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5 places in Dublin to experience traditional Irish music 

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One of Ireland’s biggest draws is its local culture, with lively people, music and famous pubs. A trip to this country would not be complete without experiencing authentic Irish music. That’s why we’ve selected five places in Dublin, where you’ll find a lively atmosphere and the best of traditional Irish music.

Piper’s Corner

Pipers Corner Dublin Pub

Despite being a relatively new establishment, opened in 2017, this pub has already become a reference in Dublin. The nightly music sessions bring together Irish musicians who stand out for their songs that follow the country’s tradition.

In addition, the place offers a range of craft beer produced in Ireland and a differentiated service, where each customer is treated as a friend.

Address: 105-106 Marlborough St, North City, Dublin

Cultúrlann na hÉireann

Cultúrlann na hÉireann

Purpose built to keep traditional Irish culture alive, this bar is part of a community that promotes Irish music and tradition. The pub is distinguished by its constant use of Gaelic, the original language of Ireland.

The Friday music sessions offer livelier music, while the Tuesday sessions are aimed at those who prefer a calmer environment. To get to the bar, you’ll have to travel to the Monkstown district, which is about 40 minutes from central Dublin.

Address: 32 Belgrave Square S, Montpelier, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, A94 XV02


O'Donoghue's pub Dublin Music live

The venue offers traditional Irish music seven days a week, with national musicians and bands, offering a unique experience. Located in the central region, it is an easily accessible pub for tourists and residents.

Address: 15 Merrion Row, Dublin

The Temple Bar

The Template Bar Dublin Irish Pub

More than a pub, this location offers options for purchasing t-shirts, mugs and many other themed objects. There are several environments to choose from. Also, the music goes on all day, from 10:30 am to 1:30 am.

Address:  47-48, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 N725

The Cobblestone

The Cobblestone live music Dublin

An authentic Irish pub, with good music, a festive atmosphere and first-hand service. To get a better taste of Irish traditional music, you can visit The Cobblestone on Wednesdays, when musicians Siohma and Jacqui Martin teach Irish music.

Address: 77 King St N, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 TP22

Traditional Irish music

In these places, in addition to a wide variety of drinks and good service, you will be able to enjoy traditional Irish music, which offers a vibrant rhythm. In general, musicians use traditional instruments such as violin, flute and some percussion instruments, such as the “Bodhrán”, similar to a tambourine, but without the side coins.

If you want to get to know the Irish culture and people better, you need to visit one of these recommended pubs. Be enchanted by the joy of these people and the festive rhythm of traditional Irish music.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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