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.

Monday
Session Location Time
Irish Trad Session The Sky & The Ground Pub 9.30pm
Irish Trad Session T Morris Pub 9.30pm
Folk Trad Session Maggie May’s Pub 9.30pm
Folk Trad Session The Loch & Quay Pub
Folk Trad Session White’s Hotel Bar 8.30pm
Live Music Treacys Hotel – Temple Bar
Live Music Donohoe’s Bar 9.30pm
Acoustic Session Katy Daly’s 9.30pm
Wexford Storytelling St. Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal 3rd Monday of the month from 8pm
Wexford Storytelling Lower Street, Oulart 2nd Monday of the month

 

Tuesday
Session Location Time
Social Dancing  (€5) Askamore Activity Centre 8pm
Adult Ceili Dancing Screen Hall, Screen 8-9pm
Folk Trad Session Thomas Moore Tavern 9.30pm
Candlelight Sessions The Sky & the Ground Not every Tuesday – check beforehand
Americana Music Session Katy Daly’s 9.30pm

 

Wednesday
Session Location Time
1950’s Jive Dancing (€5) followed by a general dance The Bailey Beginners (7.30pm) General(8.45pm)
Live Music Jack Bailey’s 9.30pm
Live Music The Porter House, Castlebridge 9.30pm
Trad Session T Morris Pub 9.30pm
Folk Trad Session The Sky & the Ground 9.30pm
Folk, Pop Session Talbot Hotel 9.30pm
Live Music Donohoe’s Bar 9.30pm
Trad Session Ashdown Park Hotel 10pm
Ballad Session Treacys Hotel – Temple Bar 9.30pm
House of Stories The Big Tree Lounge, Glenbrein 4th Wednesday of Jan, April, July, October

 

Thursday
Session Location Time
Social & Country Dancing (€6) Sean Ogs, Kilmuckridge 10pm
Social Dance (€5) Tir na nOg, Wellingtonbridge
Trad Session Corcoran’s, New Ross 9.30pm
Folk Trad Session White’s Hotel Bar 8.30pm
Trad Session French’s, Gorey 9pm
Acoustic Session Macken’s, Wexford
Ballad Session Jack Bailey’s 9.30pm
House of Stories The Hall, Ballindaggin, Wheelagower 2nd Thursday of each month
House of Stories St. Aidan’s Parish Hall, Bunclody 4th Thursday of the month (except December)

 

Friday
Session Location Time
Irish Trad Session The Oak Tree Folksmills 1st Friday of the Month
Irish Trad Session Ryan’s of Galbally 2nd Friday of the Month
Irish Trad Session Cushion’s Tagoat 3rd Friday of the Month
Irish Trad Session The Anvil, Ballymurn Last Friday of the Month
The Last Friday Sessions Bolg Bui, New Ross Last Friday of the month
Tunes and Yarns (€7) includes refreshments Clonevan Old School House, Ballygarret 1st Friday of the month
Folk Trad Session Bugler Doyle’s 9.30pm
Live Music Talbot Hotel Bar 9.30pm
Acoustic/Covers Sessions The John Barry 10pm
Rock Session Treacys Hotel – Temple Bar 10pm
Rock Session Dbar, Enniscorthy 10pm
Rock Session Wilson’s Bar, Enniscorthy 10pm
Blue’s Session Katy Daly’s Bar, Gorey 10pm

 

Saturday
Session Location Time
House of Stories – Music, Song and Story Session The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty Last Saturday of the month from 9pm
Live Music Session The Sky & The Ground 9.30pm
Live Music Thomas Moore Tavern 9.30pm
Acoustic Folk/Rock Session Macken’s, the Bullring 9.30pm
Folk Trad Session Bugler Doyle’s Bar 9.30pm
Folk/Old-Time Session Marys Bar, John Gate Street 9.30pm
Live Music Talbot Hotel Bar 9.30pm
Acoustic/ Covers Session The John Barry 9.30pm
Live Music The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh 9.30pm
Pop/Rock Covers Session Jack Bailey’s 9.30pm
Rock Session Treacys Hotel – Temple Bar 10pm
Rock Session D-Bar, Enniscorthy 10pm
Rock Session Wilson’s Bar 10pm
Live Music Donohoe’s, Enniscorthy 10.30pm
Live Music Corcoran’s, New Ross 10pm
Sunday
Session Location Time
Evening Blue’s Session T Morris Bar 7.30pm
Live Music Macken’s, the Bullring 7.30pm
Live Music The Sky and the Ground 8pm
Jazz Session The Talbot Hotel Bar 2.30 – 4.30pm
Acoustic Folk Session The John Barry 6pm
Trad Session Culleton’s, Killrane
Pop/Rock Covers Session Jack Bailey’s 9.30pm
Jazz Session Katy Daly’s, Gorey 6pm
Rock Session Treacys Hotel – Temple Bar
Trad Session Dbar, Enniscorthy
Evening Session The Bailey, Enniscorthy 5pm
Acoustic Session Donohoe’s, Enniscorthy 6pm and 9pm
House of Stories Kyle Forge, Crossabeg 1st Sunday of each month