Embrace the festive season by relaxing in our favourite Irish pubs

With summer firmly behind us, gone are the days of soaking up the sun in beer gardens. However, that doesn’t mean the socialising needs to come to an end. Chilly winter evenings are the perfect excuse to seek shelter in a bar or snug. These Irish pubs are the perfect spots to have a spot of lunch, catch up with a friend, or simply relax with a drink and a new book.

Is your favourite bar missing from our list? Leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list!

Belfast

Pug Ugly’s, Bedford St

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The Points, Dublin Road

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Clare

Nora Culligans, Ennis

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Knox’s Bar, Ennis

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Cork

The Mutton Lane Inn, Mutton Lane

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The Abbey Tavern, The Lough, Cork

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The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett Street

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Cask, Victorian Quarter

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Donegal

The Forge Bar, Donegal Town

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Dublin

The Library Bar at the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street

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The Hole in the Wall Pub, Phoenix Park

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The Bloody Stream, Howth

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Farrier and Draper, South William Street, Dublin

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Galway

The Front Door, Cross Street Upper

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The Skeff, Eyre Square

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Tig Coili, The Latin Quarter

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Kerry

J.M. Reidy’s, Killarney

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Dick Mack’s Pub, Dingle

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Murphy’s Bar, Killarney

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Kildare

Cunningham’s, Main Street

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Lock 13, Naas

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Limerick

Mother Macs, High St

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The Copper Room, O’Connell St

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Louth

The Rum House, Dundalk

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Waterford

Geoff’s Cafe Bar, John St

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Westmeath

Sean’s Bar, Athlone

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Wicklow

The Harbour Bar, Bray

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