If you want to get out of town this New Year’s Eve, then look no further than our own beautiful country!
From magnificent Mayo to decadent Donegal, the Emerald Isle has all sorts of things going on. So, whether you want a quiet weekend away or a party full of fireworks and friends, there’s sure to be something you’ll love.
If you’re in need of a little more inspiration, read on.
1) NYE Festival –
Gather together in the heart of Dublin for the biggest New Year’s celebration the city has ever seen.
Ring in the New Year at the NYF Countdown Concert at Stephen’s Green and follow the captivating Music and Arts Trails across the city which showcase live music in superb settings as well as many more stunning Irish and international art and culture events.
Luminosity will spectacularly transform the Custom House into a magical story with stunning 3D Light projections, and with lots more planned for this three day festival, Dublin city centre is the place to be as 2016 draws to a close.
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2) Ashton’s –
From traditional roast dinners to some of the finest signature Irish dishes, Ashton’s will have a little something for you – whatever tickles your taste buds.
They also serve up a fantastic range of wines and local brews too, so there’s plenty of drinks to see in the new year.
It’s also got 4 ½ stars on TripAdvisor, with most people saying it’s either excellent or very good.
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3) Brannigan’s Bar –
Friendly staff, great local and international spirits, lagers, and ciders await you in the fantastic Brannigan’s Bar, Central Dublin.
There’s also traditional Irish music played throughout the day and night, so you can only imagine that New Year’s Eve is going to be a magnificent party night all round.
Trip Advisor also gives this a 5-star rating. See more here.
1) Fireworks and Friendly Locals –
As many of you may know, Cork is a beautiful city overlooking a huge harbour full of boats and picturesque scenery.
Sit back and admire the view near the sea as a spectacular showing of fireworks take off close to the hilltop steeple of 18th-century Shandon Church.
For more information visit www.cork.ie
2) Ceili by the Lee –
Unbelievable craic, fantastic music and an atmosphere which makes you want to dance…and that’s not even the start of what’s in store at Ceili by the Lee.
You’ll meet some fantastic people, and dance instructor Damien will have you up on your feet and laughing in no time. Expect traditional Irish jigs and wide variety of fine wines and whisky’s.
Check out the fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor here.
1) Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle –
Set in the Munster province in the south of the country, Limerick is lined with beautiful Georgian townhouses which overlook the gorgeous River Shannon.
Also standing close is the idyllic Bunratty Castle, which offers a special medieval banquet for all the family. What’s more, all the staff dress up and act out a medieval style scene. Bookings are available throughout the Christmas period.
Check out TripAdvisor for further info.
2) Flannery’s Bar –
There’s no better way so see in the new year than at Limericks best bar.
Flannery’s has been somewhat an institution over the last few decades, with people from far and wide enjoying their selection of fine wines, whisky’s and traditional Guinness pints.
They also have a great selection of food – including freshly caught fish dishes which are to die for!
Check out the reviews via TripAdvisor here.
1) The Blue Bar –
Reminiscent of an old American speakeasy, The Blue bar’s interior is absolutely stunning, so don’t be deceived by the outside.
Ask nicely and the staff will even let you go behind the bar and pour your own pint! Fantastic atmosphere, great music, and pool tables upstairs.
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2) The Devils Menu –
Ironically named the Devil’s Menu, the food in this restaurant is more heavenly than anything else! The personal touch of the staff and their willingness to go the extra mile really does set it apart from most other eateries.
It’s also a close commute to the local train station and town centre. Check the reviews out on TripAdvisor for more information.