Cleere’s on Parliament Street, Set Theatre on John Street and the Kilkenny Roots Festival are amongst the nominees at this year’s IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year / Festival of the Year awards.

Both Cleere’s and Set will contend for the IMRO Rest Of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2014 award alongside Katie Daly’s Cellar Bar (Wexford), Number 1 (Mullingar, Westmeath) and the Wexford Arts Centre (Wexford).

The Roots Festival, pound-for-pound one of the finest in the country, goes toe-to-toe with the likes of Electric Picnic, Longitude, the Sea Sessions, Cork Jazz Festival and more.


Voting is down to the public and you can log on and cast your votes here before 2 February. The results will be announced at IMRO HQ on Tuesday 3 February 2015.

Here’s a look at all the nominees in the running for next month’s awards.

IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2014

  • The Grand Social, Dublin 1
  • Sweeney’s, Dublin 2
  • Vicar St, Dublin 8
  • Whelan’s, Dublin 2
  • The Academy, Dublin 1

IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2014

  • Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, Kilkenny
  • Katie Daly’s Cellar Bar, Wexford
  • Number 1, Mullingar, Westmeath
  • The Set Theatre, Kilkenny
  • Wexford Arts Centre

IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2014

  • The Quays Bar, Galway
  • Monroes, Galway
  • Roisin Dubh, Galway
  • Matt Molloy’s, Mayo
  • Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2014

  • Coughlan’s, Cork
  • De Barra’s, Cork
  • Dolans, Limerick
  • Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Kerry
  • University Concert Hall, Limerick

IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2014

  • Mc Kenna’s Bar, Monaghan
  • Voodoo Venue, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
  • McGrory’s of Culdaff, Donegal
  • Hotel Kilmore, Cavan
  • McGinley’s, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2014

Body & Soul
Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival
Cork Jazz Festival
The Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival
Indiependence Music & Arts Festival
Kilkenny Roots Festival
Spiegeltent Festival Wexford