When it comes to craic (fun) and culture, Ireland's pubs are the place to be. There's nothing quite like enjoying that warm welcome as you perch atop a bar stool with a creamy pint of "the black stuff" (or a cocktail if you prefer)! Feel the infectious rhythm of traditional Irish music at The Celt on Talbot Street in Dublin city. Cosy up to an open fire in the charming Sean's Bar, right in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. Or soak up the idyllic surroundings of the Crosskeys Inn in County Antrim, one of the oldest thatched pubs in Northern Ireland. You'll find great pubs everywhere, from scenic stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way to cosmopolitan city hubs, and one thing unites them – that sense of community, tradition and a love of storytelling. These are the places where friendships are formed and memories are made. And no matter where you go on the island of Ireland, that sense of hospitality never falters. So sit yourself down, order in a round and let us show you around Ireland's iconic pub scene. Ireland's unusual pubs Pirates, ghosts and time travel – the island of Ireland has an amazing pedigree of weird and wonderful pubs. Dublin's brilliant trad music pubs There's nothing like traditional Irish music in an authentic setting. So pull up a stool and get ready for a session! 10 brilliant Belfast pubs Cocktails, craft beer and culture: prepare for a fusion of old and new traditions in these brilliant Belfast pubs. Pubs around Ireland The Crown Liquor Saloon Corinthian columns, carved wooden panels and gas lighting: Belfast’s Crown Bar is all about atmosphere. The Bulman Forget kitsch theme pubs - The Bulman in Kinsale, County Cork, adds an authentic mariner’s touch that locals love. McConville's Charisma and Titanic traces in a classic pub setting – settle back and let County Armagh's McConville's impress you. M O'Shea A pub, a place of pilgrimage and a greengrocers, M O’Shea in County Carlow wears its many hats with pride. Grace Neill's That chill you feel in County Down's Grace Neill’s pub isn’t just cold beer. Welcome to the most haunted pub in Ireland. De Barra's Walk into De Barra’s of Clonakilty and you'll soon see what's important here: beer and folk music. McCarthy's “We wine you, dine you and bury you”, boasts McCarthy’s pub in County Tipperary. This is multitasking with a difference. Dick Mack's A family pub with star quality, Dick Mack’s in Dingle has seen plenty of famous faces prop up its bar over the years. Got a question about Ireland's pub scene? Need some more advice on where to go to get the traditional pub experience? Our Community is here to help. Just ask! Explore more Ireland: a soundtrackTake a musical road trip around the island and discover the tunes, musicians and unique venues that make Ireland sing. Ireland's citiesFrom the buzzing streets of Dublin to the walled wonders of Derry~Londonderry, Ireland's cities are brimming with culture. A taste of IrelandFrom contemporary cuisine to fabulous festivals, food in Ireland is fresh, tasty and made with a contemporary twist.