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16 photos that sum up Irish nightlife before Christmas... as captured by Instagram users

‘Tis the season.

IT’S THE SEASON of Christmas parties, ‘having just the one’ and walking home with your heels in your hand.

Here’s a little glimpse at Irish nightlife through the lens of Instagram.

A hot toddy in the cosy confines of The Long Hall. Bliss.

On my toddy @TheLongHallPub #dublinpubs

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A festive pint in Franciscan Well in Cork.

The hearth in The Strand Bar, Sligo.

#cosybythefire #christmastime #irishpubs #thestrandbar #strandhill #sligo

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Quality catch-ups sans mobile phones in Cork’s iconic Hi-B.

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This oh-so-tempting display in An Pucán, Galway.

A trad session like no other in The Cobblestone, Smithfield.

Dublin 💚 #aire #ireland #dublin #folk #folkingawesome #craictoninety

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A velvety pint near the stove in Bofey Quinns, Co Clare. Just how it should be.

People-watching with a hot port outside Tigh Neachtain’s, Galway.

The post-match hullabaloo outside Slattery’s, Ballsbridge.

I think there might be a million fans going to the match?!

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The scene from behind the bar counter in The Salt House, Galway.

Behind the bar #galway #beer

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When the confetti drops at a gig in Whelan’s and the crowd goes berserk.

A sophisticated tipple in Vintage Cocktail Club. Because you’re worth it.

When in Waterford, drink Metalman.

Congratulations Grainne and Tim 🍻🍻 love your new bar 😘 @metalmanbarwfd

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When you manage to get the snug in Toner’s and it’s the epitome of #snuglife.

#SnugLife @amandadxx

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Having a bop under the colouredy lights in Brubaker’s, Dundalk.

The almighty disco ball in Panti Bar.


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And finally… all roads lead to Coppers.

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