Coming into summer time we all try our very best to catch up with friends and enjoy some of the finer things in life, like y'know, G&T's and Guinness.
But not just any old pub will do for a drink - ohhhh no. We want something cosy, busy but not too busy, and a secretive snug is a deadly bonus.
We all have our own personal favourite spots to go to, and the great thing about Ireland is that there's SO many amazing places to choose from.
Here are our top pub picks from across the land - county by county - of where to get your relaxing pint.
Think we've missed out on an essential? Let us know, we love discovering new whiskey watering holes!
Antrim - The Crosskeys Inn
Grange Rd, Toombridge
This very special little pub is 360 years old.
Thatched roof n' all, it's aged like a fine, fine wine.
Armagh - Red Ned's Bar
Ogle St, Armagh City
They have their very own 'Red Ned's Bushmills' whiskey and regular live folk and bluegrass music.
What more could you ask for really?
Carlow - O'Shea's Pub
Main St, Borris
This über traditional pub also has the added bonus of a little grocery shop.
Ideal for last minute veggie shopping.
Cavan - Kelly's
Main St, Killeshandra
This small-town favourite has, according to its many five star reviews, "a warm welcome and ice cold drinks!"
Sounds perfect so.
Clare - Kennys Bar
Main St, Lahinch
This super cosy spot right by the beach is home to the famous Whitehorse Sessions, which has seen fab Irish musicians such as Lisa Hannigan perform.
Grab a hot whiskey after that brisk seaside stroll.
Cork - The Oval
South Main St, Cork
Probably one of the best pubs on the West coast, you're guaranteed to find a nice little area to perch and sip your beer from.
Lucky is he who manages to grab a seat near the fire.
Derry - Badgers Bar
Orchard St, Derry
Truly loved by locals, this is an excellent place to get a chilled pint.
Local reviews say that the "staff are epic", which is always a plus.
Donegal - Nancy's Bar
Front St, Ardara
This fabulous pub right on the Wild Atlantic Way route has been owned by the same family over seven generations, which basically makes it the cutest place ever.
Pull up a stool on the flagstone floor on sip from one of the zesty craft beers on offer. P.s their oysters are pretty famous if you feel like being extra fancaaay.
Down - Grace Neils
High St, Donaghdee
Reportedly the oldest pub in Ireland, this has been a go-to spot since 1611.
Snuggle up by their roaring stove and catch up over the sound of live music.
Dublin - The Library Bar
Exchequer St, Dublin 2
There was SO many contenders in town for this spot, but The Library Bar at the Central Hotel ultimately nabbed it thanks to its Grandad armchairs and extra-toasty fireplace.
Perfectly located for post Grafton St shopping too.
Fermanagh - Blake's Of The Hollow
Church St, Enniskillen
This 'ferm' favourite (I'll show myself out), has lots of little snugs to cosy up with a pint of the black stuff.
It also has a special Game Of Thrones door - which means it's the coolest pub ever.
Galway - Tigh Neachtain's
Cross St, Galway
One of Galway's most beloved pubs, this extremely cosy spot is always buzzing, making it a must go for a catch up drink.
Cute nooks and crannies, a HUGE whiskey selection and open fireplaces, on a Summer's day the outside area is insane. We <3 Neachtains.
Kerry - Kennedy's
Main St, Dingle
Dingle has its fair share of comfy pubs, but Kennedy's is our favourite without a doubt. There's an old Aga burning in one room and candles all over the pub add extra warmth.
If you manage to sit at the snug underneath the stairs, then you've struck pure gold.
Kildare - Brady's Clock House Pub
Main St, Maynooth
Brady's may be the go-to spot for students in the town, but for good reason. This place is friendly, has live trad music once a week and if you're really feeling it, a nightclub upstairs.
Because nothing says Summer like a hangover.
Kilkenny - O'Riada's
Parliament St, Kilkenny
This teenchy tiny spot in the centre of the town is the perfect place to relax with a pint of Guinness.
Snug corners to hide away in, and very good beers on draft.
Laois - Sheeran's Pub
Anatrim, Coolrain, Laois
Sheeran's is a rural drinker's dream. It has a thatched roof and is filled with armchairs just made for lounging with a hot whiskey in your hand.
Stake out your spot by the fire and put the feet up.
Leitrim - The Oarsman
Bridge St, Carrick-On-Shannon
Feel like a bite to eat alongside your pint? Well then, The Oarsman is for you.
Fantastic selection of craft beers and lovely leather seats to settle into, this pub is always jammed - making it great for some casual craic.
Limerick - Nancy Blake's
Upper Denmark St, Limerick
You just can't beat a traditional Irish pub and Nancy Blake's, with its sawdust covered floor and peat fire, ticks all the boxes.
They also have a V cosy outdoor area lit up with fairylights if you can brave the cold.
Longford - Edward J Valentines
Stone walls and a cracking open fire make this pub one of the cosiest in the whole of Longford.
There's always a great atmosphere - go to the back for the full homely-cottage feel.
Louth - Clarke's Bar
Peter St, Drogheda
Whether packed of people for its live music nights or almost empty on a weekday afternoon, Clarke's is still full of old-school charm.
Dark wooden panels and private snugs are ideal for festive sipping, and the candles at nighttime make it extra welcoming.
Mayo - Matt Molloy's
Bridge St, Westport
This traditional pub has amazing music sessions every single night - which makes sense as it's owned by the flutist of The Chieftans.
Nicely intimate and guaranteed craic.
Meath - The Sadler's Well
Main St, Athboy
The pub is especially known for great music nights (it isn't a night on the town without some foot-stomping) and crisp Guinness.
Monaghan - The Coachhouse and Olde Bar
New Line, Glashough, Monaghan
A gorgeous village pub with plenty of space for the whole gang to relax.
There's some great local beers on tap, such as Brehon Blonde, that you can enjoy after a stroll around the nearby Castle Leslie estate.
Offaly - Kelly's Pub
Green St, Birr, Offaly
This family-run pub is known for its excellent Guinness, everyone's fave tipple.
The bar staff are extra friendly and it's always nice n' warm here - a friendly drinking spot essential.
Roscommon - Regan's Gastro Pub
Market Square, Roscommon Town
Lovely old-fashioned bar area with antique-y touches all add to the welcoming feel at Regan's.
Sligo - The Strand Bar
Shore Road, Strandhill
The turf fire is alwaaaays roaring in this seafront spot beloved by surfers.
They do a fab Beef and Guinness Pie, and you'll find lots of welcoming snugs big enough to squish your whole family into.
Tipperary - Jim Of The Mills
This famously cosy pub only opens one night of the week (Thursday, so perfect to start off the weekend) and is located in a family home that gets filled with local musicians.
It's a truly unique place that will instantly put you in a feel-good mood.
Tyrone - Duffs Bar
This hidden gem along the shores of Lough Neagh is loved by locals for its craic agus ceol .
They've super ales, darts and a pool table - but get there early as there's only room for about 20 people.
Waterford - Katty Barry's
Mall Lane, Waterford
One of a handful of pubs in Co. Waterford with an open fire, Katty Barry's is another family owned local where you will see Mammy pulling a pint.
Westmeath - Sean's Bar
Main St, Athlone
Sean's claims to be the 'oldest pub in ireland' at over 1,000 years old, and the proud history shows in its wattle and daub walls peeping through the plaster.
Settle down for the night with a local beer, just be careful you don't slip on the old sloping floor.
Wexford - Thomas Moore Tavern
Cornmarket, Ferrybank South
Thomas Moore's is a little haven in the middle of Wexford Town, serving tasty food and cold beers - the best combination.
Curl up in one of their comfy chairs by the fire and de-stress with a hot toddy.
Wicklow - The Harbour Bar
Strand Rd, Ravenswell, Bray
Need somewhere to heat your bones after your Bray seafront walk? The Harbour Bar is the best place to do so.
Sometimes you just can't beat a pint and a toastie as you warm up by the fire.