Haven’t been there…
….for some time but I do remember some great music. Quite fast, if memory serves me right.
I went to the session this summer and it was great. Wonderful and warm musicians.
This was one of the first sessions I ever experienced. Good memories.
Great muso’s very, very touristy tho.
The food on the top floor was that good, we went back 2 nights running
THE most touristy place in irelanbd.
Touristy as it is, I especially enjoyed the afternoon sessions downstairs. In the summer 2003 they were hosted by Martin Denning and the marvellous whistle player Gerry Whatshislastnameagain. I had a blast there, have to drop by next week to see if things are the same during wintertime too.
was there a couple of weeks ago after the cuckoo festival. gavin whelan excellent on whistle.
4.90euros a bit steep for guinness tho. suppose the tourists dont complain tho.
Seems to have changed, it’s now http://www.olivergogartys.com/
is this an open session?
Great map reference - shows the bottom corner of County Wexford!
Gogarty’s has NO SESSIONS now
If you define “session” as a casual gathering where visitors of a certain ability are welcome to join in, and where it’s not a “stage” performance for an “audience”, then Gogarty’s has lost it. Markus, 8 years ago, posted above: “Touristy as it is, I especially enjoyed the afternoon sessions downstairs. In the summer 2003 they were hosted by Martin Denning and the marvellous whistle player Gerry Whatshislastnameagain.” That’s about when we visited and loved the downstairs. Evenings were raucous tourist-oriented stage CONCERTS upstairs, with Dubliners-type loud-banjo-led tunes, “Wild Rover”-type songs, and the musicians asking audience to yell out where they were from etc etc. BUT NOW: NO participatory sessions, and the loud staged stuff goes on all day and night. Good music indeed, but overstuffed with tourists.
Re: The Oliver St. John Gogarty
From the website: ‘5 nights a week! Every Sunday to Thursday from 10pm till 12.30am in Gogarty’s Library Bar. No cover charge! So come along and enjoy the best Irish Ballads, Folk & Celtic Rock in one of Dublin’s most celebrated and intimate venues.’