Where to stay
Harrington Hall Guest House
70 Harcourt St., Dublin
Antique Georgian townhouse near St. Stephen's Green, a safe, quiet area close to pubs and shops. Doubles $226, including full Irish breakfast.
The Wood, Dingle
Overlooking Dingle Harbor, spacious and gracious with a sunroom for the lavish Irish breakfast. Five-minute walk to pubs, shops. Standard twin $156.
What to do
Most pubs have food and nightly music. None has a cover charge. Call ahead for band info.
O'Donoghue's15 Merrion Row
Beverages and music only. Pint of Guinness $5, lager $6.
The Brazen Head
20 Lower Bridge St.
Bar food (about $6-$20) served until 9 p.m.; pint of Guinness $5. Music nightly about 9:30.
The Temple Bar
48 Temple Bar
No kitchen food. Pint of Guinness $5.65, lager $6. Two trad gigs nightly, 5:30 and 9.
Oliver St. John Gogarty 's
58/59 Fleet St.
Extensive restaurant menu served daily until 11 p.m., dishes $12-$36.50. Pint of Guinness $6. Music live nightly 9-11.
24/25 Temple Bar
Bar food noon-8:30 p.m., items $5-$14. Pint of Guinness $5.25, lager $5.75. Music Monday-Friday 4-7, Monday-Thursday 9:30-11, Sunday 9-11.
Ha'Penny Bridge InnWellington Quay
Soup and sandwiches, $3.50-$10. Pint of Guinness $4.90, lager $5.40. Trad nightly on Musical Pub Crawl; trad gig Fridays 9-11:30; standup, improv, folk session, and country blues weekly.
John Benny Moriarty's Pub
Kitchen menu served daily 12-9:30, all plates about $12.30; pint of Guinness $4.25, lager $4.75. Trad nightly until mid-November, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Food daily noon-9 p.m., items $4-$20. Pint of Guinness $4.25, ale $4.65. Trad nightly, four different bands scheduled through the week.
Full food menu served noon-9 p.m., items $3.65-$20. Pint of Guinness, $4.50, lager $5. Nightly trad sessions at 9, trad bands Friday and Saturday nights.
24 O'Connell St.
Full menu served daily 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; items $4.86-$20. Trad gig or session nightly at 9:30.
Gus O'Connor's Pub
Full menu served noon-9, items $4.50-$20. Pint of Guinness $4.50, lager $5. Trad band nightly at 9:30.