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dulcimer I'm going to Ireland! (29) RE: I'm going to Ireland! 01 Sep 00

I'm sure I missed a lot, but found some good pub sessions--if you can take the drinking and the noise-- in Ennis, Galway, and Westport. Donegal has a great small pub that welcomes playing and locals are friendly. Killkenny had several pubs in session and found one in Lisdoonvarna. A friend of mine happen to stumble on musicians in Doolin. What you will find more often is a pub with country, rock/disco, or "modern popular lounge" music. A lot of what would pass for Irish traditional Music or Folk music is actually a drawing for tourists--many are there just to drink. Music usually doesn't start till 9:30 or 10:00 and will end at 11:30 or midnight if the musicians are being paid or are afraid to draw attention to the pub. I found if you wanted a seat to hear the music, you plan to get there by 8/8:30 which means you have an extended time for a couple of pints. I can give you some specifics if I have your e-mail address.

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