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Are Kids Allowed In Pubs In Ireland?

Yes, kids can stay in pubs in Ireland when accompanied by their parent/guardian.

In general, kids can be in an Irish pub until 9pm. Specific pubs may have different rules regarding children.

You can bring your child (under 18) to a pub with you with some restrictions:

  • Children under 15 must be supervised at all times
  • Children under 15 can only be on the premises between the hours of 10:30 am and 9:00 pm (10:00 pm from May to September)
  • Children aged 15 and over, who are accompanied by their parent or guardian, can stay on the premises after 9:00 (10:00 pm from May to September) if they are attending a private function where a substantial meal is being served

The licence holder (normally the pub owner) can also refuse to allow a child or children on the premises if they believe that doing so would be harmful to the child’s health, safety or welfare.

These are the official guidelines. You may find the rules are not strictly enforced everywhere in Ireland.

Don't come to Ireland before you've memorised Irish pub etiquette

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