A dramatic traditional Irish red and gold frontage opens into an intimate pub. Attractive painted-glass windows and darkened interior create an excellent ambiance. As the name suggests this is a bar which welcomes native Irish speakers and sports fans. And if you happen to be both, then all the better!
2. The Crane Bar
2 Sea Road, Galway
Galway's premier traditional Irish traditional music venue and the launching pad for many well known Irish bands and singers.
The pretty exterior reflects the 'trad' focus and an upstairs and downstairs bar provide adequate room for all of those who wish to visit the home of traditional Irish music in Galway.
3. Monroes Tavern Galway
Dominick Street, Galway
One of Ireland's most famous pubs, favoured for its warm and cosy open fired atmosphere. With Traditional Irish Music playing nightly in the Bar.
Coming Soon: Live music venue hosting Traditional, Country, Americana, Blue Grass and Roots music.
4. An Pucan Bar
11 Forster Street, Galway
Tel: +353 91-561528.
This pub features traditional Irish music every night and it is one of the main Irish language pubs in the City, The traditional Irish Bar exterior is extremely welcoming and a warm cead mile failte is to be enjoyed beyond it.
Irish music: 7 nights a week and the " Mystic Force Irish dancers" are back from Arpil.
We serve breakfast, lunch & dinner from 9am until 10pm.
5. Western Bar
33 Prospect Hill, Galway
Fax: +353 91 565458
Traditional drink, Traditional music, and a Traditional Irish Welcome!
Located in the heart of Galway City, just off Eyre Square, The Western Bar is a warm and welcoming place, traditional and friendly, and is the site of the largest open traditional Irish music session in Galway every Thursday!
Our bar is unique in that it is very much a local bar, popular with Galwegians, so mingling with the local people is very easy.
There are Traditional Irish music sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 9.30pm, Ceili Irish Set dancing on Wednesdays from 9pm, a local band playing all your favourite Irish Songs on Friday from 9.30, Live Band on Saturdays from 9.30pm and our House DJ playing all your old favourites on Sunday from 9.30pm.
We also serve a full carvery, snack and a la carte menu by our award winning chef, so feel free to stop by for a bite to eat as well!
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6. Trad on the Prom ( Tickets sold at Sea Breeze Lodge )
Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Galway
Trad on the Prom is an electrifying mix of music, song and dance. It showcases the amazing talents of Máirin Fahy and her world-class band. Máirin was the featured soloist with Riverdance since 1996 and is a regular guest with The Chieftains. She is joined by a host of special guests: Gerard Fahy, musician / director of Lord of the Dance: Mark Roberts, Eurovision star and leading song writer: Yvonne McMahon, singer with The Chieftains: Sean Costello, multi aims award winner and world - champion dancer: Cian Nolan. Trad on the Prom takes place during the period May - September.
7. Tigh Neachtain
17 Cross Street, Galway
Fax: +353 91 563940
This is a century old family run business right at the heart of the medieval quarter of Galway. The pub is housed in the building which used to be the townhouse of famous politician and animal rights activist Richard Martin, known as Humanity Dick, who lived there in the last century. The bar itself holds a long and varied history, particularly as one of the main homes of traditional Irish music in the West.
8. Taaffes Pub
19 Shop Street, Galway
One is almost always sure to catch a traditional Irish music session in progress here at any time of the day or night. The bar's location in the middle of the main shopping throughfare ensures a busy daytime pub where the ceol and the craic take precedence.