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17 of the best places in Ireland to have a sunny pint after work

Sunshine means pints.

WE’RE CALLING IT, it’s officially cans by the canal weather. If you’re a tad classier and think a pint is in order after work, head to one of these spots.


1. The Pav

Trinity’s student bar, with all the grass you could ever want to sit on.

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2. The Barge, along the canal

No place better to be on a sunny day. Just be prepared to queue for a pint.

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3. Fitzsimons, Temple Bar

Hit the rooftop and enjoy the rays. The distant, distant rays.

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4. The Hole in the Wall

Take a walk around the Phoenix Park, then take a icy cold pint straight after.

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5. The Bernard Shaw

Good music, good pints, good hipsters, good fun.

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6. Blackbird, Rathmines

Another hipster haven, with plenty of board games and shade to keep you going well into the evening.

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7. Dame Lane

Pick a pub, any pub. The dame lane district is a mesh of pubs coming together with one big outdoor area. Perfect for catching some of the city rays.

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8. The Sextant

On Albert Quay. Sure where would you be going?

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9. The Spaniard, Kinsale

For a great pint, in some mediocre weather.

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10. Cronin’s, Crosshaven

Fancy a bit of excellent pub grub with your pint? Head to Cronin’s.

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11. Bunnyconnellan’s, Myrtleville

This view can’t be beaten in the sun.

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12. Spanish Arch

Acquire a pint in the hotel, and head to the Spanish Arch. There’s not much else to it.

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13. O’Connells, Eyre Square

Not just a beer garden, but a beer park.

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14. The Locke Bar

Just off George’s Quay, there’s no other place really for the perfect sunny pint.

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15. Durty Nellys, Bunratty

There may even be a bit of a session going on, if you’re lucky.

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16. Jack Meades

Is it a pub, or a family holiday resort? You decide.

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17 The Strand Inn, Dunmore East

Hell, just go to Dunmore East.

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