‘To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful’: Agnes de Mille

Andrea Horan considers the past and the future of Ireland's clubbing culture

Clubbing is a tonic for the soul and a release from daily pressures. Picture: Andres Poveda photography

Dancing in Dublin has been a long time coming. And a long time going. When clubs in Ireland were finally given the go-ahead to open, along with it came questions and comments about whether there would be anywhere left to dance, a fair assertion given the number of built-for-purpose clubs left standing.

But the people who put on club nights in Ireland are a resourceful bunch and the clubbers of the country let out a ...