From supporting local businesses to good food and live music, these are the ten things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland.
Ireland is a fantastic place for nightlife and entertainment. Known world-over for its friendly faces, fine hospitality, and great craic, it’s no surprise that people come from far and wide to experience a night out on the Emerald Isle.
As the vaccination program marches on, the hopes of a more carefree summer rest upon us.
10. The hospitality – sure, it’s one of Ireland’s claims to fame
Fine hospitality is one of Ireland’s calling cards. Warm welcomes, happy hellos, and friendly faces.
Yes, the Emerald Isle is a great place, and its hospitality is one of the things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland.
9. Returning to your local – the warmth of familiar surroundings
We all have a place. Whether it’s the local pub, a favourite bar, or the neighbourhood nightclub.
One of the things we’re all looking forward to is returning to our local, wherever that may be.
8. People-watching – you just can’t beat it
People-watching in recent years has almost adopted cult status. The simple art consists of sitting and watching the world go by, observing people, and perhaps enjoying a drink or being accompanied by a book.
After more than a year of near isolation, there are few things we need more than encountering some unfamiliar faces.
7. Having somewhere different to go – other than your own living room
One of the top things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland is simply having somewhere different to go than the living room, bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom.
Of course, there’s the supermarket, but after a year of wandering the aisles, it’s safe to say we’re all in need of a change of scenery.
6. Treating yourself again – to something other than an Amazon package
Online sales spiked during the pandemic, and it comes as no surprise. With nowhere to go and nothing to see or do, it makes sense that Amazon (and similar) packages became a daily deliverable.
Although to physically go out and treat yourself again – be it a fine meal or drinks at the pub – has to be one of the top things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland.
5. Supporting local businesses – safeguarding community businesses
The hospitality industry suffered greatly at the hands of Covid-19. Those who have weathered the storm need support now more than ever.
Once pubs and restaurants reopen, one thing to look forward to is supporting local businesses again.
4. Getting dressed – saying goodbye to loungewear
Loungewear, like online sales, saw a drastic spike in popularity throughout the pandemic. And, while the comfort of your joggers during a workday is undisputed, it’s probably fair to say that the majority of us are dying to don their glad rags again.
Yes, getting dressed up is one of the top things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland.
3. Listening to live music – beloved background noise
It’s hard to believe that once, we would perhaps consider if the music in a venue was too loud, and now, after a year of silence, all we want is that noise back in our lives again.
Indeed, live music is a key contender of things to look forward to when the country reopens.
2. Enjoying some food and drink – the kind not prepared by you
Watch out, MasterChef, for over a year of lockdown has made cooks out of all of us. Still, though, there is something so enjoyable about ordering food and drinks not prepared by yourself.
Who said a ‘night out’ consists of wild nightclubs and raucous atmospheres? Some of the best nights to be had are in a local restaurant enjoying the finest dishes your city has to offer.
1. Seeing friends again – the best part of all
Safe to say that one of the top things to look forward to from a post-Covid night out in Ireland is seeing your friends again.
After the long slog, a good natter, endless chats, and much-needed hugs are well overdue. Just remember to keep it chill until we get the government’s green light to do so!