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Pubs in Ireland

We will be traveling with our grandchildren (12&13) to Ireland in July. Are there restrictions regarding children in the pubs? Thanks.

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Mary Lou, as I recall it is generally when the music starts, typically 9-9:30. I don't know if there is a hard and fast rule, others will perhaps chime in too.

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If you are thinking of the Republic of Ireland, then children aren't permitted to remain after 9pm, with an extension allowed to 10pm during May to September. There should be a sign to this effect on clear display. The manager can decide to prohibit children if he/she wishes.

Northern Ireland allows a child in the bar area but not at the bar until 9pm providing the pub has a children's certificate. There is no extension in the summer, and no admittance at all inside of pubs without a certificate.

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Thank you, Marco and Dave. We will be in the Republic. We will watch for the signage and/or inquire of the management.