The art of the intimate venue has been somewhat forgotten about in Dublin over the last decade, with artists preferring to gig in bigger venues. However, The Cobblestone, located in the up-and-coming Smithfield area, has gone back to its roots, hosting traditional Irish music sessions throughout the week.
The Cobblestone has a long and rich connection with Irish music, a tradition which is kept alive by some of Ireland’s best musicians playing seven nights a week in the main bar. The intimate Backroom Venue has become synonymous with Country, Folk and Bluegrass music and has played host to American acts such as the legendary Baby Gramps, Michael Hurley and The Foghorn Stringband, as well as top Irish acts Christy Moore, Bray Vista, Niall Toner Band and Gavin Glass to name but a few.
From comedian Billy Connolly to playwright Sam Shepard we have had many a well-known face drop by to enjoy this living legend of an Irish pub. While the Cobblestone may seem to lack modernity it is more than made up for by it’s charms. Standing at its always busy bar you get a sense of being part of folk history. A history that is alive and breathing, stubbornly refusing to change in the face of 21st Century redevelopment and instead relishing its every creak and cranny.
The Cobblestone is situated on Smithfiled Square at the opposite end to the Luas stop, it’s also only 10 mins walk from the City Centre where a beautiful pint of Guinness will be awaiting your arrival…