There’s loads of Irish dancing shows around Dublin city pubs, but why not cut out the (professional) middleman and take to the stage (floor) yourself and learn a few jigs? Most dancing that goes on in pubs and bars these days is of a more modern variety, but there are a few pubs that give you the opportunity to tap your toes to a more traditional vintage.
O’Shea’s Merchant on the South quays near Guinness brewery has set dancing every Monday at 9pm. Of course all are welcome in this Kerry pub in Dublin.
The Cobbler in Smithfield has set dancing classes every Monday evening at 8.30. It’s €5 a head or €2.50 unwaged. They also have a céilí on the first Friday of the month.
Conradh na gaeilge
If you want to practise your cúpla focail and also have a dance, then get yourself down to Conradh na Gaeilge on Harcourt street for their monthly céilí. It’s starting on Saturday the 15th of October at 8pm. So, it’s likely that it will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month going forward. Check in advance to confirm.