Hi all! We're traveling to Ireland with our 10-year-old daughter in a few months. We read that Dingle is the best place for traditional Irish music, but the Best of Ireland guide says that most places start music at 9:30 (half an hour past when kids are legally allowed in pubs and honestly pretty late for our kid in the first place). Wondering if anyone has traveled there recently and has a recommendation for a spot in Dingle where we could catch music in a pub before 9:30. Thanks!
I don't know about Dingle, but if you are going to be in Dublin at all, we did a family-friendly musical pub crawl and dinner show that I highly recommend.
If no one comes up with a suggestion, you might check out what concerts are available at St.James Church in Dingle. They usually start at 7:30 but used to sell out. There is a Facebook page for music in Dingle and you could also check with your hotel. The music store that used to sell tickets has closed.
Aside from the two options above, all trad music sessions in pubs begin around 9:30 and rarely at 9:00.
half an hour past when kids are legally allowed in pubs ---> this made me smile
no one is kicking out a child sitting with their parents listening to music ( or even giving it a thought ) in Dingle or any town in the West
they may opt not to serve your child a proper pint at that hour but that's about it
( source , I visit every summer since its my mom's hometown )
The Blow-ins play at Quinn's Pub in Ventry on Sundays from 7 to 9. Ventry is just a few miles west of Dingle. The Blow-Ins are a fun duo who play in several Dingle locations during the week. We have really enjoyed them.
Doolin is The Place for Traditional Irish Music. McGann's Pub is a glorious haven.
I had the same exact question! I'll be in Dingle this summer with my 10 year old and 13 year old daughters.
I had also assumed that kids would have to leave bars at a certain hour, which was before Music started.
In addition to the suggestions above, I have read that The Dingle Pub is a good spot, and some reviews mention children.