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Vicar Street – Dublin

Sep 28, 2010 148 Comments

Vicar Street is a concert and events venue located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The capacity of the venue allows for 1,000 people for seated performances, and 1,500 people for standing gigs. The venue is owned by Harry Crosbie and operated by Peter Aiken. Since opening in 1998, the venue has become a popular setting [...]

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The RDS – Dublin

Sep 28, 2010 14 Comments

Founded in 1731, the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) continues to fulfil its commitment to promote excellence, encourage development and advance awareness within each of its foundation activities. The RDS has played host to various international artists over the years including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Paul Mc Cartney, Paul Weller and Stereophonics to name but a few. The grounds are split [...]

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The Village – Dublin

Sep 28, 2010 9 Comments

The Village is a state-of-the-art music venue situated next door to Whelan’s on Wexford Street, Dublin. The venue was an old nightclub owned by Mean Fiddler but since 2003 has been turned into a music venue. It has a large balcony right around the venue and right up by the stage for a better view. The interior is modern, but [...]

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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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