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    Amusement City in Dublin: One of Dublin's most famous gaming clubs

    by hopang Updated Sep 10, 2013

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    Amusement City is one of the largest gaming clubs in the city of Dublin and has also one of the most beautiful interior decorations with more than 200 slot machines. There are quite a number of gaming clubs within the city center of Dublin but this elegant gaming club is our favourite. If you intend to pass your time in the evening in the city, this is an ideal place for you. We are not addicted gamblers and we just want to have some fun while on our vacation in a foreign country. So our advice is it is better to set your gambling limit. Leave the gaming club as soon as you have used up your gambling limit. They also have table games for more serious gamblers. The casino opened to the public since 1974. Enjoy some refreshments in the casino which is provided to gamblers free of charge.

    No admission fees and/or deposits are required for entering the casino and you are not required to produce your passport for registration and identification. This is not required by law in Ireland. They open until quite late at night and probably until early in the morning. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding this gaming club:- info@amusementcity.com

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

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    Gaiety Theatre in Dublin: Watching Riverdance in Dublin

    by hopang Updated Aug 30, 2013

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    Riverdance is widely popular in Europe, USA and Asia and perhaps throughout the world. The show returns to its "home base" Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Unfortunately this summer season's show is coming to an end. The show at Gaiety Theatre has begun on 27th June this year and will end on 1st September. The last show on Sunday the 1st of September is at 5.30 p.m. sharp. If you are in Dublin before this date, go for it. This is an excellent show. It is a delight to watch this Riverdance show and we certainly enjoyed the show that evening. We consider it one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin.

    Tickets to the show are priced between €25.00 and €50.00 per adult and can be purchased online with a small service charge. We bought our tickets two weeks before arriving in Dublin to avoid disappointment as the show is highly popular and is often performed full house every evening. Unfortunately photography and video recording are not allowed when the show begins simply because of copyright reason.

    The Gaiety Theatre itself has a comparatively small stage but big enough for the whole dance troupe dancing together at any one time. The decor in the theatre is just ok according to our opinion as we have seen much better theatre in Europe. Since the theatre is small, you have a clear view of the show wherever you sit in the theatre.

    Before watching this amazing Riverdance live in Dublin, we have seen Riverdance only on television or U-tube. Nevertheless watching live at Gaiety Theatre is way much better than watching on television or U-tube as the atmosphere and the sound system in the theatre are superb. We were quite fortunate to see Riverdance in Dublin as this popular dance troupe has always been busy touring around the world. If you miss the chance to see this Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre, perhaps you can satisfy yourself by watching some free riverdance performing at some of the hotels in the city.

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

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  • Ha' Penny Bridge inn: Open mic Stand-up comedy & singer/songwriters

    by antoanto1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Stand-up comedy, singer/songwriters, drama and open mic are premier features of the Battle of the Axe show (now in its 10th year). Every Tuesday 9.30pm Ha’ Penny Bridge Inn, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland. Adm:€6 The acts battle it out for the Lucky Duck Award & certificate, voted for by the audience. New acts are always welcome, but must book in advance. See www.battleoftheaxe.com for up-to-date details, performance details, discount vouchers, group bookings, etc

    Dress Code: Casual smart!

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    The Porterhouse, Dublin: One of Sourbugger's favourite Dublin haunts

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Try one over the eight - all brewed here.

    The Porterhouse chain only has three pubs - in Bray, Temple bar (Dublin) and London.

    The pub in Parliment Street is perhaps mainly frequented by tourists and beer-lovers, rather than 'locals' , but is still very worthwhile sampling.

    The signs in the pub could be seen as a direct dig against Guinness -

    e.g "Home of the best stout in the world", when the Guinness brewery is only about half a mile up the road. Another sign says "Home of the largest Irish-owned brewery in the world".

    They brew eight different beers here, including several stouts (originally called Porters after the men who used to drink the stuff in ancient markets), ales and lagers.

    I was especially enamoured of the Porterhouse Red, which was a fine hoppy brew.

    This micro-brewery is a refreshing throwback to the days when the Liffey was lined with small breweries - before the days of mass production and mass-marketing. Support it - and enjoy it!

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    DICK MACKS PUB: SESSION IN DINGLE

    by florry Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    DICK MACKS is a DAY and NIGHTTIME place to be .It used to be a shop where you can get your shoes fixed or buy some new ones and have a drink while you waiting. It still has all the old thinks in there. brilliant sessions happen there. great pub dont miss it...

    Dress Code: ANYTHING GOES!!!

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    Dublin: O'Sheas Merchant

    by Rhondaj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Looking for a night out, we happened here only because it was near our hotel. We seemed to be the only tourists. Nice to find a local place, but got lots of looks...
    There is live traditional music and at about 9pm-10pm some older couples appeared and began dancing on a little spot o' wood floor space available. Kind of looked like square dancing--but whatever-- it was fun to watch! Walls were heavily decorated with newspapers articles umpteen years old...

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Danny Mann: World Famous Singing Pub in Killarney

    by TRimer Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Somewhat of a tourist trap but lots of fun. Check out the Irish Weavers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are wonderful.

    The selection of the drinks is limited to Guinness, and a small selection of other drinks, but it does have a couple of decent beers, and the usual range of spirits, and not badly priced either.

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    The Brazen Head: Making Merry

    by jewels63 Written Mar 1, 2011

    Atmospheric little ancient pub, full of photos and mementoes, including the old claim to fame that James Joyce drunk here!
    They put lunch and dinners on - but like everywhere in Dublin it is expensive to eat for budget travellers. (Irish Stew for 12 euro!) Well we cooked that at our apartment...

    However, its good to go and have a drink, and lose yourself in the Irish music which is on nightly.

    Dress Code: Smart casual

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    Galway: Galway or Limerick???

    by ConorB Updated Nov 21, 2010

    Galway v Limerick??? Galway without a doubt... it has everything going for it. I went to College there for three years & it's probably the best location in Ireland for a hectic social life. To be honest, you cannot go wrong in the City of the Tribes!

    Enjoy,

    C

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Whelan's Pub, Dublin: P.S I Love You bar 3

    by deb.workman Written Apr 6, 2010

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    Whelan's Pub is the pub seen in the movie P.S. I Love You. It has a live band every night and affordable drinks! The atmosphere is great and the people are very friendly. They have tv's throughout the place for live rugby or football matches and some seating, though not much.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    An Pucan: Galway Pub

    by chrissie611 Written Apr 5, 2009

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    Very friendly bartenders, live traditional Irish music and fun people! We loved this place --- stayed to closing. Good variety of ages, nationalities, etc. Met people from the U.S., Ireland, Italy and France the night we were there. Good music, traditional and nontraditional Irish. Loved it!

    Dress Code: Casual.

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    Matt Molloy's Pub: A nice, but crowded pub

    by donpaul77 Written Jan 12, 2009

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    I suppose no visit to Westport is complete without a pint at Matt Molloy's pub. Matt Molloy is the extraordinary flute player of the Chieftains, and this is his pub. It is a very nice place inside, and they have great traditional music most nights, but it gets PACKED with tourists. You might be better off having a pint there early and looking for a less crowded bar for music, unless of course Matt Molloy himself is there.

    Dress Code: casual

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    The Harp Tavern: Real Irish Music

    by Goner Updated Nov 12, 2008

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    We lucked out, on Monday nights across the street from the Sligo City Hotel, where we happened to be staying, The Harp Tavern has authentic Irish music. It's a lovely pub and dancers came in for a round of Irish dancing, not the Riverdance style, more a square dance with partners, intricate and lively - we loved every minute of it.

    They have Jazz on Sunday nights. Check out website below.

    Dress Code: Everyone was dressed casually - mostly jeans.

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    Traditional Irish Pub

    by nylo Written Apr 29, 2008

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    Day before St Pats Day, we'd come out of the Guinness Warehouse, down the main road towards the city centre. We needed to stop for the loo, so we went into this little pub (i wish i could remember its name!) and we ended up having 2 pints here! There were the locals sat in the corner playing Irish songs, a group of them with their wives, it was a wonderful atmosphere! We chatted to another bloke at the bar. After that we decided this would be where we come after the Parade on St Pats Day. We didnt want to go to the Americanised pubs or Temple Bar that you can go to anywhere in the world. We wanted a traditional irish pub whilst in Ireland, and this is exactly what it was! Brilliant!

    Dress Code: casual

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    The Ship Inn: Irish Music on a Monday night in Sligo!

    by nylo Written Apr 29, 2008

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    There were 2 pubs next to eachother. I think one was called The Harp, other was The Ship Inn. Im pretty sure it was the 2nd that had the live music. It was a trio and they did the classic Irish songs and a couple of other blokes did solos They were a good bunch! There was a big crowd of people that turned up i thought too, esspecially with it being a Monday night. If your in Sligo on a monday night definaletly drop by.

    Dress Code: Casual or dressy if you like ;)

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