5 Pubs in Ireland You Need to Visit

We posted about our favourite nightclubs last week which was very popular, but we thought we’d take a look at the best traditional pubs in Ireland, for those looking for a good place to catch up or check out some great Irish music.

This is a mix of pubs the team here have been to in the past, nominating one each for the title, check it out and let us know of any pubs we might have missed!

The Cobblestone – Dublin


A great pub for traditional Irish music and one we bring our friends from England to, giving them a real taste of Ireland.

This laid back and friendly pub is built on tradition and you can tell as soon as you enter. Situated in the Smithfield area about 15 minutes from the city centre.

Tom Barry’s – Cork

Tom Barrys Cork

This is one for Summer, they’re beer garden is something else and the real selling point here. Surrounded by an array of flowers it’s perfect when the sun’s out (if we ever get any). It’s not bad in winter too with it’s roaring open fires!

Situated on Barrack Street in Cork, definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

The Lord Edward – Dublin

lord edward pub dublin ireland

Back to Dublin, one of our favourite spots for a quiet pint is The Lord Edward on Christchurch Place, which also doubles up as an amazing seafood restaurant.

If you’re a local, then downstairs is for you, but visiting for the day? Then head upstairs for large open wood fires and bargain prices.

The Long Hall – Dublin

longhall dublin ireland

We had to include this one after Rihanna visited it in 2010! With friendly staff and a great beer,situated in the South City Centre, this pub gives you a real taste of Dublin culture.

The interior is eye-catching with filigree-edge mirrors, a long dark wooden bar and red ceilings. Great place for locals and tourists alike.

O’Loclainn’s – Bellyvaughan

irish pub bellyvaughan

We found this pub on another blog which quoted “Go there as soon as possible”, so when we found ourselves in the area we had to go of course!

What a fantastic selection of Whiskeys, this place is a small room with a lot of character. It’s out of the way but well worth a visit.


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