The Best Music Bars in Ireland

The Irish are a nation of music lovers and bars that host live music can be found in every town, city and village throughout the country. In fact, there are literally thousands of live music bars to choose from in Ireland, especially as the Irish are also known to enjoy a drink or two. Here is an overview of the best music bars in Ireland.

Whelan’s in Dublin

401-whelans-logo-02If you are planning a trip to Dublin, make sure you check out this popular bar on Wexford Street. The bar downstairs at Whelan’s is a great place to listen to traditional folk music, while those who head upstairs will be able to catch local bands and this is the very place where the Arctic Monkeys famously got their big break.

Sin é’ in Cork

People who want to get a feel for traditional Irish music while visiting Cork should head to this lively Irish bar. Live music can be heard here most nights, with the best days to stop on by being Fridays and Saturdays.

Roisin Dubh in Galway

Fans of some of the bigger Irish performers such as Ed Sheeran and Lisa Hannigan are likely to have the chance to watch them strut their stuff on the stage at Roisin Dubh. The bar can be found on Lower Dominick Street and always attracts large crowds of dedicated music lovers.

Dolans in Limerick

Although this bar started out supporting traditional music when it first opened its doors to the public, in the 1990s, it was not long before some of the bigger names such as Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand started getting in on the act. The great thing about visiting Dolans is that you sure will be treated to some of the best live music around; there is always plenty to delight your ears and get your toes tapping here.