Traditional Irish Music
I'm on a roll this week with ideas that I would like to do a blog on. I think it would be great to compile a list of 101 pubs of the world, famous for a long history of supporting Irish music and Irish musicians. Don't know what should constitute a pub getting into the top 101 apart from a long history of music, live traditional sessions that have been running for 10 years plus. Let me know. Interesting to see how many from outside Ireland qualify. A few immediate ones come to mind but I'll leave it up to you to prompt me.
If you know of or own such a pub that you think qualifies please post below. If possible provide as many links as possible to information, photos, videos etc on the said pub.
I'll start with a pub from my own county Matt Molloy's in Westport, Co. Mayo. Watch this space.
Wee Tom's, or, more formally, The House of McDonnell, in Ballycastle, North Antrim gets my vote. A very long-standing and high quality session. There ain't many pubs like Wee Tom's left.
O'Donoghue's in Dublin.
Dempsey's in New York City hosts NYCs longest running session.