We’ve all been missing heading down to the local to indulge in some patter and a pint during lockdown, and this couldn’t be more true for the people of Ireland – for whom bars can be so much more than simply somewhere to catch a drink.
Concerts and festivals hold their own excitement, but nothing beats the intimacy and inclusion of a good old trad session down at your favourite Irish pub. Live music is an undisputable part of our culture, and those nights in a cosy pub packed to the gunnels with the sounds of fiddles, guitars and laughter seeping out onto the street is where the authentic Irish experience really comes to life.
It’s a truly beautiful thing, to see tourists and locals blend together in the delight of the evening, where the music isn’t simply listened to – but experienced. I’ve listed a few of my favourite pubs where traditional Irish music is played and accompanied by some of the best craic in Ireland!
Obviously in the current situation, a lot of these bars are currently closed due to coronavirus precautions, but when they open again you can be sure – it’s going to be one hell of a party!