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

Sunshine means pints.
Apr 8th 2015, 1:12 PM 12,972 7

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.

Pav Front Source: Trinity Digital Exhibition

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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