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Pubs with Live Music

On any given night in Arklow, you are bound to find a pub or venue with live entertainment. From Irish trad sessions and country tunes to rock bands and occasionally a contemporary jazz session. Here are some the best venues in Arklow and surrounding areas for live music and dance.

The Old Ship is one of Arklow’s best live music venues offering the best bands on the east coast each weekend. On Thursday nights they host the Ri Sessions Folk Club, one of the best in the region for singer songwriters to come and showcase their talents, no matter what genre of music or instrument.

Kenny’s of the Harbour is an authentic old-style Irish bar known for is friendly and warm atmosphere and a wonderful pint of Guinness! Find live music at Kenny’s usually on Sunday afternoons.

John Joe's Arklow is a long-established traditional pub which has been recently renovated by its new owners. Find live contemporary style music most Friday and Saturday nights.

The Gin Mill With offers regular live entertainment, often Thursday to Sunday, with acoustic sessions showcasing great local singers.

Christy’s is known for its great food, lively atmosphere and weekly live Music entertainment. You’ll usually catch a high-octane band here on a Saturday night til late.

Check out more about Christy’s’ here -

The Gallery Bar is a cosy intimate spot with great live music every weekend, generally with a guaranteed performance on a Sunday afternoon. A wide range of acts from easy listening acoustic to cover acts and trad bands all feature from time to time.

The Goldmines Bar at the Woodenbridge Hotel is the only venue around that offers live music 6 nights a week during the summer months and every weekend year-round. Generally, it’s a Trad Night on Monday and Wednesdays, some night with Irish Dancers, an acoustic session on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a livelier band or singer on Friday & Saturday nights.

Check out more about The Goldmines Bar & Bistro here -

O’Toole’s Traditional Bar have a regular traditional music session on Thursday nights as well as live music at weekends. Check out more about O’Toole’s here -

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