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22nd Feb 2018

This Is Officially The Best Live Music Venue In Ireland – Have You Been?


Ireland’s music scene is an absolute beast and we’re lucky to be home to some seriously slick intimate venues. 

But just which one is best? It’s been officially revealed by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) that the best venue in Ireland is all the way west…

The award for National Live Music Venue of the Year 2017 (via public vote) went to Mike The Pies, Listowel Co Kerry.

Other winners in the regional categories include

Dublin –  Whelan’s

Rest of Leinster –  The Set Theatre

Connacht – Roisin Dubh

Munster – Connolly’s Of Leap 

Ulster –  Leo’s Tavern

Also nabbing awards for IMRO Music Festival of the Year and IMRO Small Live Music Festival 2017 were Electric Picnic and Another Love Story respectively.

Of the annual awards voted by over 12,000 IMRO members Victor Finn, IMRO Chief Executive said A strong live music circuit is the lifeblood of a vibrant music industry.  

“It is important that we acknowledge those venue owners and festivals promoters whose commitment, passion and support for live music throughout the country enables music creators to continue making the music we all enjoy”.

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