The best pubs in Waterford

The best pubs in Waterford

As the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford has had plenty of time to gather a nice collection of pubs for every preference. There are more than enough cozy traditional pubs where locals gather for a few pints and a chat, as well as bustling modern pubs where music is blaring and even the pub grub comes in organic versions. Relaxing at an Irish pub is a downright compulsory experience for anyone visiting Ireland, and if you're in Waterford you can rest assured that you will find some of the finest ... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Fish and chips, the ever-popular take away food that manages to sneak its way into people's hearts and stomachs despite being a simple dish of chips (or fries, as they are called in the US) and fish fried in batter, are not found only in the UK. While fish and chips might have become popular in 19th century London, they eventually spread out into most of the English speaking world, and in Ireland they are almost as popular as across the Irish and Celtic Seas. Fish and chips after a few pints... [ read more ]

Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter

Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter

Dublin is fairly small as far as European capitals are concerned, which doesn't make it any less interesting, obviously. But the small size ensures that there are a few places in the city that you simply can't avoid unless you are prepared to make some very inconvenient detours. Temple Bar is one such place that everyone eventually ends up seeing, but the again, Temple Bar is definitely the kind of part of Dublin that all tourists want to see. Temple Bar is one of the most iconic areas of th... [ read more ]

Time out at the Brazen Head - the oldest pub in Ireland

Time out at the Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Ireland

In a country where pubs have a special places in people's hearts and have risen to the rank of cultural institutions, it is unsurprising to say the least that the oldest known pub is spoken about with a tone very near reverence. The Brazen Head is a Dublin institution, that much is certain, and has been so for centuries on end. The Brazen Head has been a tavern since 1198, and considering that it has been in business for over 800 years, we can easily assume that it is one of the best pubs in... [ read more ]

The best pubs on the Irish coast

The best pubs on the Irish coast

With a coastline of almost 1500 kilometers, circling the Emerald Isle would take quite some time, if you want to do it leisurely and properly. And if such a trip tempts you, and you're decided to walk, bike or drive around at least part of Ireland's dramatic coasts, there are two things you don't have to worry about: you'll never get bored of the scenery, and you'll never have to look for to find a nice pub where you can quench your thirst, sometimes even with a view to the ocean. Coastal to... [ read more ]

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

Dublin is a beautiful city that deserves a lengthy and thorough visit, but what can you do if you only have 24 hours to spare for the Irish capital? A day in Dublin can be perfection itself: great craic at night and loads of historical and cultural sights to visit during the day - all you have to do is to keep awake long enough to make the most of your visit. You won't have much time to spend gawking at the attractions, but a short look is better than no look at all! So here are some suggest... [ read more ]

A guide to Irish drinks

A guide to Irish drinks

It's a widespread stereotype that the Irish love their drinks, and there is a grain of truth in that. When you have countless great pubs where the craic never stops, of course you will be tempted to taste some of the alcoholic beverages on the menu. And of course, Irish drinks are famous worldwide for being really good, and this goes for both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. So if you find yourself in a cozy Irish pub, what should you order? If you want to experience the Irish way of l... [ read more ]

The best live music pubs in Ireland

The best live music pubs in Ireland

There are many kinds of pubs in Ireland, but there are very few pubs that don't have some music for their guests entertainment. Whether it's the newest hits, oldies but goldies or traditional Irish music, pubs will have some kind of sound in the background. But in many pubs, music is more than just a buzz that you hear in between conversations, and it becomes part of the pub's identity. This is why pubs where there's live music is played are the most popular types of pub in Ireland. A pub wi... [ read more ]

Top 5 pubs you need to visit in Killarney

Top 5 pubs you need to visit in Killarney

When somebody visits Killarney, they never only visit Killarney. The magnificent Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey come as a sort of a package deal, and you can hardly visit one without seeing the others as well. Another thing that you can be sure of when you visit Killarney (in addition to the fact that you can never get bored) is that you can fulfill your wildest pub-crawl dreams. With over 50 pubs, a large number for such a small city, there is a great... [ read more ]

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, so after Dublin it's only natural that it has the liveliest and most exciting nightlife. Cork is also a university city, and where there are lots of young people, there are lots of places to drink, dance and listen to music. And since it's Ireland we're talking about, pubs are a pretty important part of nightlife, and often there is more craic to be had in a pub than in a club or a disco. To see how the Irish (both young and old) entertain themselves, ... [ read more ]