Coughlan’s Live

We at Coughlan’s are proud to announce the launch of a new music venue for Cork city!! This small intimate venue will be available to musicians to put on concerts/gigs in an effort to promote both new and already established acts from the city and further a field. As many of Cork’s smaller venues have unfortunately had to close their doors, we want to recreate a ‘listening room’ and perhaps (dare we say it!) even bring back some of the magic from the days of places like ‘The Lobby’! We want this space to be a platform for upcoming acts to showcase their material without the huge costs of hiring a venue and also a place for more established acts to come and play in a small setting, to an appreciative audience, knowing their requirements will be met to the best of our ability. It is essential to us that every performer and audience member leaves ‘Coughlan’s Live’ wanting to come back for more.  The venue has a capacity of 65 people seated (approx 80 standing). Special care has been taken to ensure an enjoyable experience for both the audience and the listener. Quality of sound, a comfortable performance space, ‘greenroom’ and most importantly ‘the personal touch’ are some of the things we have really concentrated on.
We host a music free session every Monday where some of Cork’s finest musicians gather playing many styles of music and all are welcome to join in.
Throughout the weekends there is lots of great free live music provided by bands such as The Calvinists, Jukebox Gypsy, The Lynch Mob, Hot Guitars, The Niall McCabe Band, Crazy Chester, The Hank Wedel Band and many more.
Since opening our doors we have hosted some incredible nights with Local, National and International artists gracing our stage including Lisa Hannigan, Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Dar Williams, Cathy Davey, O Emperor, Mundy, Rachel Sermanni, Duke Special, The Hot Sprockets, Liam O Maonlai, Interference, FRED, Declan O Rourke, Walking on Cars, Louis Stewart, John Spillane, Iarla O Lionaird and Steve Cooney,etc. etc. and with plenty more exciting shows planned for the future.
For gigs and booking enquiries please contact Edel Curtin at