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Tigh Neachtain Pub

Tigh Neachtain, or Naughton’s Pub, is centrally located in the medieval part of Galway, and is a prime spot for live traditional Irish music. Located close to the Spanish Arch, this authentic, traditional old pub is filled with cosy wooden snugs, warm fireplaces and quiet hidden corners. It is a favorite gathering place for a friendly motley crew of local writers, artists, and students and conversation, as well as good beer, is always flowing liberally from mid-afternoon onwards. During summer months, the outdoor seating is popular. A selection of good food is also served.

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Morrissey's Pub, Abbeyleix

Morrissey’s Pub a has been in operation since 1755 and is a much-loved attraction in the small, historic town of Abbeyleix, County Laois. Inside, the pub has a charming atmosphere, and retains it original antique fittings and authentic 19th century Irish period décor. Wooden partitions are used to create lots of snugs and other sections, and the walls are covered in historic Irish memorabilia and other bric-a-brac, from antique bicycles to old Irish advertisements. In winter months, a potbelly stove keeps visitors warm. On busy days, the chatter gets loud -- while it is a tourist attraction, Morrissey's remains a friendly old Irish pub.

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Kyteler’s Inn, Kilkenny

Kyteler's Inn is a pub in the centre of Kilkenny that has been reconstructed from the remains of a 12th century Inn. The medieval inn was home to Dame Alice de Kyteler, who outlived four husbands, and was accused of poisoning them. She was involved in the world's first ever witch hunt. Dame de Kyteler managed to avoid being burnt at the stake, but her servant Petronella did not. The Inn is famous for its connections with this story, and with its connections with the ghost of Kilkenney. Read more about the witch of Kilkenny. Today, the inn serves as a popular restaurant and pub, complete with a statue of Dame Alice on display in its cellar.

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Crown Liquor Saloon / Crown Bar

Known to locals as "the Crown Bar", the Victorian-era Crown Liquor Saloon has been visited by Belfast patrons since 1894. Located at 46 Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast City, the Crown is one of only two pubs in Northern Ireland that are owned by the National Trust, a UK conservation charity. The Crown Liquor Saloon is a popular gathering place for anyone who enjoys good food and drink in pleasant surroundings.

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar is Dubln's Bohemian district, bustling with pubs, cafes, restaurants and craft shops on busy cobbled streets. The name Temple Bar refers to a special group of Dublin properties, situated in a strip alongside the River Liffey (hence the name bar, which refers to a riverside path). Sir William Temple, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat from the early 1600s, was once the owner of the land that still bears his name. In the 1800's, Temple Bar was known as a thriving centre for a variety of small and family-owned businesses. The area declined steadily over the years, until the 1960's arrived along with plans for a new bus station. Artists and small business owners opened galleries, shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants in anticipation of the coming flood of traveller traffic.

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