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    Top pubs for trad music in Dublin

    Fiddles, flutes and the bass of the bodhrán – nothing beats a trad music session, and these public houses host Dublin’s best

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    Johnnie Fox's, Glencullen, County Dublin

    Famed as Ireland’s highest pub, Johnnie Fox’s serves up a rip-roaring Hooley (party) experience seven days a week. A traditional band serenades you while you enjoy dinner, before a troupe of Irish dancers take to the floor for a leg-kicking Irish dancing extravaganza accompanied by live master musicians – be sure to book in.

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    O'Donoghue's, Merrion Row

    Pull up a stool and settle in, because this is a musical institution. Trad legends like The Dubliners and Christy Moore have struck up songs in this famed music venue, so when you’re enjoying a session here, you’re surrounded by legends. As the pints flow and the live Irish music sweeps over you, you’ll find it hard not to burst into song.

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    The Celt, Talbot Street

    Trust us, you won’t be able to resist some foot-tapping when you walk through these doors. The Celt is known best for its dancefloor, and you’ll have the chance to test out your jigs and reels as the band plays up a storm around you. Everyone is welcome to give the boards a go – don’t worry if you have no moves, you’ll learn the steps quickly!

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    The Auld Dubliner, Temple Bar

    Ask anyone where the most iconic trad session in Dublin is, and they’ll point you towards The Auld Dubliner. This Temple Bar mainstay is renowned for its warm welcome, along with the rising crescendo of traditional live music sessions that pumps out of its doorway, as Irish musicians and singers join in the sessions that kick off before the sun starts to set.

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    The Brazen Head, Lower Bridge Street

    The Brazen Head is famous for a lot of reasons. It’s one of Ireland’s oldest pubs, it has hosted incredible wordsmiths like James Joyce and Jonathan Swift in its time and it has one of the most swinging trad sessions in Dublin! Every night this pub lights up with song and dance, and if you’re here on a Sunday you might get the chance to exercise your vocal chords, too alongside a stellar line up of singer songwriters.

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    Devitts, Lower Camden Street

    Devitts is devoted to preserving musical traditions and authenticity is important here, with regulars sharing their favourite songs, and locals singing ancient "sean nós" songs (old songs in the Irish language). Ballads can transform into lively tunes, instruments can appear out of nowhere, and at times the whole pub erupts in song together in a rousing celebration of traditional music.

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    The Cobblestone, Smithfield

    The Cobblestone pub is a labour of love when it comes to music. Tom Mulligan and his family have been playing trad for five generations, maybe even longer, and it thrives on a spirit of musicians teaching musicians. New talent and old masters alike can be found perfecting their craft in every corner of this charming pub.

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    O'Neill's, Suffolk Street

    In the heart of the city centre, you’ll find O’Neill’s, which has existed as a licensed premises for over 300 years! Popular spots such as Temple Bar, Trinity College, and Grafton Street are also only a stone’s throw away. Seven nights a week, you can be entertained by the lively trad sessions held here. Sometimes, dancers accompany the musicians, but if not, you’re more than welcome to take to the boards.

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    Mother Reilly's, Rathmines

    As you descend the stairs of Mother Reilly’s, you’re entering an underground world of musical tradition. People from all walks of life congregate here for the rousing trad sessions that echo around this subterranean venue every Monday. Perch yourself beside the roaring fire if the weather’s so inclined, and let your toe tap to the beat of these whirling tunes.