Tourists wait to kiss the blarney stone.
Doheny and Nesbitt's in Dublin is a traditional pub and serves as a type of club for some of the elite of Dublin. Brazen Head, also in Dublin has been in existence at least since 1688. Durty Nelly's inside of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park also has an older style of pub.
Some other recommended pubs for traditional music are Tigh Neachtain (Naughton's Pub) in Galway City, Gus O'Connor's in Doolin, County Clare and Monk's Pub in Ballyvaughan, County Clare.