fewer tourists irish pubs

I have been visiting Ireland for more than 20 years. I\\\\\\\'m sorry to say that I rarely go into the pubs anymore since the smoking ban. I used to enjoy listening to trad music and socializing but standing outside in the cold and damp has is not my idea of a fun relaxing holiday.
In fact sometimes it seemed as if most people, including musicians, were outside socializing weather permitting. and a few anti smoking Americans were inside.

c, herron (USA)