Pub Sessions & Storytelling

Music sessions and evenings of storytelling are found at the heart of Ireland’s entertainment scene. So, if you’re looking to experience the authentic culture of a truly Irish Session head on out to any of the sessions listed below. Not only will you find traditional Irish sessions, there’s also plenty of nights hosting Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Acoustic sessions too.

It’s also worth noting that it isn’t out of the ordinary to come across a spontaneous sing-song in smaller, rural pubs at any given time. You’ll learn that you don’t always need a reason to start a session, just people to join in.

And if the pub isn’t your scene why not visit a story house which you’ll find dotted around County Wexford. It’s a lovely tradition where locals host story telling nights where everyone is welcome and encouraged to show up and join in.

Irish Trad SessionThe Sky & The Ground Pub9.30pm
Irish Trad SessionT Morris Pub9.30pm
Folk Trad SessionMaggie May’s Pub9.30pm
Folk Trad SessionThe Loch & Quay Pub
Folk Trad SessionWhite’s Hotel Bar8.30pm
Live MusicTreacys Hotel – Temple Bar
Live MusicDonohoe’s Bar9.30pm
Acoustic SessionKaty Daly’s9.30pm
Wexford StorytellingSt. Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal3rd Monday of the month from 8pm
Wexford StorytellingLower Street, Oulart2nd Monday of the month


Social Dancing  (€5)Askamore Activity Centre8pm
Adult Ceili DancingScreen Hall, Screen8-9pm
Folk Trad SessionThomas Moore Tavern9.30pm
Candlelight SessionsThe Sky & the GroundNot every Tuesday – check beforehand
Americana Music SessionKaty Daly’s9.30pm


1950’s Jive Dancing (€5) followed by a general danceThe BaileyBeginners (7.30pm) General(8.45pm)
Live MusicJack Bailey’s9.30pm
Live MusicThe Porter House, Castlebridge9.30pm
Trad SessionT Morris Pub9.30pm
Folk Trad SessionThe Sky & the Ground9.30pm
Folk, Pop SessionTalbot Hotel9.30pm
Live MusicDonohoe’s Bar9.30pm
Trad SessionAshdown Park Hotel10pm
Ballad SessionTreacys Hotel – Temple Bar9.30pm
House of StoriesThe Big Tree Lounge, Glenbrein4th Wednesday of Jan, April, July, October


Social & Country Dancing (€6)Sean Ogs, Kilmuckridge10pm
Social Dance (€5)Tir na nOg, Wellingtonbridge
Trad SessionCorcoran’s, New Ross9.30pm
Folk Trad SessionWhite’s Hotel Bar8.30pm
Trad SessionFrench’s, Gorey9pm
Acoustic SessionMacken’s, Wexford
Ballad SessionJack Bailey’s9.30pm
House of StoriesThe Hall, Ballindaggin, Wheelagower2nd Thursday of each month
House of StoriesSt. Aidan’s Parish Hall, Bunclody4th Thursday of the month (except December)


Irish Trad SessionThe Oak Tree Folksmills1st Friday of the Month
Irish Trad SessionRyan’s of Galbally2nd Friday of the Month
Irish Trad SessionCushion’s Tagoat3rd Friday of the Month
Irish Trad SessionThe Anvil, BallymurnLast Friday of the Month
The Last Friday SessionsBolg Bui, New RossLast Friday of the month
Tunes and Yarns (€7) includes refreshmentsClonevan Old School House, Ballygarret1st Friday of the month
Folk Trad SessionBugler Doyle’s9.30pm
Live MusicTalbot Hotel Bar9.30pm
Acoustic/Covers SessionsThe John Barry10pm
Rock SessionTreacys Hotel – Temple Bar10pm
Rock SessionDbar, Enniscorthy10pm
Rock SessionWilson’s Bar, Enniscorthy10pm
Blue’s SessionKaty Daly’s Bar, Gorey10pm


House of Stories – Music, Song and Story SessionThe Forge, Hilltown, BallymittyLast Saturday of the month from 9pm
Live Music SessionThe Sky & The Ground9.30pm
Live MusicThomas Moore Tavern9.30pm
Acoustic Folk/Rock SessionMacken’s, the Bullring9.30pm
Folk Trad SessionBugler Doyle’s Bar9.30pm
Folk/Old-Time SessionMarys Bar, John Gate Street9.30pm
Live MusicTalbot Hotel Bar9.30pm
Acoustic/ Covers SessionThe John Barry9.30pm
Live MusicThe Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh9.30pm
Pop/Rock Covers SessionJack Bailey’s9.30pm
Rock SessionTreacys Hotel – Temple Bar10pm
Rock SessionD-Bar, Enniscorthy10pm
Rock SessionWilson’s Bar10pm
Live MusicDonohoe’s, Enniscorthy10.30pm
Live MusicCorcoran’s, New Ross10pm
Evening Blue’s SessionT Morris Bar7.30pm
Live MusicMacken’s, the Bullring7.30pm
Live MusicThe Sky and the Ground8pm
Jazz SessionThe Talbot Hotel Bar2.30 – 4.30pm
Acoustic Folk SessionThe John Barry6pm
Trad SessionCulleton’s, Killrane
Pop/Rock Covers SessionJack Bailey’s9.30pm
Jazz SessionKaty Daly’s, Gorey6pm
Rock SessionTreacys Hotel – Temple Bar
Trad SessionDbar, Enniscorthy
Evening SessionThe Bailey, Enniscorthy5pm
Acoustic SessionDonohoe’s, Enniscorthy6pm and 9pm
House of StoriesKyle Forge, Crossabeg1st Sunday of each month