Five craft beer pubs
L Mulligan, Stoneybatter, Dublin
This gastropub opened in 2010 and gave the pub landscape a much-needed shake-up.
It's got a superb mixture of imported and domestic brews, a gorgeous old-timey interior and an enthusiastic staff .
18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7; lmulligangrocer.com
Oslo Bar, Galway
With its long tables and high ceilings, Oslo would be easily mistaken for a German beer hall -- and it recently boosted its impressive selection of beers by opening its own microbrewery, the Galway Bay.
Salthill, Co Galway; winefoodbeer.com
Against the Grain, Dublin
From the same family as the Oslo Bar, this place helped to quench Dublin's thirst for decent brews when it opened in 2010.
And the expansion hasn't stopped -- they added to their brood with The Black Sheep on Capel Street.
11 Wexford Street, Dublin 2; facebook.com/ AgainstTheGrainDublin
The Franciscan Well, Cork
One of the most beautiful establishments in the country, drinking from the Well is an experience in itself.
This is another venue that boasts its own on-site brewery, and if you're anywhere near Cork city you owe it to yourself to come here and sample the delicious Rebel Red.
North Mall, Cork; franciscanwellbrewery.com
The Porterhouse, Dublin
The pub that brought microbrewing to the Irish masses, the Porterhouse has some fine brews in its own range. And if the 'superpub' vibe of its Dublin city locations doesn't appeal to you, try the original venue on Bray seafront. porterhousebrewco.com