As a country known for our culture, we’re spoiled with sensational live music venues to choose from.
Whether it be your local pub, theatre or club - there’s something for everyone.
Last night, IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) handed out awards to those places they deemed the best.
Dublin venue The Sugar Club was a double winner, taking home the honours in the National and Dublin categories.
Dundalk's Spirit Store, Monroe's in Galway, Cork's St Luke's and Letterkenny's An Grianán Theatre were also among the winners at the ceremony, which was held at the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) offices in Dublin.
The Festival of the Year award for 2018 went to All Together Now, with Wexford Spiegeltent Festival winning the Small Festival award.
Without further ado:
IMRO National Live Venue of the Year 2018 - The Sugar Club, Dublin
IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2018 - The Sugar Club, Dublin
IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2018 - The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co Louth
IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2018 - Monroe's, Galway
IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2018 - Live at St Luke's, Cork
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IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2018 - An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2018 - All Together Now
IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year 2018 - Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
IMRO Tech Crew of the Year Award 2018 - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Hot Press Live Venue of the Year for 2018 - Mike the Pies, Listowel with special Hot Press commendations going to Live at St Luke's, Cork and The Chasin' Bull, Bundoran
IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music - Joe Clarke, CWB