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Dublin’s pubs are slices of its living culture. They are the famous haunts of its literary set, politicians, rock stars and of course, Dubliners! Our capital city is home to some 1,000 pubs and no visit to Dublin would be complete without sampling a local brew in a real Dublin pub!

Traditional Irish Music

Johnny Fox’s Pub
Johnny Fox's Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin Mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs - and is also famed as the highest pub in the country. It is located approx 25-35 minutes drive from Dublin City centre and has a popular live Irish music session 7 nights a week.

The Oliver St. John Gogarty
Oliver St John Gogarty Situated in the heart of Temple Bar is one of Dublin’s most renowned traditional Irish pubs that has received worldwide acclaim for its traditional Irish music, dancing and food. The Oliver St. John Gogarty traditional Irish Bar is popular with visitors the world over. The live music bar, which is located on the first floor hosts traditional Irish music sessions from 2.30 pm till late every day of the week.

Comedy Clubs

Comedy in Dublin has grown in popularity in recent years with a number of pubs and venues providing at least one comedy night each week. There are also venues which specialise in comedy theatre and feature both Irish and international acts, from established players to up and coming artists.
The International Comedy Club & The Laughter Lounge are two of the most popular with resident and visiting comedians entertaining audiences every weekend.
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Or visit for a list of upcoming comedy events throughout the city.


Restaurants Dublin is a modern, cosmopolitan city – something that is reflected in vast array of restaurants on offer. Whatever your taste or budget; there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from during your stay in Dublin.
Wherever you eat, portions will be generous, especially in pubs. With its coastal location, it’s not surprising to find so much seafood on offer in Dublin, in particular smoked salmon and oysters are a favourite and are usually consumed with a Guinness!