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Connors, Ballycastle, Thursday,  Web

House of McDonnell, Ballycastle, 028 2076 2975: Fridays ~ 10pm, Web

Bushmills Inn, Main Street, Bushmills, 028 207 32339: Saturdays ~ 8.30pm, Web

Johnny Joe's/McCollams, Cushendal, 028 2177 1992: Fridays ~ 9pm, Web

Billy Andy's, Larne, 028 2827 0648: Saturdays: 3.30pm, Web

Crown & Shamrock, Newtownabbey, 028 9083 2889: Wednesdays: 9pm, Web

Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge, 028 7965 0694: Saturdays only from 9pm

Lily Johnsons, Glenavy, Friday night, 22 Main St, Glenavy, Antrim, 028 9442 2467

Barney's Bar, Market Square, Antrim Town, Sundays, 9pm

The Front Page, Ballymoney Street, Ballymena, First Wed of Mth, ( 028 ) 2564 1953

Carrickfergus Gasworks Trad Session, Friday 8pm, monthly see for dates

The Tap RoomHilden, LISBURN Co. Antrim now runs 7.30pm -10pm Wednesdays from February - December.

McGeown's Bar, Glenavy, wednesday plus last Fri of each month

Ballad Inn, Ballynure, thurs, 9.30pm

Adair Arms, Ballymena on Thursdays. Tel: (028) 2565 3674

Hunters Bar, Ballyvoy, Sunday 5-8pm

O'Kane's Bar, Randalstown, Co. Antrim,  2nd and 4th Thursday, ring in advance, 02894473101

The Wild Duck, Portglenone, Wed 7-8pm junior, Thurs 9.30 - 11.30 adults, Twitter

Anchor Bar, Portstewart, Thursday Nights, (028)7083 2003

Harbour Bar, Portrush, Friday and saturday, ( 028) 7082 2430

The Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy, Tuesday Nights, ( 028 ) 2076 9613

O' Kane's Bar, Randalstown Sessions now every Thursday. All welcome

Errigle Inn, Ormeau Road, Pinewood Bar. Tuesday nights at 10.

Dirty Onion, Hill St, Saturday afternoons 2-4.

Barney's, Market Square, Antrim Town, County Antrim. Traditional & Folk Session , Sundays 9pm

Fountain Bar, 20 Fountain Street, Belfast, Fridays from 9pm

Cultúrlann MacAdam-Ó Fiaich, 212 Falls Road, Session every Saturday 12.30-2,30

St. Enda's GAA Club, Hightown Rd, Glengormley,  First Saturday of Each Month

The Diamond Bar in Ballymoney on Thursdays! It commences approx. 9pm or 9.30pm and goes on til 11pm or 11.30pm.

Crown and Shamrock, Co. Antrim every second Sunday started from 9 September 2018. From 8pm



Red Ned's Bar, 27 Ogle Street, Armagh City, Fridays, 9pm, ( Folk & Bluegrass)

The Northern Bar (Hughes), Railway Street, Tuesdays, 10pm

Cassie's Bar, Keady, Wednesday 9.30

Clenaghan's Bar, 48 Soildertown Road, Aghalee, ( 028 ) 9265 2952

Arthurs Bar, Bridge Street, Keady, 2nd Tuesday of Month

Hearty's Folk Cottage, Glassdrummond, Sun Afternoon

Welcome Inn, Forkhill, Tuesdays

O' Hanlon's, Mullaghbawn, AOH Hall, Saturday, 9pm

Brankins Bar, Obins Street Portadown, Thursday

Ma Kearneys, Crossmaglen, Armagh, Fridays, Facebook

O' Tooles Bar & Restaurant, Ballymacnab, Fri, ( 028 ) 3753 9726

Pearse Óg Social Club, Armagh City, Sunday Evenings - Instrumental & Singing Session from 5.30



Seven Oaks Hotel,  Carlow, Every Monday

Cullens, the Hill Pub, Hacketstown, Tues,

Brennans, Graiguecullen, Carlow, Every Monday

Eddie McDonalds Bar, Clonmore, Hacketstown. 1st Fri of Month

Courthouse Hotel, Carlow, Every Wednesday Night

Teach Dolmain, Carlow, Every Thursday Night



Cooneys Bar, Ballyconnell, Sunday, 8.30pm

Frank Eddys, Maguires Pub, Blacklion, Fri 10pm , Facebook

Breffni Arms, Arvagh, Friday, 9.30

The Farnham Arms, Main St, Cava, Wednesday,  353 (0)49 433 2577, Web

The Royal Bar, Ballyjamesduff, Friday

The Imperial Bar, Cavan, Sundays 4pm, 00353 (0) 49 4373027, Facebook

Brady’s, Ballinagh, 1st Sunday of each month, 10pm

Shamrock, Killeshandra, Saturday, 9pm

McDermots, Corner House,  Ballinagh, 353 (0) 49 4337149

Maggies, Killeshandra, Thursdays 10pm, Facebook

Boylans, Kilnalech, cavan, fridays, 10.30pm

The Widow's Bar, Belturbet, Every Sunday night at 9.30pm, Call bar for details 0499522274

Clarkes, Kingscourt, first Friday of the month,@ 10pm

Burns, Shercock, second Friday of the month, @ 10pm

Clarkes, Kingscourt @ 10pm, first Friday of the month,

Burns, Shercock @ 10pm, second Friday of the month



The Roadside Tavern, Monday, Wednesday, Thurs, Friday & Saturday, 10pm throughout the summer.

Peppers, Feakle, wednesday 9pm, 00353 (0)61 924322

Brogans Bar, 24 O Connell St, Ennis, 00353 (0)65 6829480, Web

Nagles Pub, Killfenora, Saturday night 9.30, 00353 65 7088133

Cruises Bar, Ennis, Check in advance  (065) 6841800

Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Every Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun Facebook

Preachers Pub, Ennis, Every Tues, Wed, 00353 (0)65 682 3322 Web

Bofey Quinns, Main St, Corofin, 00353 (0)65 683 7321 Facebook

Fawls Railway Bar,69 O'Connell St, Ennis, 00353 (0) 65 6824463. Sat night

The Blacksticks Bar,Silvergrove, O'Callaghans Mills, Co. Clare, 00353 (0) 65 6835 68

Crotty's Pub, Restaurant and B&B, Kilrush. ,   Seisiun on Tues, Wed and Fri nights throughout summer from 9:30pm. Tel: 065 9052470

Daly's Bar, Ballynacally. Friday nights from 9:30pm. 065 6832134 / 087 6614766

Joe McHugh's, Liscannor. TRAD THURSDAYS - a series of Thursday evening traditional music gigs

Gliasian's Bar, Sixmilebridge, Fri, 10pm, Web

Vaughans Pub, Kilfenora, Thursdays, 9pm, Sonja's Slow Session, Click here for link to tunes

The Honk Bar, Ballycally Co. Clare every second Friday Night (9:30 till Late), Behind Shannon Airport

Cogan's Bar, Miltown Malbay, Trad music and song every Saturday night from 10pm, all are welcome!

Abbey Tavern, Quin Co. Clare every Sat night, kicks off around 10pm all welcome

Malachy's Bar, Quin Co. Clare, every Friday night 9:30 pm till late, all welcome

Friels Pub, Milltown Malbay, very Friday with Jackie Daly, Henry Benagh and friends. Every Saturday also 0657085883

Danny Mac's, Lahinch, Co. Clare. Sessions every Thursday and Sunday Night at 9.30 All welcome. Phone: 065 7081020

Griffins Bar, Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Session every Friday Night at 10pm. All Welcome. Phone: 087 2500234/ 086 8888875



Cheers Bar Fermoy Co.Cork. Thursday, 3 nights of month. Ring in advance 025 51699

The Thomond Bar, Marlborough St, Cork. Only for Summer months. Ring in advance. 021 427 9747

Vincent Coughlans Bar, Ballydehob. Ceili dance on sunday night. 028 25903

Sin É - Trad sessions on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. 021 450 2266 Facebook

Corner House - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 (Both Sine and Corner House on Coburg St). Thurs 6pm. 1st Fri of month

The Gables - (Douglas Street) Wednesdays and Sundays 9:30 Facebook

The Oven's Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Sun 7pm, 021 427 1345 ( This is not always guaranteed. Ring in advance ) Facebook

Charlie's - Union Quay, Thurs 9pm, Sundays at 3PM. Web

Ballydehob, Cork, rotating session in this order every Friday, VincentCoughlans,O Briens,Rosies, Levis Corner House, Sandboat

Wallis' Bar, Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork each Tuesday at 9.30pm Web

Blarney Castle Hotel, Blarney, Tuesday 9.30, Web

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main Street, Cork, Every night except Tuesday Facebook

South County Bar, Douglas, Wed, Thurs nights, Sun at 6pm, check in advance, Web

The Bailey, Sheare Street, Cork, Sun 9.30pm every 2nd week. On stage trad music. Check in advance.

The Rock Bar, Gilabbey St, Cork, Wed 9.30, 021 431 2996

The Oliver Plunkett Bar, Oliver Plunkett street. Not regular and not on at time of writing. Check 021 422 2779

Dan Buckleys, Castle Hotel Macroom, Tues, 10pm, July & August, Facebook

Cavanagh's Bar, Liberty Street, No trad at present but may start up for Summer 2015. Check Web

Clancy's Bar, Prince's Street,  Wed at 9.30 and Sun at 5.30. Stage show. 021 427 6097

The White Horse Inn, Ballincollig County Cork, 8 pm to 10 pm,  Open Trad Session every 3rd Sunday. Ring in advance 021 4871388

Counihan's, Pembroke Street, 0214277850, Wed Night Web

South County Inn, Douglas, 0214891574, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun. Wed and Thursday is a mix of styles.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun Web

De Barra, Clonakilty, 023 883 3381, Every Mon night. Web

Caseys of Baltimore, 02820197, Sat night

The Corner Bar, Skibbereen, Saturday night. Mon night in June, July and August  Web

Dalton's Kinsale. Every Monday night, 021 477 7957

The Whitehouse, Kinsale, Every Thursday night, 0214772125

The Araglin Bar, Cullen Village, North Co. Cork, Trad sessions/sing song, Friday night with free finger food. starting @9.30pm



Peadar O Donnel's, Waterloo Street,derry City, Every night

The Anchor Inn, Ferryquay Street, Wednesday

Tinney's, Patrick Street, Tuesday

Sandino's, Water Street, Thursday, 7-10pm, Sunday 4-8pm

Marys, Market Square, Maherafelt, Check times

Owen's, Main Street Limavady, Check times

Smyth's, Portsteward, Wednesday

Peter McKenna's Bar, Maghera, Last Friday of every month, juniors 8.30pm, seniors from 10pm

Friel's Bar/Rafters, Swatragh, First Friday of every month, juniors 8.30pm, seniors from 10pm

Wolfe Tones GAA, Bellaghy, check their facebook - Web

The Grand Central Bar, Strand Road, Derry City, Eve Sun, 9-11pm, Ulster University Magee Trad Society + local musicians


Mc Grorys, Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal every Friday. 10 till late"

The Abbey Hotel, the Diamond, Donegal Town, Monday, 9.30

The Reel Inn, Donegal Town, Nightly

The Beehive Bar, Mainstreet, Ardara, Co Donegal, every Friday 9.30 till late.

Horse Shoe Inn, Ballindrait Lifford Co. Donegal one Friday per month. Check date first 10.30

Wilkins Bar, Churchill, Letterkenny, 2nd Sun of the Mth, 3-4pm Beginners (Kids and Adults). 4-6pm All Welcome.

Excelsior Bar, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 5-7pm Facebook website

Wilkins Bar, Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 3-4pm Beginners (Kids and Adults). 4-6pm All Welcome.

Conway's Bar, Ramelton, County Donegal. Every Friday from 10pm til late.

Brewery Bar, Market Square, Letterkenny, Every Thursday, 9pm

The Glen Tavern - Dinny's, Glen of Glenties, Last Sat of mth, Musicians; Vincent, Jimmy & Peter Campbell & Ernan O'Donell.  Web

Tully's Bar, Carndonagh. Every Second Sunday. Starts at 6pm. All musicians welcome Facebook

The Persian Bar, Carndonagh, Donegal. Every Wednesday night. All year round. starts at 10 pm. All musicians welcome Facebook

Lily McGonagles' Bar, Malin, Inishowen, Donegal. Every Thursday Night. All year round. Session starts at 9 pm. 

The Stepping Stone, Dungloe, Co Donegal- on the first Friday of the month 9.30pm

Teach Huidaí Bheag , Gaoth Dobhair Dún na nGall every Monday and Friday 10-late

Dry Arch Inn, Letterkenny (on the right of Clanree Hotel, immediately after the Dry Arch Roundabout) Every Tues. night from 9.30pm

Ceilih Bar, Main Street, Ardara, Co.Donegal. Friday



CCE Headquarters, 32 Belgrave Square, Monkstown. Slow session Tuesday 9.30. Session Friday 9.30 Web

O'Donoghues, 15 Merrion row, D2. Nightly. 353 (0)1 6607194. Web

McNeills, 140 Capel Street, D7, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 00353 (0) 1 8747 679 Facebook

Landsdowne Hotel, 27/29 Pembroke Road,  Ballsbridge, 353 (0) 1 668 2522 Thursday Night Web

The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin, Nightly and Saturday Afternoon, Web

                                                                                   Wed, Slow Session with Jacqui Martic, 7.30 - 8.30

                                                                                   Mon, Slow Session, 7.30 - 9.30, advanced after 9.30

Clasaċ, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Ireland Phone 00353 (1) 8363060 Web

Grace's, Rathmines, Friday & Saturday Night, Phone: 00353 (1)4974199

Dropping Well, Classon's Bridge, Milltown, Dublin, Saturday Night

Johnny Fox's, Glencullen, Co. Dublin, Every Night, Web

Áras Chrónaín, Clondalkin Village, Web

                              Wednesday (9.00-11.30pm) - Traditional Irish Music Session
                              Thursday (9.00-11.30pm) - Traditional Irish Music Session
                              Friday (7.30-12.00pm) - Club Chrónáin - Set Dancing Class 7.30-9.00p.m. / Trad Music, Dance and Song 9pm on
                              Saturday (9.00pm) - Traditional Irish Music Session
                              Sunday (9.00pm) - Traditional Irish Music Session

Bowes Lounge, 31 Fleet Street, Dublin 2. Sunday Night 9pm.00353 (1)6714038  Web Added by Kathleen McCabe

Harcourt Hotel. 60, Harcourt St, Dublin 2 every Mon night 003531 4783677

Joe Mays, Skerries, Tuesday and Friday from 10pm

The Black Raven, Skerries, Wednesday from 9.30pm

The Lansdowne Bar, Bath Ave., Dublin 4, Monday afternoon 3 P.M. - 6 P.M. and Thursday 9-30 P.M.

Anglers Rest, Strawberry Beds, Nightly and also Sunday afternoon. Check in advance

Royal Oak, Kilmainham Lane, Dublin 8, Every 2nd Wednesday, 9.30

Stags Head, Dame Street, fri/Sat, Facebook

The Séamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Sun 12pm, Web

Rathmines Inn,  Rathmines, Dublin 6, Mon. 9.30, Open session

Peadar Kearney's, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Every Monday 5-8pm All welcome.

Duffys of Malahide every Sunday from 7-9pm starting this Sunday, the 23rd of June.  All welcome.

Poitín Stil,  Rathcoole  Every Wednesday 9.30 to 12.00

Muldowneys, Rathcoole Every Saturday 9.30 to 12.30

Devitts, Camden Street, Dublin.  Friday and Saturday 9.30 to 12.30

The Kestral, Walkinstown, Sunday evening 6 to 9pm

Sheary's, Bar Crumlin  Friday nights  9.30 to 12.30

Waltons New School of Music in Dublin hosts Trad Slow Sessions for learners once a month on Fridays.

St. Brigid's Community Centre, Blanchardstown, Wednesday April 20th at 7.30p.m, Beginner's at 7.30. Unsure if weekly??

Brú House Fairview. "Fairview Trad", Thursdays

Sandyford Community Centre in South Dublin hosts Trad Slow Sessions for intermediate level on Monday evenings from September. Contact 087 4340019 for further information.



Spirit Store, Georges Quay, Sundays 6-9pm downstairs



Fealty's, High Street, Bangor, Fridays

Dufferin Arms, Killyleagh, Sat 4-8pm,  ( trad, appalachian, folk, blues)

Inanhoe Inn, Carryduff, Alternative Tuesdays in the small lounge, 8.30

Mullans, Chruch Street, Downpatrick, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon

Railway Bar, Monaghan Street, Newry, thurs 10pm

Coach Inn, Portaferry, CCE session monthly, first Sunday, 3-6pm

Coach Inn, Portaferry, 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month

Dumigan's, Portaferry, 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month

Maghers Inn, Newcastle, Saturday afternoon

Quinns Bar, Newcastle, Wednesdays

Peter Moran's Cottage, Dromara ( Finnis ), Dromara to Rathfriland road, Last Fri of month, Sept - May, 8.30pm

Brandy Bar, Castewellan, 2nd friday, 9pm - late

The Poacher's Pocket (formerly Lisbarnett House), Comber - Wednesdays 8pm

Rabbit Rooms. Bangor Co.Down. Every 3rd Wednesday @9:15pm



Blakes, Eniskillen, Fridays

Aughnakillymaude Community Centre, Derrylin, First Saturday of Every Month from 9pm



The Auld Shillelagh, Aughrim Co Galway, Sunday 9pm, Wednesday 8.30 

Taaffes, 19-20 Shop Street, Sessions nightly,  Tel: 00353 (91) 91 564 066 Web

Oconghaile Paraic Tigh Ned Pub, Inis Oirr, Oileain Arainn, Inis Oirr

AnTain, Ballinsloe, Wednesday 9pm, Web

De Courcys" Ahascragh Co Galway, Nightly

Campbells Tavern, Cloughanover, Wed, 10pm, Facebook

Tig Coili, Mainguard Street, Galway City, Web

Western Hotel, 33 Prospect Hill - 1 minute walk from EyreSquare, Thursday, Western Hotel

E Brun, Dominic Street, Galway, Thursday 9pm, Web

Emerald Bar, Emmet Place, Ballinsloe, Friday 10pm

Spanish Arch, Galway, Sunday - Thursday, 00353 (0) 91 5690 600 Web

Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway, 7 Nights, 00353 (0) 91 587 419, Web

The Quays, The Quay Galway, Sunday 6pm, 00353 (0) 91 568 347

Padraicins, Furbo, Fri and Sat night, 9.30, Web

Lowry's Bar, Clifden, Co Galway, Every Tuesday night 10pm.

Jordan's Bar. Clarenbridge, 1st Tues month , Facebook

Lohan's Bar & Restaurant, Dusty Banjos session, 1st Saturday of each month  Web

Áras na Gael, 45 Sráid Doiminic, Gaillimh, Sat 8pm,. Phone: 091 567824, Web

Tigh Hughes, An Spidéal, Conamara, Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10pm, Tel 087-235 5410, Web

An Tobar, Spiddal, galway, Sun 5-7pm, Web

Oliver's Bar & Restaurant, Cleggan, Co. Galway,Early evening trad session, Wed 7.30pm.

St.James Music Club, Mervue Galway  Trad Music Session every Friday  night @ 8:00pm

Imperial Hotel, Every Thursday, 9.30pm, Eyre Square, Galway City

Áras Na nGael, Dominick Street, Monday night at 8:30 in Galway City, 



An Droichead Beag, Dingle, 7 Nights, 9pm, Lower Main St, Dingle, 00353 (0) 66 915 1723

An Bothar Pub, Dingle, Saturday, 9pm, 00353 (0) 66 915 5342, Web

An Chonair Bar, Dingle, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun, 00353 (0) 66 915 20 11

O Flahertys, Dingle, 7 Nights, 00353 (0) 66 915 1983

Murphys Bar, Killarney, Most nights , check in advance, Web

McCarthy's Pub, Dingle . Saturday night. 00353 (0) 66 915 1205

The Marina Inn Dingle, Sat and Sun 00353 (0)66 915 16 60

An Bothar Pub, Dingle, Sat 00353 (0) 66 915 5342 Web

Paidi O Shea's Pub, Ventry. Check in advance. 00353 (0) 66 915 90 11

The Courthouse Pub - Tigh na Cúirte, Dingle, run by the guitarist and singer Tommy O'Sullivan, Sunday 5-8pm 

Francie Sheahans Pub, Killorglin co Kerry every Thursday and Sunday night

Old Killarney Inn, Aghadoe, Killarney. 064 662 0000 every Saturday night at 9.45pm

Buckley's Bar, Arbutus Hotel, College St. Killarney, Saturday, 9.30 and Sunday lunch time at 1.30pm 064 663 1037

Crowley's Bar, Kenmare Co.Kerry mon/tues 9:30-11:30 all year round except Jan/Feb, all welcome

The Pikeman Bar in the Grand Hotel, Tralee, Friday nights led by Nicky McAuliffe - Web


Larrys Bar, Prosperous, Tues & Fri, 00353 (0) 45 868161

Hayden's, 9 Poplar Sq, Naas, Kildare.  Every Thursday. From 9.30 pm. Tel. 045 866544

Gregory's Bar, Kilcock, Ist thursday of each month

Kilteel Inn, Lilteel, Co Kildare every Friday night from 9.30

The Harp Bar Ballitore - Trad & ballad session first Friday of the month from 10pm

Clancy's Athy, Trad session every Thursday from 8.30pm

The Ivy, 33 South Main Street, Naas, Thursday Night at 9.30pm


Comerfords Bar, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny,   1st Friday of every month.

Guinans, Windgap starting at 10. Trad music as well as lots of songs. Open session

Delaneys Pub, Slate Quarries, Tullahought every Thursday and Sunday night. Music starts at 9.30


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Teach MacFeargail's, Ballinamore, 1st Sunday of the month

McGirl's, Ballinamore, 1st Sun of every month, 8pm, Facebook

Millrace Bar, Drumshambo, Saturday, Tuesdays, (086) 3517726

Cryans Bar, Cryans Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Thurs - Sun, Web

Smyth’s Siopa Ol, Ballinamore, 00353 (0) 71 96 44955, Web

The Tower Bar, Elphin or Cryans, Carrick-on-Shannon, The Tower Bar, Elphin, Co. Roscommon 8pm 26th August,  2nd September in Cryans and so on.

Davitt's Pub, Main Street,Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim. It's at  5pm every first Sunday of the month. Leitrim Singers Circle


The Lock Bar, 3 Georges Quay, Limerick, 7 nights a week, 7pm, Wed, 00353 61 413733, Web

Hurlers Bar, Dublin Road, Castleroy, Fri and Sat, 10pm, 353 (0) 61 335 272,

Punch's Bar, Patrickswell, Thurs, 10pm, Facebook

Flannery's Pub, Shannon St, Limerick, Sunday evening from 6:30pm till 9pm.

O' Coilean's Bar, ( Pat Cullens ),  Adare Co. Limerick, Shannon, Wed night 061 396 143 

Aunty Lena's Bar, Main Street, Adare , Co Limerick, Friday nights,   061 396 114

Dolan's Pub, Dock road, Limerick , Monday nights 7.30-9.15 . (5 euro )Improvers sessions on Monday nights between 7.30 and 9pm.

Bill's Bar, Adare, Thursdays, 8.30pm


Tally-Ho, Longford, 1st and 3rd Tues of month, Facebook

Keoghs Bar, 35-37 Lower Main St, Longford, Friday, 00353 43 49737

Bent Elbow, Drumlish, Longford, Sunday 8pm


McManus Bar, Dundalk, Friday, 00353 (0)42 9331632, Facebook

Carberrys, Drogheda, Tues, 10pm,

Toale's Bar (Formally Mark's Bar) on Crowe Street, Dundalk, County Louth. 6pm until 9pm. All musicians welcome! Web

Ma Bakers, Carlingford County Louth every Tuesday and Thursday evenings approx 10pm


The Mayfly, Foxford, Sunday, 353 (0) 94 925 6518

Murrays, The Square, Charlestown, Fri &  Sun, 00353 (0) 94 9254736

Crocketts, The Quay, Ballina, Fri, 00353 (0) 96 75930 , Web

Davys, Carracastle, Sunday Night

Mannion's Pub, Balla, Castlebar, Tuesday Night, 9.30 til late, Facebook

Shazy Macs, pub, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo Wednesdays 9.30pm

The Shamrock Bar, Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Every Sunday evening 7pm to 9pm. Musicians welcome.

Killala Bay Folk Club, 1st Friday of month in The Far Side @ Johnny Lynns, Killala, Co. Mayo, from 9-11pm. Singers, musicians, storytellers and listeners all welcome. See our Facebook page Facebook for information


Maguires, Kentsown, Sunday, 00353 (0) 41 9825 179

Traynors, The Square, Oldcastle, 353 0 49 854 1236, Check in advance

Teddy's, Moylagh Dromone, Sunday 8-11pm

The Foxes Den Ashbourne, Thursdays, starting at 10pm, Added by Gillian Power

The Foxes Den, Ballymadun, Ashbourne, Last Friday of every month, 10pm, Added by Gillian Power

Boggan's Bar, Rathcore, Enfield, 1st Friday of every month, added by Dee Eakin

The Lantern, Watergate St, Navan  Wed  9:30 pm, Phone 086 835 9916 Added by Tony Brady

Foxes, Flower Hill, Navan   Thurs  10 pm, Phone 046 9021117, Added by Tony Brady

Marcie Regans, Newtown, Trim   Fri 10pm, Added by Tony Brady

Saddlers Wells, Athboy, on the second and last Wedensday of every month,

Ollie's Bar, Athboy, every Thursday night from 10pm, with Kane O Rourke, Nigel Davey, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

Central Bar, Trimgate St, Navan  every sunday  7-9 pm   ph 046-9027999 

O'Dywers Pub, Dunboyne, every Thur night 9.30pm. The Sturdy Beggars Dunboyne are a group of local Trad Musicians who play once a week. Facebook

The Bridge House, Enfield, Co Meath - 3rd Friday each month (from 9.30pm) Session in the bar + finger food. All Welcome!

The James Griffin Pub, Trad Music  4 Nights, Monday - Thursday straight through the Summer Months.

Beggys Bar, Bridge St, Navan. Traditional session every Sunday evening at 6pm to 9pm

Royal Bar , 3 Watergate St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, Sunday 6-8pm




Master Deerys Pub, Thursday 10pm

Sean Mac Diarmada GAA Club, Three Mile House / 2nd Friday of each month / 9pm - closing / 086 1677446

Community Centre, Corduff, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, 3rd Friday of mth, 10pm. Slow session before it at 9pm.

Markeys, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan,fourth Friday of the month from 10pm in


Joe Lee's, Tullamore, 2nd Tues of month

Gleesons Bar, Ferbane Co. Offaly -Sundays- once a month - Pocket Orchestra


Weir Lodge, Rooskey, Sunday 6pm

Dodds Pub, Boyle, on the Cresent every second Friday of the month

Hanlys Bar, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.   First Thursday of every month.     Patsy Hanly and friends.

Bogside Bar, Derrinadoohey, Co. Roscommon (one mile outside ballyfarnon).   John James Regans Bogside Bar.   Every Saturday night.

The Tower Bar, Elphin or Cryans, Carrick-on-Shannon, The Tower Bar, Elphin, Co. Roscommon 8pm 26th August,  2nd September in Cryans and so on.

Clancy's Bar, Knockvicar, County Roscommon, Thursday, 9pm, LAST Sunday of month. 7pm. 


McGarrigles, 11 O'Connell Street Sligo, Thursday Night, 353 (0)71 71 193

Donaghy's Bar, 1-2 Lord Edward Street, Sligo, Sunday, 353 (0)71 916 2417

The Rosin Dubh, Gurteen, Saturday, Tues night at 9.15, 353 (0)71 82 100

Teach Murray, Gurteen, Monday, 353 (0)71 916 2554

O'Donnells,Cliffoney, Sligo, Last Saturday of month

O'Connors, Ballisodare, first Tuesday of month, singers welcome

Shoot The Crows Pub, Tuesdays & Thursdays - Trad Session - Castle St, Sligo Town.

Earleys Pub, Bridge Street, Sligo town, Traditional Music session in , Ireland every Thursday night

McGarrigles, 11 O'Connell Street Sligo, Sunday 5pm, 353 (0)71 71 193

The Garavogue, Hyde Bridge, Sligo Monday 9pm College Trad Soc

Lillies, Bridge Street, Sligo, Wednesday 10pm

Ellens, Maugherow, Co Sligo Friday

Austies, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo Friday 7pm

Foleys, Castle Street, Sligo Saturday 10pm

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Thomas Connolly's Bar,Markievicz Road,Sligo, Thursday & Sun Night,



The Railway Bar, Clonmel, Wed & Sat, 00353 (0) 52 6123 569, Facebook

The Monks Pub, Mitchell St, Thurles, Wednesday, 00353 (0)504 21461

Bakers Bar, Clonmel, Monday night, Facebook

Brian Boru Pub, Cashel,  Thursday, Ger Slattery (flute) leads a trad session. From 9:30 pm, Phone 06262685

                                                        Sunday , Tommy Bodhran and the Bru Boys. From 7:30 pm      

                                                        Monday, Tommy Whelan (box) leads  a trad session, with ballads,  9:30 onwards, unplugged.   

Brosnans of Lower Gate, Saturday Nights, second and fourth Saturdays of the Month

Various Pubs , Cashel, Tuesday, GAA Lotto draw, a different pub every week, with trad before during  and after the draw from 8:30

Penny Lane, Cashel , Wednesday , Penny Lane, Ger Slattery (flute) trad and ballads. From 9:30.

Foley's  of Friar Street, Thursday, Ballads and trad from 9:30.

Paddy Rohans, Nenagh from 10pm

Derg Inn, Terryglass every Sunday from 7pm to 9.30pm

Larkins, Garrykennedy every Sunday 7pm to 9/9.30pm.

Liam O Riains, Ballina, Co. Tipperary - Every Tuesday from 9pm

The Washer Woman, Ballina, Co.Tipperary, Sundays 5-7pm


Tomneys Bar, Moy, Sunday's 6.30 - 9pm

McLoughlins Bar, Moy, Saturday, 8-10pm

The Auction Rooms, Moy, Sunday's 6-9pm

Central Bar, Coalisland, Sunday 6-9pm

The Fort Inn, Scotch Street, Dungannon, Sun 6-9pm

McGraths Bar, Irish Street, Dungannon, First Friday of Each Month, instrumental & singing session.

Hagan's Bar, Irish Street, Dungannon, Saturdays

Brantry Bard, Eglish, 3rd Friday, 10- late., ( Stops June - Sept )

Hayden's Bar, Pomeroy, Last Sat, 10- late

The Bank House, Irish Street, Dungannon, sun 2-5pm

Grant's, George Street, Saturday (? Town )

Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre (CCE), Omagh, Saturday, 10pm

Mickey Gallaghers, Mountfiels, Second Tues of each month

JD's Bar, Dunnamanagh ( Donemana), Second Fri of each month

MK's Bar, Derry Road, Strabane every first Friday at 9.30

Aranderg CCE, Castlederg, First fri, (Sept - April)

Christies, Lower Main St, Strabane, Second Thurs

Community Forum Office, Ballycolman, Strabane, Third Fri, Children and Adult learner session has ceased

Ionaid Pobail, Fountain street, Strabane, Last Tues, Children and adult learner

Crannon Inn, Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, Trad night every Wednesday night, 9.30 to 12 midnight.

Smugglers Inn, Clady Co. Tyrone every Sunday 6 - 8. All welcome

Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, Co. Tyrone every Sunday 6.30-8.30pm. Rolling Wave Seisiun - trad, folk & americana. Musicians welcome.


O' Neills Bar, Tramore, Thursday, 00353 (0) 51 381808, Facebook

Saratoga Bar, Woodstown 1st fri,

Kennedy's,  Callahane Dunmore road 2nd Thur,

Powers Bar, Dunmore East Waterford every Tues

O'Donnacha's Bar, Kilmeaden Co Waterford.  Every Tuesday. 

Harneys Pub, Dunhill Co Waterford first Tuesday of each month



Aras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, 3rd Wednesday of month

The Olive, Athlone, Wednesday, 090 647 5581

Sean's Bar,Main Street Athlone, Sat 5-8pm, 353 90 92358, Web

Grogans Pub, Glasson, Friday, 353 90 6485158, Web

Ned Claffeys, Castletown Geoghegan, 2nd Wed of month, Sept - May

The Beech Tree, Streamstown, last Friday of the month


Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey- Every Wednesday Night at 10.00pm

Centenary Stores, Wexford - Every Sunday Morning 12.30pm - 2.30pm

T Morris, Wexford, Summer Evenings Wednesdays in  Wexford 10.00pm till closing

Corcoran's Pub, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford every Thursday night from 9.30pm

The Sea Horse, Tramore Fridays from 21:00.

Raglan Road, Cross Market Street, Tramore: Wednesday from 21:00

The Ash Tree, Ballywilliam, no longer has a Friday session.


The Harbour Bar, Bray, Thurs & Sat, 00353 1 286 2274, Web

The Hibernia Inn, Bray every Tues, Thurs & Sat.

Meitheal Café, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow  Slow session the first Wednesday of every month

West Wicklow Lounge, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Phone 087-653 4693, Every Wednesday night at 9:30

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Comment by The Church on February 21, 2020 at 13:04

Sessions on Sunday-Thursday at The Church Bar in Dublin from 7pm 

Comment by graymac on January 27, 2020 at 16:38

There is a session in Teach O'Hora's, Main Street, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo on Friday nights, commencing from 10pm

Comment by graymac on January 27, 2020 at 16:28

I'm sure the Mayfly has closed down/ceased trading.
(  Mayo section - The Mayfly, Foxford, Sunday, 353 (0) 94 925 6518 )

Comment by Damian Gallagher on January 5, 2020 at 21:58

Hi, Can you add a Trad Session to the list it happens every Wednesday at 930pm in the Travellers Inn Milford Co Donegal 

Comment by Sean Quinn on November 24, 2019 at 19:58

The Tap Room, Hilden, LISBURN, County Antrim. Session closed until February 2020.

Comment by peter crann on November 22, 2019 at 9:43

Please add to your Sligo updates for quality sessions

FRIDAYS - Hargadons, Sligo Town - 5pm

SATURDAYS - Foley's Pub, Sligo Town

SUNDAYS - Connolly's Pub, Sligo town

SUNDAYS  - McGlynns Bar, Sligo Town 

WEDNESDAYS - The Strand Bar, Strandhill.

remove all McGarrigles entries as it has closed down. 

Comment by peter crann on November 21, 2019 at 20:07

A great resource for visitors and local musicians who want the live list of current sessions in Sligo, Ireland. 

Sligo Sessions all listed in blue on this weekly updated gig guide.

Comment by Sean Quinn on August 30, 2019 at 21:29

Ballycastle, County Antrim. The long-running Friday night session in the House of McDonnell has closed. Bar only open on Saturdays from now on. 

Comment by gerald morgan on August 27, 2019 at 13:23

Hi guys, can you remove the St Endas session in the Antrim section, its doesn't happen any more. Also the session in the crown and shamrock on Sundays is now every Sunday.

Cheers, Gerard.

Comment by Marc O'Hare on August 20, 2019 at 13:37

Please add to your Cork section thank you

O'Neills Bar Allihies West Cork. Session every Sunday 6pm-?? All year round

Wednesday Session 9pm-?? (Summer time only)

Comment by Meath Beo on March 2, 2019 at 14:51
6 Acoustic Live Irish music events featuring Traditional Irish artists of the area in historic venues around Co. Meath, Ireland. One a month happening in Spring & Autumn 2019.
First event March 10th , Loughcrew Gardens, Oldcastle.
April 14th : Dardistown Castle, Julianstown.
May 12th : Hamwood House, Dunboyne.
Comment by Willie Ryan on February 11, 2019 at 9:41
Brú House Fairview. "Fairview Trad", Thursdays
Comment by Adrian Boland on January 26, 2019 at 15:58

Can you please remove the trad session in Bolands of Hacketstown co carlow please. It is no longer taking place. Thank you

Comment by Bryan O' Connell on January 18, 2019 at 2:04

Lovely session in 33 south main ivy inn Naas on  Thursdays. Some lovely musicians and a nice relaxed night. Everyone welcome.

Comment by John Mac Namara on January 14, 2019 at 17:39

Session resumes in (the Ivy) 33 South Main, Naas, Co. Kildare every Thursday 9:30pm, great music and song, Phone 045 938609

Comment by Jim Duffin on January 7, 2019 at 21:27

Trad Session in O'Donnacha's Bar Kilmeaden Co Waterford  every Tuesday. Also Harneys Pub Dunhill Co Waterford first tuesday of each month

Comment by Sean Quinn on January 3, 2019 at 13:41

(County Down) DELETE  Lisbarnett House session on Thursdays.

Substitute: The Poacher's Pocket (formerly Lisbarnett House), Comber - Wednesdays 8pm

Comment by Sean Quinn on January 1, 2019 at 23:53

Session DELETE : the bi-monthly PIPERS SESSION in McCollams Bar, Cushendall, Co. Antrim is no longer running.

Session AMEND: The Tap Room Session in Hilden, LISBURN Co. Antrim now runs 7.30pm -10pm Wednesdays from February - December.

Under GENERAL NOTES:  The Northern Ireland Session List is no longer available (web site closed).


Comment by Phil Robson on October 19, 2018 at 8:50

Trad session in the Rabbit Rooms. Bangor Co.Down. Every 3rd Wednesday @9:15pm

Comment by Deborah on October 9, 2018 at 11:07

The session in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim that was on Tuesdays in Ma Kelly's has now moved to The Diamond Bar in Ballymoney on Thursdays! It commences approx. 9pm or 9.30pm and goes on til 11pm or 11.30pm.

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