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The Sugar Club – Dublin

Sep 28, 2010 29 Comments

After opening in 1963 The Irish Film Theatre closed its doors in 1985. It would be another 14 years before the space would be used again and so it was in August 1999 that The Sugar Club was born. Built and run by Nicky Toppin and Oisin Davis, it has now become an integral part [...]

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The National Concert Hall – Dublin

Sep 27, 2010 10 Comments

With weekly performances by the resident orchestra - the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - and a programme ranging from classic operas and magical musicals to contemporary Irish folk, the National Concert Hall is a thriving venue catering for all musical tastes. The redevelopment of the venue on Earlsfort Terrace, (due for completion in 2013) will see the renovation of the current Hall [...]

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Whelan’s – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 122 Comments

Whelan’s of Wexford Street is in the unique position of being not only one of the most important live music venues of the last decade, but also one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, favoured for its warm, convivial atmosphere. Whelan’s live venue and bar is located on the bustling Wexford Street strip in Dublin’s city [...]

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Crawdaddy – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 6 Comments

Crawdaddy opened its doors in 2004 with the aim of providing Dublin with a live venue to be truly proud of, a place where music is the foremost consideration and artists were treated with due respect by a committed team of engineers, bookers and venue staff. Offering a home for almost every genre under the [...]

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The Button Factory – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 50 Comments

Formerly known as the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Button Factory is a landmark venue located in the popular tourist area of Temple Bar in Dublin. The main showroom in the venue has a capacity of 750 including the balcony area and with its recently installed, state of the art soundsystem, a live event here is [...]

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The Academy – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 395 Comments

The Academy is one of Dublin’s newest venues offering a breath of fresh air for music lovers throughout Ireland. This venue has caused quite a stir within the Irish music scene as the growing list of international stars who perform here have officially stamped this venue with their seal of approval making it a fan favourite in Dublin. Within the venue [...]

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The Olympia Theatre – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 372 Comments

A historic Dublin venue which was built in 1879, The Olympia Theatre is a home from home for many artists who have graced the stage here. Many will agree that this venue is one of the best venues to catch your favourite act performing in before they move onto bigger and better things. A very [...]

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The O2 – Dublin

Sep 26, 2010 225 Comments

Please note that The O2 has been renamed as 3 Arena – click here for full details. The O2 is a stunning, new, state-of-the-art entertainment venue, with the kind of world-class acoustics that great music deserves. As you may be aware, it was previously the exact location of the Point Depot / Theatre. Located on North Wall Quay [...]

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