, too.

Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2, T 01 478 0764
Venues nightly, some may be Irish, others not. Charge on door.

White Horse Inn, Burgh Quay o. 1 Georges Quay ?, Dublin 2, T 6793064
Sez Wednesdays all year round.

Wood Quay, Fishamble St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, T 01 6798248
Sez Thurs - Sun all year round.

Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St, Dublin 1, T 01 8745131
Sez Thurs & Friday all year round.

Co. Dublin

O'Connor's, Ballyboughal
Fingal Singers' club Tues.

Johnny Fox's, Glencullen, T 01 2955647
Nightly music. "The highest pub in Ireland".

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul
Regular trad, folk, bluegrass, roots music.


Dunlo Tavern, Ballinasloe, 0905 43603
Club na Muintoiri 3rd Thurs.

Maud Millars, Main Street, Ballinasloe
Sez Fri, Sun afternoon & Mon.

Minnie Sullivan's, Ballinasloe
Sez Thurs.

Jordan's Bar, Clarinbridge
Sez 1st Tues.

Barry's Hotel, Clifden, T 095 21499
Music most nights.

E.J. King's, Clifden, T 095 21330
Sez Fri & Sat.

Humpty's, Clifden
Live music in summer.

Lowry's, Clifden, T 095 21347
Sez Sat.

T. Mannions, Clifden, T 095 21780
7 nights a week.

Cregg Castle, Corrandula, T091 791434
This is a bed & breakfast in a 17th century Irish Castle that also hosts a center for Irish Traditional music. Music nightly.

Arus na nGael, 45 Lower Dominick Street, Galway, T +353 91 567824.
Club for Gaelic speakers (open to all, and late!). Sez Tues, Fri, Sat. This is owned by Conradh na Gaeilge, an organisation set up to promote the Irish language and culture. Sitting here for a pint to just 'observe' doesn't wash here, you're expected to make an attempt to speak Irish!?

Brennan's Yard, Galway
Various live music including a piano bar.

Cellar Bar, Eglington Street, Galway
Live music regularly. Weekend concerts.

The Claddagh Hall, The Claddagh, Galway
Set dancing every Tuesday, ceili dancing every Friday.

Crane Bar, 2 Sea Road, Galway, T 091 587419
The "home of Trad in Galway". Sezs any night.

Flannagans Corner Bar, William Street West, Galway, T 091 583220
Trad occasionally.

Galway Shawl, 10 William Street West, Galway, T 091 582239
Live Irish music regularly. Most nights will find a Sez.

King's Head, 15 High Street, Galway, T 091 566630
Lunchtime theatre and nightly trad live music. Sunday morning jazz Sez.

Lisheen, Bridge Street, Galway, T 091 563804
Trad live nightly. All traditional musicians are welcome here anytime for an impromptu Sez at the weekends.

Monroe's Tavern, Dominick Street area, Galway, T091 583397
Sez Thurs.

Mulligan's, 5 Middle Street Court, Middle Street, Galway, T/F 091 564961
Recordings. Mail order service.

Murty Rabbitts, Forster St, Galway
Sez Thurs 9.30pm.

O'Flaherty's, Galway
Varoius 7 nights a week.

O'Malleys, Prospect Hill, Galway, T 091 564595
Traditional Sez nightly. A loudspeaker which brings the craic onto the street adds to the "carnival atmosphere".

Paddy's Bar, Prospect Hill, Galway
Sez Tues night.

An Pucan, 11 Forster Street, Galway, T 091 561528
One of the main Irish language pubs in the city, with a clientele largely comprised of native Irish speakers. Trad every night. In 1997 a drum computer could be heard supporting the traditionals. Like it or not!

The Quays, Quay Street area, Galway
Sezs Mon & Tues, in summer every night, 9.30pm.

Red Square, Galway, 091 569633
Sez Mon & Tues.

Roisin Dubh, Galway, T 091 586540
7 nights a week "in a cosy gig venue".

Sally Long's, Abbeygate Street, Galway
Live music occasionally.

Sev'nth Heav'n, Courthouse Lane, Quay Street, Galway
Irish and Tex-Mex restaurant. Sezs in the evening.

The Snug, William Street, Galway
Live music regularly from trad to jazz and blues.

Taaffes, 19 Shop Street, Galway, T 091 564066
Trad nightly 9pm, sometimes 5pm, too.

Taylor's, 7 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, T 091 587239
Singers' Club meets Monday nights. The head barman celebrated pulling his two millionth pint recently. One wonders who kept count! Beer garden.

Tigh Coili, Galway
Music 7 nights a week.

Tigh Neachtain, 17 Cross Street, Galway, T 091 568820
Trad nightly. CD with Sez highlights.

Western Hotel, Prospect Hill, Galway
Sez Thurs 9.30pm

Anno Santo Hotel, Threadneedle Road, Salthill, Galway
Sez Tues 7.45-10pm.

The Cottage Bar, Salthill, Galway
Live Music nightly, Sun afternoon.

Kincora, Salthill, Galway
Irish Music nightly.

Kitty O'Shea's, Salthill, Galway
Sez Wed 9.30pm. All musicians welcome.

Lohan's Bar and Restaurant, Salthill, Galway
Dusty Banjos sez 1st Sat.

O'Connor's Famous Pub, Salthill, Galway
Live music reg.

Warwick Hotel, Salthill, Galway
Late night Ceili every Tuesday 11pm in the summer months.

O'Donnell's, Gort
Music Thu night & Sun morn.

Doonmore Hotel, Inisbofin, T 095 45804
Regular Sezs.

Miko's, Inisbofin
Folk music in summer nightly.

Tigh Ned, Inisheer, Aran Islands
And two other pubs famous for their live music.

The American Bar, Kilronan, Inismore, Aran Islands, 099 61130
Joe Watty's, Kilronan, Inismore, Aran Islands
Tigh Fitz, Kilronan, Inismore, Aran Islands
Ti Joe Macs, Kilronan, Inismore, Aran Islands (Wed)
And other pubs scattered over the island. Live music in summer every night, in winter allmost never.

Dungairne Castle, Kinvara, T 091 360788
Medieval banquets - if you like it!

The Olde Plaid Shawl, Kinvara, T 091 637400
Sez Thurs.

Kelleher's Pub, Cathedral St, Loughrea
Singing club 1st Thurs.

Furey's Well, Quality Hotel, Oranmore
Sez Thurs night.

Furbo, Ost Na Mara, 091 592391
Sez Fri-Sun.

Boat Inn, Oughterard, T 091 552196
Sez Tues, Fri, Sat.

Paddy Festy's, Recess, T 095 34673

O'Dowd's, Roundstone
Folk occasionally.

Roundstone Musical Instruments, Roundstone, Connemara, Co Galway, T 353 95 35875, F 00353 95 35980,
In The Franciscan Monastery, Shop with CDs, Crafts, 7 days open. Seasonal sales outlet: Mai St, Clifden.

An Cruiscin Lan, Spiddal
An Droignean Donn, Spiddal
Live Music occasionally.

Hughes, Spiddal, T 091 553497
"The quintessential home of trad music in Connacht." Sez Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun.


Joe's Cottage Bar, Ardfert, T 066 34109
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm all year.

Cliff House Hotel, Ballybunion, T 068 27777
7 nights a week all year round.

The Old Attic, Main St, Ballybunion, T 068 27080
Trad on Mon & Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Browne's Bar, Main St, Ballyduff, T 066 31152
Trad on Sat & Sun 9.30pm all year.

Tigh Bhric, Ballyferriter, 066 9156112
Open Sez every Friday.

Tigh Ui Cathain (Kanes), Ballyferriter
Dreolin Singer's Club 1st Wed.

O'Regan's Bar, Main St, Ballyheigue, T 066 33190
Trad on Fri-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Eastend Bar, Caherciveen
Sez Tues.

Park Hotel, Caherciveen, T 066 72543
Friday & Saturday all year round.

Reggie's Bar, Caherciveen
Home of Cudgel Stout Folk Club, T 087 2890621

Sceilig Rock Bar, Caherciveen
Sezs frequently. Traditional musicians are welcome.

The Shebeen Bar, Caherciveen
Traditional music nightly.

Derrynane Hotel, Caherdaniel, T 066 75136
Tues, Thurs-Sat all year round.

Brennan's Bar, Killarney Road, Castleisland, T 066 41389
Trad on Fri 9.30pm all year.

River Island Hotel, Castleisland
Trad Sez on Fri & Sat.

Shoemaker's Inn, 31 Lr Main St, Castleisland, T 066 42471
Trad Sez on Tues 9.30pm all year.

Tagney's Bar, 53 Main St, Castleisland, T 066 41301
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm all year.

Tigh Tomsi's, Cloughane
Sezs Saturday and Wednesday nights.

An Chonair, Spa Road, Dingle, 066 9152011
Trad all year round 9.30pm, except Tues and Sat. Singing sez Wed.

Dingle Pub, Main Street, Dingle
Sezs regularly.

An Droichead Beagh, Main Street, Dingle, 066 91517237
Live music 7 nights a week. Sez Mon-Fri 9.30pm.

Hillgrove Hotel, Dingle
Set dancing evening every Thursday throughout the year. Concert venue.

John Benny Moriarty's, Dingle
Mon: Set dancing and live music, Wed: Singing and music with Éilís and Guests, Fri: Traditional Music Session, Sat: "Great songs from Blues to Folk" with the group "Uncased".

MacCartaigh, Dingle, 066 9151205
Fri blues session, Sat trad session.

Maire De Barra's, Strand Street, Dingle
Sez Mon-Fri, Sun 9.30pm in summer. Thurs-Sat in winter.

The Marina Inn, Dingle, 066 9151660
Sat & Sun trad.

Murphy's, Strand Street, Dingle
Sezs regularly.

O'Flaherty's, Dingle, 066 9151983
Sez nightly all year round. "This is reportedly the place everyone starts when looking for music."

O'Sullivan's Courthouse, Dingle
Live music up to 7 night a week in the season. Owned by Tommy O'Sullivan: "No juke box, no TV, it's a space for musicians..."

Skellig Hotel, Dingle, 06651144
Sez Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat all year round.

The Tankard, Fenit, T 066 36164
Sez Wed, Sat & Sun all year round.

Angler's Rest, Finugue (Lixnaw), T 068 40213
Trad Sat all year.

The Red Fox, Glenbeigh, T 066 69288
Wed, Fri-Sun all year round.

Towers Hotel, Glenbeigh
Live music nightly in summer.

The Climbers Inn, Glencar, T 066 60101
Thurs-Sun all year round.

Spillane's, Headford/Knockanes, Glenflesk
Singing Sezs at weekends all year round.

Brennan's, Kenmare
Trad Tues.

Foley's, Kenmare
Ballad Sez Mon, Wed, Thurs. Piano music every evening.

Kenmare Bay Hotel, Kenmare, 064 41300
7 nights a week all year round.

Landsdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare, 064 41368
Thurs & Fri all year round.

Moeran's Pub (Landsdowne Arms Hotel), Shelbourne Street, Kenmare
Trad. Wed 9.30pm.

The Square Pint, Kenmare
Major gig venue, possible cover charge.

Wander Inn, Kenmare
Trad Mon.

Buckley's Bar (Arbutus Hotel), College Street, Killarney, 064 31037
Trad. Irish music 7 nights a week 9.30pm.

Castlerosse Hotel, Fossa, Killarney, 064 31144
Folk/Contemporary Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (May-Oct).

Chestnut Bar, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, 064 31870
Monday. 7 night a week in summer.

Darby O'Gill's, Lissivigeen, Killarney, 054 34168
Trad. 9.30-11.30pm nightly (Jul-Sep), Irish dancing on Sun nights.

Dunloe Lodge, Plunkett Street, Killarney, 064 33503
Live music 7 nights.

Failte Bar, College Street, Killarney, 064 31893/33404
Trad. nightly. Sez Wed.

Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, 064 31870
Entertainment nightly incl. Old Time, Country, Trad. Irish etc in summer. Monday in winter.

Jimmy O'Brien's, Fair Hill, Killarney

Kate Kearney's Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, 064 44146
Set dancing with tuition Mon & Wed. Irish/Trad/Country Wed, Fri & Sun.

Kiely's Restaurant & Bar, College Street, Killarney, 064 31656
March-Nov 12-22.30, live music in the evening.

Killarney Court Hotel (McGillicuddy's Bar), Killarney, 064 37070
Trad. Wed & Fri.

Killarney Grand Hotel, Main Street, Killarney, 064 31159
Trad. nightly in lounge all year round.

Killarney Heights Hotel, Cork Road, Killarney, 064 31158
Trad. 7 nights a week all year round.

Killarney Tower's Hotel (O'Donoghue's Bar), Killarney, 064 31038
Trad. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sun all year round.

The Lake Hotel (Lakeside Bar), Muckross Road, Killarney, 064 31035
Trad/Folk/Contemporary Music Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun all year round.

Laurel's, High Street, Killarney, 064 31149
Folk/Contemporary nightly, "the Singing Pub".

McSorley's, Killarney
Sez Tues, Wed 8pm.

Molly Darcy's (Muckross Park Hotel), Muckross, Killarney, 064 34973
Music most nights.

Molly Maguire's, on road to (slightly past) Muckross, Killarney
Small ceilis on a weekend night on some regular basis, and occasional Sezs.

Murphy's Bar, Killarney
Sez Mon, Tues, Thurs.

O'Connor's, 7 High Street, Killarney, 31115
Trad. Mon & Thurs.

O'Donoghues Bar, Killarney, 064 31038
Sez Friday all year round.

O'Meara's, 12 High Street, Killarney, 064 35777
Trad. Mon-Thurs (Jul-Sep), Folk/Contemporary Sat & Sun.

Scott's Garden Hotel, Church Street, Killarney, 064 31060
Irish/Country nightly (Jul-Aug), rest of year Thurs-Sun.

Whitegates Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, 31164
Trad/Folk/Contemporary nightly (Jun-Sep).

The Fishery, Killorglin, 066 61670
Sez Thurs-Sun.

Dan O'Connell's, Knocknagree
Sez Fri & Sun. Johnny O'Leary and Denis Murphy played the sets since its opening in 1964.

Dowling's Bar, Church Street, Listowel
Live music occasionally.

The Writer's Bar, Listowel Arms Hotel, The Square, Listowel, T 068 21500
Trad on Tues-Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Joe's Bar, Moyvane (Listowel), T 068 49460
Trad on Wed, Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Bridge Bar, Portmagee
Live music every night in summer. On thursday nights the owner leads in the singing and dancing.

Tigh Bhric, Riasc
Open Sez of music and song every Friday night throughout the year.

Ashe's Bar, Camp Tralee, Tralee
Sezs occasionally.

Baily's Corner Bar, Ashe St, Tralee, T 066 26230
Trad on Tues 9.30pm all year.

Betty's Bar, 101 Strand St, Tralee, T 066 21405
Trad on Fri-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Duchas, Edward St, Tralee
Formerly Masonic Hall. Traditional arts centre.

The Grand Hotel, Tralee, T 066 21499
Wed, Fri.

Kirbys Brogue Inn, Rock Street/Russel Street, Tralee, T 066 23221/23357
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep).

McDaide's Pub, Castle St, Tralee, T 066 21877
Trad nightly 9.30pm all year.

The Old Market Place Pub, Abbey Gate Hotel, Tralee, T 066 29888
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Siamsa Tire, Tralee, T 066 23055
National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

Paidi O Se's, Ventry, 066 9159011
Sez regularly.

Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, 066 74144
Sez Thursday.


Carrolls Lounge, Allenwood

Clancy's, Athy
Sez Thurs.

Aidan Byrnes (on "the square"), Kilcock, T 01 6287385
Sez on Thursday.

Goaban Saor, Kildare
Sez Wed.

The Old Mill Nass (near Naas)
Folk club 3rd Wed, singer/songwriter night Thurs, trad sez Sun 3pm.


Duiske Abbey, Graignamanagh
Annual concert series staged each year by the arts society of the Cistercian abbey.

Anaconda, Kilkenny
Sez Mon.

Caislean Ui Chuain, High Street/Patrick Street, Kilkenny, T 056 65406
Sez Tuesday.

John Cleere, Parliament Street, Kilkenny, T 056 21094
Sez Monday.

The Kilford Arms, John Street, Kilkenny
Disco and traditional Sezs as well.

Matt the Miller's, Kilkenny
Sez Tuesday.

Metropole Hotel, Kilkenny, Tel 056 63778
Sez Thurs.

The Pump House, Parliament Street, Kilkenny, 056 63924
Sez Monday.

Ryan's, Kilkenny, 056 62281
Sez Tues & Thurs.

The Widow MacGrath, Parliament St., Kilkenny, Tel : 056 - 52520
"From the Trad Sezs playing "Celtic Rock" to local and national bands playing here, the WIDOW offers something for all tastes."

The Fox's Den, Kilmacow, +353-(0)51-85313
Sez Thursday.

Murphy's Bar, Mullinavat, T 051 898112
Sez Saturday.


Sheeran's Thatched Pub, Coolrain

East End Hotel, Portarlington

Rambsbottom's, Portlaoise, 0502 21015
Sez Mon, Fri.


Jackie Doherty's, Aughacashel, T 078 41302
Sezs regularly.

Smyth's Siopa, Ballinamore
Sez Fri-Sunday.

The Shaylyn Traditional Arts Centre, Ballinamore

Anderson's Thatch Pub, Carrick, T 078 20142
Sez Sat, Tues, Wed and other nights.

Burke's Singing Pub, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, 078 20376/21343
Trad on Tues.

Cryan's Riverside, Bridge St, Carrick-on-Shannon, 078 20409
Trad Rues, Fri-Sun.

Little Clancy's, Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon
Folk & Beyond: 1st & 3rd Wed folk club.

Mariner's Beach, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon
Trad on friday.

The Poitin Still, Main St, Carrick-on-Shannon
Live music Sat.

Paddy Macs, Drumshanbo, T 078 41128
Sez Fri.


The Cellar, The Square, Abbeyfeale, T 068 31085
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm all year round.

Central Lounge Bar, Abbeyfeale, T 068 31188
Sez Sat & Sun all year.

The Rambler's Inn, Abbeyfeale
Sez occ.

Bill Chawke's, Rathkeale Rd, Adare, T 061 396160
Trad on Thurs all year.

Collin's Bar, Adare, T 061 396400
Sez Sat all year.

Timmy Mac's, Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, T 061 396118
Trad on Thurs & Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Stroller, Ballyneety, T 061 351062
Trad on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Bradshaw's, Castleconnell, T 061 377976
Castleconnell folk club Tuesday all year.

Gerry's Bar, Daly's Cross, Castleconnell, T 061 377567
Trad on Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Guerin's, Castleconnel, T 061 377407
Sez Wednesday 9.30pm all year. All welcome.

The Irish Harp Centre, The Old School House, Castleconnell

Jimmy Ryan's, Main St, Doon, T 061 380151
Trad Fri - Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Shannon House, Foynes, T 069 65138
Sez Fri & Sat all year.

The Yankee Clipper, Foynes, T 069 65700
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

O'Domhnaill's, The Square, Galbally, T 062 37060
Trad on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Geoghan's Public House, Main St, Glin, T 068 34146
Trad on Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep), Sat all year.

Slattery's Bar & B&B, Kildimo, T 061 396138
Trad Sat & Sun 9.30pm all year.

Bulgaden Castle, Bulgaden, Kilmallock, T 063 98209
Trad on Wed 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Knockdown Arms, Knockdown (Athea), T 068 34577
Trad on Tues 9.30pm (June-Sep).

An Sibin, Royal George Hotel, Limerick, T 061 414566
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Bell Tavern, 11 Broad St, Limerick, T 061 413083
Trad Fri-Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Castelconnel Bradshaw's, Limerick, 061377 976
Sez Tuesday.

Crottys Bar, Main Street, Killaloe, Limerick
Sez Thursday.

Dolans, 3-4 Dock Rd, Limerick, T +353-061-314483
Trad nightly 9.30pm all year. Sunday Sez from 6pm.

Eric's Bar, Limerick, T 061 315316
Sez Wed & Sun all year.

Foley's, 2 Lr. Shannon St., Limerick, T +353-061-416783
Sez Fri & Sun.

Frawley's Bar, 20 Broad St, Limerick, T 061 419983
Trad on Tues, Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Glen Tavern, 1-2 Lr Glentworth St, Limerick, T +353-061-411380
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm all year.

Hanratty's, 5 Glentworth St, Limerick, T 061 410993
Trad on Thurs & Fri 9.30pm all year.

The Hurlers, Castleroy, Limerick, T 061 335272
Trad on Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Irish World Academy, University of Limerick
Lunchtime concerts 1.15-1.50pm throughout the winter terms in the Performing Arts Centre on the Lower Ground Floor of the Concert Hall building. Tuesday is devoted to classical players, Thursday is traditional music time.

Kate Daly's Bar, 12 Castle St, Limerick, T 061 314477
Trad on Tues, Thurs & Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Lloyd's, Thomas St, Limerick, T 061 313177
Trad on Mon & Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Locke Bar, 3 Georges Quay, Limerick, T +353-061-413733
Trad on Tuesday all year.

McKnight's, Thomas Street, Limerick
Folk occasionally.

Moyle Lounge, Limerick Inn Hotel, Limerick, T 061 326666
Trad on Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Nancy Blake's, 19 Denmark St. Upr, Limerick. T +353-061-416443
Trad on Mon-Wed 9.30pm all year.

Paddy Hogan's, 20-24 Old Clare St, Limerick, T 061 411279
Trad on Tues 9.30pm all year.

The Round House, High Street/Upper Denmark Street, Limerick
Sezs regularly.

Royal George, Limerick, T 061 414566
Sez nightly all year, possible cover charge.

Sally Port Bar & Restaurant, New Rd/John's Gate, Limerick. T +353-061-417550
Trad on Tues, Thurs & Fri (5-9pm) all year.

Tait's Tavern, Limerick, T 061 418133
Sez Fri all year.

Naughtons, Mountcollins

The Valley Inn, Murroe, T 061 386300
Trad on Thurs 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Widow Quinn's, Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastlewest, T 069 62244
Trad on Thurs & Fri 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Punch's, Patrick's Well
Singing session Wed.


The Dog and Duck, Ballykeeran
Live music on weekends. Visiting musicians welcome.

The Pier Inn (near Lanesboro)
The Lough Ree folk club.

The Harcourt, Newtowncashel
Sez Fri & Sat night.

Smyth Pub, Newtowncashel, 043 25258
Session every Thursday night. 9.30pm.


Bridgeford Arms, Drogheda
Sez Mon.

O' Meath, Park Hotel, Drogheda
Sez Wednesday nights 9pm.

Cairbre's, Drogheda, an den Docks
Sez Sunday at lunchtime. Owned by female landlords for a hundred years.

Cheers Bar, Dundalk
Sez Mon 10:30.

The Lisdoo Arms, Dundalk

The Danny Boy, Reaghstown, Ardee
Sez Tues.


Clew Bay Bar, Dooagh, Achill Island
The Pub, Dooagh, Achill Island
Folk music occasionally.

Annex Inn, Keel, Achill Island
Folk occasionally.

The Valley House Hostel & Bar, The Valley, Achill Island, T (353) 098 47204/47334
Sez most nights in summer and other times of the year, too.

Tommy Cooke's Pub, Ballina
Singing sez Tues.

Manor House, Ballyhaunis, T 0907 31133
Sez Wed.

Bannaghers Hotel, Cong, T 092 46028
7 nights a week all year.

The Bunowen Inn, Louisburgh
Sez Sun nigth.

O'Duffy's, Louisburgh
Sez Sat night.

Mellottes, Neale
Weekends live music.

Angler's Rest Bar, Castlebar Street, Westport
Music nightly 10pm.

Clock Tavern, High Street, Westport
TM Tue & Fr 9pm, C&W Sat & Sun.

Gibbon's, Bridge Street, Westport
Sez almost nightly.

Henehan's, Westport, T 098 25561
Sez every night except Tues & Wed.

Hoban's, Octagon Place, Westport
Advertisment: "the place where the locals meet". Sez 9.30pm.

The Horse and Wagon Bar, Westport House Country Estate, Westport
Music nightly during high season.

Le Wine Bar, Octagon, Lower Peter Street
TM Wed 10pm, Thu 11.30pm (summer).

Matt Molloy's, Bridge Street, Westport, 09826655
Sez every night 10pm all year. Plus gig venue. The landlord is Chieftains' Matt Molloy. Especially round the tourist season very crowded.

Sheebeen, Rosberg, Westport
Live music in summer Wed-Sun 9pm. TM Thurs 9.30pm.

The Towers Bar, The Quay, Westport, 098 26534
TM Sat, almost nightly in summer 9.30pm.


The Hunter's Moon, Ashbourne
Sez Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Village Inn, Clonee
Sezs Thursday for traditionals, sunday for all kinds of music (but traditionals mostly) 9.30pm. Visiting musicians and set-dancers are very welcome.

James O'Reilly, Farrell Street, Kells

Sez Wed.

The Cottage Inn, Laytown, T 041 9827791
Sez Thurs 10.30pm.

The Lantern, Meath
Sez Wed 9.30pm.

Brady's Bar, Ludlow Street, Navan, 046 9021418
Trad Fri 9.30pm.

Ceili House, Oldcastle

Nealons, Church Street, Skerries
Sez Thursday.


Patrick Cavanaghs, Market Street, Monaghan Town
Sez Wed.

Market House, Monaghan Town
Monaghan Folk club once a month Thurs, Sep-May.


J.J. Hough's, Banagher, T 0509 51893
Trad Fri-Sun all year, in summer every night.

The Vine House, West End, Banagher, T 0509 51463
Trad nightly 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Willie Lyon's, Banagher
Singing club 3rd Tues.

Haverty's Bar, Moorpark, Birr, T 0509 20595
Trad on Sat & Sun 9.30pm (June-Sep).

The Thatch, Crinkle (just outside Birr)
Singing club 1st Mon.

Tom's Tavern, Ferbane, 0902 54138
Trad Sat & Sun in summer.

Feigherty's, Main St, Kilcormac, T 0509 35049
Trad Sat & Sun (June-Sep).

Village Tavern, Shannonbridge, 0905 74112
Trad Tues in summer.


Athleague CCE, T 0903 63517
Mon fortnightly.

Dunlo Tavern, Club na Muintoiri, 0905 43603
Sez 3rd Thurs.

Minnie Sullivan's, Ballinasloe
Sez Thurs.

Kate Lavin's, Boyle, T 079 62755
Sez Wed all year.

Moylurg, Boyle

O'Dowd's, Boyle
Sez Fri all year.

Fallon's Bar, Dysart, T 0903 22011
Sez Sun 7-10pm.

Murray's, Knockcroghery, 0903 22827
Sth. Ros. Singers Circle 1st Sat May-Sep.

Coffey's, Lecarrow, 0903 61118
Sez Mon-Wed. May-Sep.

Kelly's, Lecarrow, 0903 61066
Set dancing Thurs.

Doorly, Roscommon Town
Sez Mon 9.30pm.

Foxe's, Roscommon, 0903 26507
1st Tues.

J.J. Harlow's, Roscommon, 0903 27505
Sez Wed.

Sportsman's Inn, Roscommon, 0903 26286
3rd Fri.


The Thatch, Ballysodare
Sez Thursday.

Laura's, Carney, T 071 63056
Sez Wed, Thurs in summer, Sunday all year.

Coleman Heritage Centre, Gurteen, T 071 9182599
Traditional Music Exhibition Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sez July & August Wed & Sat.

Conway's, High Street, Sligo
Life Music regularly.

Donaghy's, Sligo, T 071 62417
Sez Sun.

Early's, Bridge St, Sligo, T 071 42171
Sez Tues.

Feehily's Bar, Bridge Street / Stephen Street, Sligo
Folk in sommer nightly.

Foley's Lounge, Teeling St, Sligo
Trad Singers club 1st Wed.

Furey's "Sheela na Gig" Bar, Bridge Street, Sligo, T 071 43825
Sez Mon, Tues & Thurs 10pm, Sat 7.30pm.

The Harp Tavern, Quay Road, Sligo, T 071 42473
Sez Monday 10pm all year.

Hennigan's, Wine Street, Sligo
Sezs regularly.

Irish Celtic Music, Tobergal Lane, O'Connell Street, Sligo, T 353 71 46597,

The Journeyman, Sligo
Sez Wednesday all year.

McGarrigles, O'Connell Street, Sligo, T 071 71193
Sez Wed & Sun 9.30pm. Beginners and advanced players equally welcome.

McLauchlin's, Sligo, T 071 44209
Sez Tuesday all year.

McLynn, 1 Old Market Street, Sligo
The landlord plays and sings himself.

Shoot the Crows, Market Place, Sligo
Sez Tuesday and Thursday 10pm all year.

Silver Swan Hotel, Hyde Bridge, Sligo
Sez Wed 8pm. Musicians welcome.

Sligo United Trade's Club, Castle Street, Sligo
Irish Folk Tuesday 9pm.

The Stables, Sligo, T 071 42280
Sez Monday all year.

Stagger Inn, Wine Street, Sligo
Live music occasionally in summer.


The Pure Drop, Ardfinan, T 052 66503
Sez Monday all year.

Irish Molly's Bar, Ballina, T 061 376632
Sez Thurs 9.30pm & Sun between 6.30pm and 9.15pm all year. Guest musicians are welcome.

Boland's Bar, Birdhill, T 061 379277
Sez Wed, Fri, Sun all year.

Friars Tavern, Borrisokane, T 0509 47005
Sez Fri & Sun all year.

Borrisoleigh Singers' Circle, 0504 51591, Sez 1st Fri.

Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, T 052 42727
Sez Tues & Wed. Not regularly.

Harty's Bar, Cahir, T 052 41538
Sez Wed all year.

Irwin's, Cahir
Sez Mon, more planned.

Joises, Cahir, T 052 42652
Sez Thurs-Mon all year.

Drowsey Maggies, Carrick on Suir
Sez Wed-Sun.

Brosnan's, Cashel
Singing club 3rd Thurs.

Davern's, Cashel
Sez Mon & Wed.

Day Donn Inn, Cashel
Thurs irregularly.

Dessie's Bar, Cashel
2nd Wed singing club.

Feehan's, Cashel, T 062 61927
Sez Mon & Wed all year.

Mikey Ryan's, Cashel
Sez Tues & Thurs all year.

Allen's, Clonmel
Sez Sunday all year.

Brendan Dunnes, Clonmel
Sez Tues all year.

Lonergan's, Clonmel
Sez Monday all year. Regular folk club gigs on Thurs.

O'Shea's, Fethard, T 052 31268
Sez 1st Monday all year.

Ciss Ryans, Garrykennedy (Nenagh), T 067 23364
Trad on Sun 9.30pm all year.

Sullivan's Pub, Killea
Singing club 2nd Mon.

The Friars Tavern, Lorrha (Borrisokane), T 0509 47005
Trad on Fri 9.30pm all year.

Elsie Hogan's, Ballinderry, Nenagh
Sez Sat all year round, Fri during summer. Regular concerts.

The Railway Bar, Keynon St, Nenagh, T 067 32432
Trad on Sat 9.30pm all year.

Good Time Charlies, Roscrea
Sez Monday.

Rigney's No. 7 Bar, The Square, Roscrea, T 0505 21205
Trad on Sat 9.30pm (June-Sep).

Dansies, Rosegreen
Singing pub 1st and 3rd Wed.

Bourke's, Templetouhy (Thurles), T 0504 53183
Trad on Tues 9.30pm all year.

Dwan's Brewery, Thurles
Gig venue.

The Monk's Bar, Mitchel St, Thurles, T 0504 21461
Trad on Wed 9.30pm all year.

Spillane's, Tipperary
Sez Tues all year.

Jim-o-the-Mill's, Upperchurch
Mixed sez Thurs.


Bobby Grace's, Ballybricken, 051 852624
Sez Wednesday all year.

Ned Kelly's, Ballybricken, 051 874371
Sez Thursday all year.

Bean a Leanna, Dungarvan, T 058 44882
Sez Thurs, Fri and Sun all year.

Robert Merry's, Dungarvan
Thurs open mike, Sat concerts.

Marine Bar, Pulla, Ring
Traditional Sez every Monday night all year. Ballad Sezs at weekends.

Mooney's Bar, Ring, 058 46204
Sez Fri-Sun all year. Ballads in the snug any night.

The Seanachie, Ring
Tig An Cheoil, Ring
"Can erupt in spontaneous music and song at any time."

The Ritz, Cove Road, Tramore, +353-(0)51-38129
Sez Tuesday.

Bridge Hotel, Waterford, 051 874371
Monday regular Ceili night.

Crokers, 1 The Quay, Waterford, +353-(0)51-877222
Sez Thursday all year.

Doolan's, Waterford, T 051 84154
Live music almost every night all year. Tuesday Sez.

Jordan's Bar, 123 Parade Quay, Waterford, T +353 51 875 024
Singing session Tuesday.

Katty Barry's, Mall Lane, Waterford, +353-(0)51-55095
Sez Tuesday & Sunday (lunchtime).

Metropole, Mary Street, Waterford, Ireland. +353-(0)51-78185
Sez Monday.

Mullanes, 15 Newgate Street, Waterford, +353-(0)51-73854
Sez Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.

Pub The Reginald, The Mall, Waterford
Live music regularly.

T & H Doolan, George Street, Waterford, 051 84154
Music 7 nights a week.


Sean's Bar, Main Street, Athlone, 0902 92358
Sun noon.

The Palace, Athlone West
Athlone Folk Club, monthly Sep-May. 0902-92229.

The Talk Of Town, North Gate Street, Athlone
Live music regularly.

The Thatch, Athlone, 0902 94981

Egan's, Moate
Sez on Thurs all year.


Colfer's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow
Traditional Sez every Thursday.

Bob Roche's, Duncannon

Rackards, Enniscorthy
Sez Wed.

Morrisey's, Kilmore Village, T 053 35234
Sez every Sunday night. All welcome.

Mannion's Bar, New Ross

Bohemian Girl, Wexford
Trad Sez Sun 9.30pm.

Centenary Stores, Wexford
Trad Sez Mon & Wed 9.30pm, Sun 12.

Mary's Bar, Wexford
Trad Sez Sat 9.30pm.

Mooney's, Wexford

O'Faolain's, Wexford
Sez Mon, Sun afternoon all year.

The Sky & the Ground, 112 South Main Street, Wexford, 053 21273
Trad Sez nightly except Fri & Sat, 9.30pm.

Tack Room, Wexford
Trad Sez Mon 9.30pm.

Tim's Tavern, Wexford

Wexford Inn, Wexford

Wren's Nest, Custom House Quay, Wexford, 053 22359
Trad. Tues, Wed, Thurs 9.30pm.

The Tower Bar, North Main Street, Wexford
Live music regularly.


Clancy's Bar, Bray, T 2862362
Sez Tues, Thurs, Sun.

Cois Fairrge, Bray, T 2862293
Sez Mon, Thurs.

Duffy's, Bray
Trad Thurs.

Jim Doyle's, Bray, 01 2862362
Wed, Fri.

Katie Gallagher's, Bray, 01 2861397

Lenihan's Bar, Bray, T 2863959
Sez Fri & Sun.

Mayfair Hotel, Bray, T 2862219
Sez Fri & Sat, Set Dancing Mon.

Delganny Inn, Delganny, 01 2875701

Glenview Hotel, Glen o' the Downs
Sun 8:30pm.

Kavanagh's, Roundwood, 01 2818105

Murphy's Hotel, Tinahely

Harbour Bar, Wicklow
Every other Sat.

Katie Gallagher's, Wicklow

Willow Grove, Wicklow
Tues & Sat.

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland


Clenaghan's Bar, Aghalee
Session Tues. Also bluegrass sessions.

Carrick a Rede, Ballintoy, T 028 20762241
Sez Tues, Fri, Sun.

Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy
Ballads & Tunes Mon & Thurs 7-10pm.

The Tap Room, Kelly's, Church Street, Ballymoney
Black Nun Folk Club Mon. Session Wed all year round.

Marine Hotel, Ballycastle
Irish music/song Sat.

McCarolls Bar, Ballycastle, 62123
Session Thurs all year round.

O'Connor's Bar, Ballycastle
Irish Music Thurs.

Tullymore House Hotel, Broughshane
Meeting place of the Antrim and Derry Fiddlers' Association.

Distillers Arms, Bushmills, 028 20731044
Sez Tues?? Scots/Irish music Thurs 7-10pm.

Smugglers Inn, Bushmills, 028 20731577
Sez Sat.

The Meeting House, Cairncastle, Larne, Tel 01574 583252
Session every Sat 4pm all year round.

John Joe's, Cushendall
Sez Fri, Sun.

McCollams Bar, Cushendall
Session Fri all year round. The Traditional Singers' Club (no guitars!) 2nd Fri during the winter.

The Crown & Shamrock (next International Airport)
Irregular session.

The Skerry Inn, Newtowncrumlin (between Ballycastle and Ballymena), 01266958669
Sez Wed throughout the year.

Wild Duck, Portglenone CCE
Session Last Tuesday Oct-Apr.

Springhill Bar, Portrush, 028 70823361
Sez Thurs.

Smyths, Portstewart, 028-708-22430
Sez Wed 9.30pm.

The Crosskeys Inn, 40 Grange Road, Ardnaglass, Toome, T 01648 50694
The Crosskeys Inn is situated at the junction of the Grange Road & Crosskeys Road, which is halfway along the main Randalstown - Portglenone Road B52. - Burned down in February 2000, determined being rebuild (??).

Cois Locha CCE, Toome
Session 3rd Thursday Oct-Apr.

The Marine Bar, Whitehead, Tel 01960 353796
Session 1st Sat all year round.


Harps GFC, Armagh City
Session 1st Mon 7-9.30pm.

Northern Bar, Railway Street, Armagh, T 028 37522420
Singing sez 1st Tues 8pm.

O'Toole, Ballymacnab
Session Fri 10pm.

Welcome Inn, Forkhill
Sez Sez Tues.

Wee Minnies Bar & Lounge, 1 Wall Road, Gilford, T 028 3883236 / 01762 832361
"Northern Ireland Runner Up Music Pub of the Year 99/00". Live music Tues, Fri & Sat. Folk night every other Tuesday.

Hearty's Folk Cottage, Glassdrummond, Crossmaglen
Cafe, crafts and Trad Live music Sun 14-19. T 01693 881916.

Cassie's Bar, Keady
Sez Wed 10pm.

McAleavy's Pub, Keady
Wednesday nights. All join in.

The Ceili House, 38 Church Place, Lurgan, T (08) 01762 327624
Regular gigs. Trad seisiun Wed 9pm, Fri 9pm, Sun 5pm.

Railway Bar, Lurgan
Sez every 2nd Wed.

O Hanlons Bar, Mullach Ban, 028 30888759/30888284
Open session of traditional music and song Fri, Sat & Sun night. Every Tuesday traditional musicians` practice night. All welcome. Occasional Folk-Club nights.

O'Hanlon's Bridge House, Mullaghbawn
Sez Fri, Sat.

Portadown Folk Song Club


Andersonstown Music School, Roddy McCorley Club on the Glen
Sez Tues.

Belfast CCE, St Gerard's Antrim Rd
Session last Monday Oct-Apr.

The Blackthorn, Skipper Street, Belfast
Thursday night about 8pm.

Botanic Inn, Belfast, T 01 232 660460
Session Sun all year round.

The Bridge Inn, Belfast
"If you're looking for a late session Fri. or Sat. here's the place!"

Cassidy's, North Belfast (where Limestone & Antrim Road meet)
Sez Tues.

Christian Brothers' Past Pupils' Union, 287 Antrim Road, Belfast
Session Wed 9pm. "This is one of the few gatherings where songs form the backbone of the evening."

The Crown, Belfast

Crow's Nest, Skipper Street, Belfast
Live m regularly.

Culturlann, Falls Road
Sez Sun 1-3pm.

The Duke of York, 11 Commercial Street off of Donegall Street, Belfast, 028 90241062
Songwriter's Session is held on the last Tuesday of each month from 9:00 pm until as late as 12:30 am. Each writer has 15 minutes to get on stage, do their material and get off.

The Eglantine, University area, Belfast
Session Wednesday all year round.

The Empire, Botanic Avenue, 028 90328110

Errigle Inn, Ormeau Rd, Belfast, 028 90641410

The Front Page, Donegall Street, Belfast, 028 90324924
Songwriter's Session is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00pm until 1:00am. Each writer has 15 minutes to get on stage, do their material and get off.

The Hatfield, Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast
Session Sat night all year round.

The Hercules, Castle Lane, Belfast, T 01 232 333905
Session Fri and Sat nights all year round.

John Hewitts, 51 Donegall St, Belfast, Tel 028 90233768
Session Tues 9.30, Wed 9.30, Sat 5, Sun 9.30pm.

Katy Daly's, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, 028 90325942
Wednesday night.

Kelly's Cellars, 30 Bank Street, Belfast, 028 90324835
Saturday afternoon trad.

The Kitchen Bar, 16 Victoria Place, Belfast, 028 90324901
Session Fri, Sun all year round.

Liverpool Bar, Donegall Quay, 028 90324796

Maddens Bar, Frances St., 74 Smithfield, Belfast, 028 90244114
Session Fri, Sat all year round, but could happen any night depends who's there. Said to be "Belfast's mekka of traditional music"!

Magennis's, May Street, 028 90230295

McGuinness's Bar, May St, Belfast
Session Thursday all year round.

McHugh's, Queen's Square, T 028 90247830

Menagerie, University Street
Sez Wed 10pm.

The Parador Hotel, Upper Ormeau Road, Belfast
Session Thurs night.

Pat's Bar, Prince's Dock Street, 028 90744524
Sez Wed.

Queen's Students Union An Bun a Tee, Belfast
Session Sat.

Robinson's, Gt Victoria St, Belfast, 028 90247447
Sez Sun 9:30.

Roddy McCorley Club, Glen, Belfast
Sez Tues.

The Rotterdam Bar, Pilot Street, Belfast, 028 9074 6021
Session Thurs 9.30 all year round.

Ye Olde Orchid, Bank Street, Belfast
Weekend nights.

Tap Room, Hilden Brewery, Lisburn
Sez Wed 8-11pm.


Fealty's (Ormeau Bar), Bangor
Session Fri all year round.

Coast Road Hotel, Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, T 01960 351021
Session Wed 8pm.

Savages, Castelwellan
Session 2nd Friday.

Speedy Mullan's, Downpatrick
Session Fri.

O'Reilly's, Dromara, 02897 533998
Session Sun 4:30 till late. Musicians Welcome.

Kirkcubbin Sailing Club
Singer's Club 1st Friday. All singers welcome.

The Cove, Newry, T 028 30267193
Session Tues night ("without fail!"). It's on the Hilltown-Newcastle road (2 miles outside Newry). "A shrine to Tommy [Sand] & Co ... enough sand to open a private beach."

The Fiddler's Green, Portpatrick, 028 42728383
Nightly sing-song.

Corner House, Rostrevor
Regular and impromptu sessions.


The Fiddlestone, Belleek
Sez sometimes.

Patrick Blakes, Derrylin

Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Sez Fri or Sat.

The Bush, Enniskillen
Sez Mon.

The Railway Hotel, Enniskillen
Sez Sun.

The Vintage, Enniskillen
Sez Fri.


St Trea's Hall, Ballymaguigan (between Toomebridge and Ballyronan)
Loughshore Traditional Singing Club Fri alternative months.

Bridie's Cottage, Craft Village, Shipquay Street, Derry, T 01504 260329
In Summer traditional Irish music and dance on Wednesday.

Castle Bar, 26 Waterloo Street, Derry, 01504 263118.
Traditional live music on weekends.

Clarendon Bar, 44 Strand Rd, Derry, T 01504 263705
In Summer traditional Irish music and dance on Wednesday.

Da Vinci's Restaurant, Culmore Road, Derry, 01504 372074
Italian restaurant incl. 3 bars. Tue trad sessions, Thu & Fri Disco, Sat Live music.

The Dungloe Bar, 41 Waterloo Street/Ecke High Street, Derry, 01504 267716
Trad nightly.

The Glue Pot Bar, Shipquay Street, Derry, 01504 367463
Derry's oldest pub, established 1684. Live mon-sat.

Gweedore Bar, Waterloo St, Derry

Henry Joy McCracken, Castle St, Derry
Tues Trad night.

J&T McGinley's, Foyle St, Derry

Peadar O'Donnell, 63 Waterloo Street, Derry, 01504 372318
Sessions nightly. (Well, not nightly.)

The Rocking Chair, Waterloo St, Derry

Sandinos, Water St, Derry, 028 71309297
Sez Sun 4pm.

The Corner Bar, Main Street, Limavady
"Live music in the backroom whenever there is enough space."

Ward's, Limavady
Trad irregularly.

Mary's, Magherafelt


Quinns Corner, Castlecaufield

JTs Place, Coalisland, 028 87740633
Sez Mon 10:30. Songs & tunes.

The Belfast House, Cookstown, T 016487 69759
Session Mon. Musicians welcome.

Kelly's, Cookstown, T 016487 63787
Session Sun. Musicians welcome.

The Lark Bar, Dungannon, T 01868 724130
Session Thurs & Sun. Musicians welcome.

Ropers, Dungannon, 01868 723632
Trad Tues nights. Musicians welcome.

Tomney's, Moy, T 01868 784755
Session Fri. Musicians welcome.

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