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Live Traditional Irish Music Sessions in Dolans


Dolan’s Pub in  Limerick is famous worldwide for its nightly Trad Music Sessions. We have Free Live Trad Irish Music sessions in the bar 7 days a week all year round.The music starts at 9pm

Limerick's best spot for live music promises authentic trad sessions and an unbeatable gig list, as well as cutting-edge stand-ups in two adjoining venues.

Dolans is officially Ireland's number 1 Live Music Venue: 3 venues, a restaurant and a bar which hosts a traditional Irish Music session every night.

Dolans opened the same year as The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at The University of Limerick. We have strong connections with the music students in the University. Bands such as Beoga, Four Winds, Goitse, Moxie and Liadan have played in the sessions, sometimes after playing gigs upstairs or in the Warehouse. Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, The Dunne Family, Karen Hickey, The Daly Family, The Lyons Family, The Clohessy Family, to mention a few, are all regular visitors to the Traditional Irish nights.

 Whether you are a top class musician or a total beginner, The Monday evening session from 7.30 - 9.15, could be the one for you. It is an open welcoming session, allowing musicians of all levels and ages to join in, sing a song, dance a step, part-take and to simply enjoy playing music, led by multi-award winning musician, Aisling Lyons. 

 During the summer nights, let yourself be entertained in the very laid-back, warm & comfortable, candlelight setting of Dolan’s Bar with some old, and new, Irish ballads and stories brought to you by singers and musicians. With a vast range of musicians in the area, the content and variety of the sessions are subject to change from one night to the next.

 So join us at Dolan’s Bar Limerick, Monday to Sunday night, to sit back, have a drink and a few nibbles, relax and enjoy some of the finest musicians and entertainment Limerick city has to offer!

Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (Ireland) Winner 2018

Irish Pub Best Venue SW 2018

Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (World)Winner 2017
Winner Irish Pubs Global Best Entertainment Experience (Ireland) Winner 2017
Irish Pub Best Venue SW 2017
Winner Pure M Best Venue Award 2017
Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue
HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation
IMRO 2013 Munster Winner

Traditional Irish Music in the Dolans music venues. 

Traditional Irish Nights (Group Bookings)


Dolans also caters for group bookings where you are wined and dined while listing to live traditional Irish music, and later on everyone gets to try their hand at Irish Dancing.

For Group Bookings please contact info@dolans.ie or call 061 314483

Sharon Shannon Live in Dolans