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Top Five Best Music Venues in Ireland


Ireland is a beautiful destination for vacations of any type, but none more than for music. Boasting wonderful traditional music as well as more modern music and several venues from which to choose, Ireland is the spot for finding fun festivals or concerts.

5) Oh Yeah

Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oh Yeah is a very popular music centre. They were originally founded to support amateur, talented musicians and bands from the area and they have a wide variety of genres for their performances. It’s in an old whiskey warehouse in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast and is open from ten in the morning until five in the evening every day and can be contacted at +44 (0) 28 90 310 845 or on this website.

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4) The Voodoo Lounge

This awesome Dublin bar, restaurant, and venue reopened in 2013 after a history as a card club and a former alternative-genre music venue and club. It is located at 39-10 Arran Quay, near The Brazen Head and Jameson Distillery Bow St, a littler further from Christ Church Cathedral, along the River Liffey. You can contact them at and view concert listings or purchase tickets online.

3) The Grill Nightclub

Founded in 1962 and located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, The Grill Music Venue used to be called The Golden Grill and was considered the Fianna Fáil HQ, unofficially. This venue hosted performances from Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Shane MacGowan, We Are Scientists, Chuck Berry, Dirty Sanchez, among others. They can be reached at (074) 912 2022 and you can find out more information about their upcoming events on their website.

2) Dolans

Located in Limerick, Ireland, Dolans has hosted performances by Mumford & Sons, The Undertones, The Blind Boys from Alabama, Kate Nash, and more. They’ve been open at their location on Dock Road in Limerick since 1994. They received the Irish Music Rights Organization’s Live Music Venue of the Year award two years in a row. They can be reached by phone at (061) 314-483 and by email at or, for gig information, They are open Monday through Friday from noon until “late” and on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays from ten in the morning until “late.”

1) Whelan’s

This pub located in Dublin is the site of scenes of P.S. I Love You as well as the venue to several international artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Kate Nash, Jeff Buckley, Owl City, Ed Sheeran, etc. It’s famous for its amazing music scene and is one of the most popular pubs in Dublin. Now celebrating 25 years of music, Whelan’s is open from five in the evening until three in the morning Monday through Saturday and until two in the morning on Sunday. They can be reached at +353 (0)1 478 0766,, or found online here.

If you’re planning a musical excursion to Ireland, you should definitely consider these five amazing and very popular music venues in Ireland. You’re destined to see a great show, have great service, and have a fantastic time.

Hey Irish People! We know we are missing many so please place them in the comments section below for all our tourists and visitors to see 🙂

About the Author Ed McCarthy

Ed McCarthy is the manager and promoter of j90. Ireland’s favourite and most in demand party band. With over 10 years experience Ed founded Cherrypick Entertainment, an agency to cherry-pick and prepare the best bands in Ireland to be better and offer more.

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