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15 beer gardens in Ireland you need to visit this summer

Summer, summer, summertime…

SUMMER IS FAST approaching and you now what that means — outdoor pints!

But where to go?

Here are some good places to start.

1. The Living Room, Dublin

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The largest beer garden in Dublin is located in The Living Room right in the heart of the city centre. Warning: it might get hectic.

2. Geoff’s, Waterford

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One of the most popular drinking spots in Waterford is also home to one of the loveliest beer gardens. There’s even palm trees!

* May not be actual palm trees

3. The Bernard Shaw, Dublin

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Nothing says summer like congregating by the Big Blue Bus on a sunny evening, does it? Well, except maybe a pint outside Grogan’s.

4. The Courtyard on Sober Lane, Cork

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Just looking at pictures of The Courtyard on Sober Lane will make you thirsty.

5. The Locke Bar, Limerick

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Overlooking the Abbey River, The Locke Bar is the perfect place for basking in the sunshine and nursing a pint.

6.  O’Connells, Galway

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If you’re ever in Galway, this Eyre Square haunt is the place to go to work on your tan and sip on refreshing pints.

*Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith plays softly*

7. The Moorings, Dungarvan

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An utterly idyllic spot in Dungarvan complete with views of the harbour. What more could you possibly want?

8. Gings Bar and Riverside Beer Garden, Carrick-on-Shannon

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Ice cold pint by the river as the sun beats down on you?

One word: yassss.

9. Drury Buildings, Dublin

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This Fade Street spot has a frightfully cool outdoor area and an outstanding drinks menu.

Get thee there immediately.

10. Scannell’s Bar, Clonakilty

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The place to go should you find yourself in one of the most picturesque parts of the country.

11. Billy Byrne’s, Kilkenny

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Not unlike The Bernard Shaw, this Kilkenny pub has a very cosy outdoor area and a bus serving food. You’ll be chillin’ like Bob Dylan in no time. (Sorry.)

12. Curragower Bar, Limerick

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As this TripAdvisor reviewer says

Cracking place to spend an evening. Seats on the terrace overlooking the castle and river, the view is spectacular.

So now.

13. Swagman, Sligo

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Relaxed spot with a bustling beer garden and musical entertainment.

Sign us up.

14. The Beachcomber Bar, Donegal

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Look at that view. Need we say any more?

15. The Barge, Dublin

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Okay, not strictly a beer garden, but we’d be remiss not to mention The Barge.

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