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No Place Like Home

More than half (55%) of Irish people visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad, while nearly two thirds (63%) of us …

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Ireland vs. EU: Excise Tax

Ireland has the second highest excise duty on alcohol in the European Union. We have the highest wine excise, the …

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Brexit risks a repeat ‘recession effect’ on Ireland’s pubs and hospitality sector

After nine months of speculation, parliamentary debates, appeals and court judgements, British Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50 …

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Submitted by: Padraig Cribben
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Tourism Report 2016

THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE DRINKS INDUSTRY TO TOURISM By Anthony Foley Dublin City University Business School Commissioned by the Drinks …

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THE COACHMAN

Situated in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, The Coachman formally known as Larry Tobins / Slievenamon Hotel is located at 13/14 Parnell …

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Submitted by: Gerry & Geraldine Shanahan
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The Comet, Santry

The Comet is a local bar with a difference. We currently employ 25 members of staff, between full-time & part-time …

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Submitted by: Colm Ryan

The Laurels Pub & Restaurant

We are a family run pub & restaurant in the heart of Killarney Town. We are into our third generation …

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Submitted by: Kate O'Leary
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The Brehon & Angsana Spa Killarney

The Brehon – the hotel with a story By custom and culture, the Irish are a hospitable people. Visitors to …

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Submitted by: Sharon O'Connor
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Daly’s Drinks, Bar,Off-Licence&Wholesale

We are a family run business since 1950. Our Independent Off-License stocks all leading world beers,craft beers, fine wines, rare …

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Submitted by: Ger Daly

Importance of Supporting

The importance of supporting local pubs in towns and villages keeps our communities alive, provides jobs, contributes to tourism, support …

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Connemara Pub Grows

Over the last number of years, having watched the trends in the Industry, we decided that we had to grow …

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Submitted by: Vincent Flannery
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Marina Inn

The Marina Inn is a family run Bar & Restaurant located along the waterfront of Dingle Town. We specialise in …

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Submitted by: Tom Kav
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Revolution Craft Beer Bar

In the heart of Waterford City, in John Street Village & Waterford's Entertainment District is Revolution Craft Beer Bar. Renowned …

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Submitted by: Jim Flash Gordon
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We all care about the people

We are situated on Achill Island the most westerly pub in Ireland and the last on the wild Atlantic way. …

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Submitted by: Alan Gielty

O’Gormans Bar Offlicence & Resturant

Welcome to The Home of Good Food, O’Gorman's Bar & Restaurant, winner of the Prestigious Pub of the Year & …

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Submitted by: Donal O'Gorman

Baxters 1867 at The Traveller’s Inn, Milford

The Traveller’s Inn, Milford, Co. Donegal has launched a new house beer, ‘Baxters 1867’. Owner Michael McBride commissioned the craft …

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Submitted by: Michael McBride, Proprietor, The Traveller's Inn, Milford, Co. Donegal
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The Swan Bar, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

The Swan Bar is located on Aungier Street minutes from St. Stephens Green. The bar was established in 1661 and …

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Submitted by: Ronan Lynch
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The Summit Inn – On top of Howth Hill

The Summit Inn is a unique pub where all ages meet together to enjoy a pint and a snack and …

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Submitted by: Summit Inn
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Gary O’Donovan – Managing Director of O’Donovan’s Off Licence Group

Joe O Donovan, the O’Donovans Off Licence Group founder, first started selling wine in the 1960s in one of Corks …

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Submitted by: Gary O’Donovan
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Riverfront Bar & Grill

Welcome to The Riverfront Bar & Restaurant The Riverfront Bar, Restaurant and Club V is a family business run by …

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The Broken Jug

The Broken Jug located in the heart of Ballina offers Carvery and sandwich menu daily from 12noon. The A la …

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The Bracken Court Hotel

The Bracken Court Hotel is a four-star luxury hotel in Balbriggan, located in North County Dublin, that combines elegance and …

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Submitted by: Moriarty Group
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Clancys Athy

That rare thing, a pub where music and sport complement one another, gel featured in the book "The Irish Pub", …

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Submitted by: Emma O Brien
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JJ Harlows Bar & Venue – Roscommon Town

JJ Harlows is one of Roscommons oldest bars and now hosts live original music every weekend and serves a vast …

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Submitted by: Caitlin McConn
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McIntyres Pub, Shannon Harbour, Offaly – A village Pub

McIntyre's Pub is centrally located in a village in the middle of Ireland and beside where the Grand Canal, which …

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Submitted by: Dermot & Shirley McIntyre
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The Crossbar

The Crossbar is situated in the town of Gurteen in Co. Sligo The heart of 'Coleman Country ', the home …

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Submitted by: The Crossbar
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Kavanaghs Bar & Venue-Portlaoise

Kavanaghs Bar & Venue is located on the Main Street in Portlaoise. This year we will also have a 2 …

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Submitted by: PJ Kavanagh
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Hugh Lynch’s Bar & Venue Tullamore

The property on Kilbride Street, known today as Hugh Lynch’s, has been operating as a public house since the early …

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Submitted by: Emmet Lynch
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Brereton’s Bar Athy

We have a small bar in Athy and our customers are of an older age group. It is a busy …

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Submitted by: Gavin Brereton
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O’Donovan’s Off Licence – Bishopstown Branch

We are located in Bishopstown, near CIT and UCC with many students and small businesses. This location allows us to …

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Submitted by: Gene Russell
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Gibney’s Off Licence

Gibney's Off Licence has been serving Malahide for over 21 years. A Family run business primarily run by myself and …

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Submitted by: Siobhan Gibney

Nancy’s Bar, Ardara, supporting Tony Quinn’s Charity Cycle

Nancy's Bar is a beautiful little pub serving fabulous Guinness and great food in the picturesque town of Ardara. Family …

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Submitted by: Jenny Mc Hugh
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Situated in West Cavan and central to the UNESCO Geopark, the village of Bawnboy is home to The Keepers Arms …

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Duffy’s Pub. Malahide, Co Dublin

Duffy's Pub Malahide, the best bar for food, bands & nights out in north Dublin. Serving for over 40 years, …

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Submitted by: Teresa Curry
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O’Donovan’s off Licence – Ballincollig Branch

Throughout the past few years the drinks trade has suffered and struggled to survive with the recession impacting us in …

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Submitted by: Karen Casey
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Toners Pub – Baggot Street

Situated on Baggot Street at the corner of Roger’s Lane, Toners is one of Dublin’s oldest and most famous traditional …

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Submitted by: Toners Pub
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Dicey Reilly’s Bar, Off Licence & Microbrewery

Dicey Reillys Bar, Off Licence, Function Room & Microbrewery is a family run business situated in Ireland's oldest town, Ballyshannon. …

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Submitted by: Brendan O Reilly
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An Poitin Stil, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

An Poitin Stil is a landmark pub, situated on the Naas Road N7 in the village of Rathcoole, Co. dublin. …

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Submitted by: Louise Fitzgerald
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Jameson Cult Film Club

As Brand Manager for Jameson in Ireland I work closely with the team to drive the performance of Jameson and …

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Submitted by: Fiona Carroll
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Archiving in Irish Distillers

I have one of the newest jobs in Irish Distillers but I'm dealing with the oldest material! Based in the …

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Submitted by: Carol Quinn
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Carrolls Gastro Pub, Lucan

Serving Lunch from 12pm with fresh salads, skinny soups and daily hot specials of quiches and pies. The evening menu …

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Submitted by: Louise Fitzgerald
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Galvins Off Licence

Galvins wines and spirits has been a family owned business for nearly 60 years. It was founded by my father …

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Submitted by: Barry Galvin
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O’Donovan’s Off Licence – Douglas Branch

A landmark shop in Douglas, O'Donovan’s Off Licence has traded for several decades in Douglas village. It is a go …

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Submitted by: Liam Murray
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O’Donovan’s Off Licence – Oliver Plunkett Street Branch

O'Donovan's Off Licence Oliver Plunkett Street branch has been trading in Cork city centre since the 1980's and moved to …

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Submitted by: Joe Murphy
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Castle Off Licence

The Castle Off Licence is a family run business since 1978. It is now run by Stephen Palfrey & Fiona …

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Submitted by: Fiona Barrett Palfrey
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McHugh’s Off-Licences, Kilbarrack & Artane, Dublin 5

My father opened the first outlet of our family business in Artane over 50 years ago in 1962. In 1995 …

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Submitted by: Cathal McHugh
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Drinkstore

'Drinkstore' is a small family run independent specialist off licence situated in the North Dublin Inner City area of Stoneybatter. …

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Sweeney’s Wine Merchants

Sweeneys Wine Merchants also incorporating Lilac Wines has been supplying a wine service in Dublin’s North Side since 1955. We …

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Submitted by: Finian Sweeney
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O’Donovan’s Off Licence – Midleton Main St Branch

O'Donovan’s Off Licence first opened on Main Street in Midleton Co. Cork in 1993. Midleton is a busy tourist destination …

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Submitted by: Sean Twomey
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WorldWide Wines

Since we opened in 2001 we have strived to bring the people of Waterford and the surrounding Counties the very …

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Submitted by: Claire & Declan Brady
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Owner, Baggot Street Wines

We opened back in July 2011 with just 3 staff from the ashes of the UK based chain Oddbins. Baggot …

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Submitted by: Garret Connolly,
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Kenny’s: Lucan’s Local

Kenny's of Lucan is a family-run pub-restaurant in the heart of Lucan village, Co. Dublin. For three generations, we have …

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Submitted by: Kenny's of Lucan
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Arthurs Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Arthurs is the nearest pub to The Guinness Storehouse, one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions. Naturally, it has the …

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Submitted by: Jennifer Clinton
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Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green!

Located on Dawson Street, the Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green first opened in 2003.Awarded Best Retailer, Worldwide …

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Submitted by: Ally Alpine
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Baker’s Corner: A Borough Landmark

Baker's Corner is one the best-loved pub-restaurants in the Borough of Dun Laoghaire, conveniently located at the junction of Kill …

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Submitted by: Conor Leeson
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Famous Traditional Irish Pub

Friels is located in the Square of Miltown Malbay beside the Bank of Ireland. Famous for its traditional Irish music …

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The Quintessential Dublin Local

The Igo Inn is located in the heart of Ballybrack village in south County Dublin, within walking distance of nearby …

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Submitted by: Conor Leeson
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Deveney’s of Dundrum

Deveney's was established in 1909, initially as a grocery store, with the addition of alcohol in the '60's it became …

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Submitted by: Ruth Deveney
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Brady’s of Shankill: At the heart of the local community

Brady's of Shankill is the epitome of what a good local should be – warm, welcoming and at the heart …

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Submitted by: Conor Leeson
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Wright’s Cafe Bar

Late Bar 6 nights Food served 7 days from 12 noon Since it opened its doors in 2001, the award-winning …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Angler’s Rest

LIVE Traditional Music 7 nights plus a Sunday afternoon trad session. One of Dublin’s best known and most inviting restaurants, …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Gilbert & Wright-Swords

A welcome addition to the nightlife on Dublin’s northside in the heart of Swords which has been attracting a regular …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Gilbert & Wright- Malahide

One of the newest additions to the Malahide social scene and one which has taken this vibrant town by storm. …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Gilbert & Wright-Clontarf

One of the newest additions to the Clontarf and north county Dublin social scene and one which has taken this …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
Bloody Stream

Bloody Stream-Howth

A warm and welcoming interior with an old-fashioned feel, an open turf-burning fireplace, classic signage and interesting bric-a-brac stirring memories …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Wright’s Findlater-Howth

Take one of Howth’s landmark buildings with its distinctive red-brick facade, create a warm and welcoming interior with a choice …

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Submitted by: Avril Kelly Carter
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Ardkeen Quality Food Store

Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an independent food retailer, locally owned and managed. The business was founded by Robert and …

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Submitted by: Colin Jephson
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Horans Bar & Restaurant Baltinglass

Horans Bar & Restaurant is situated on the square of Baltinglass dating back to 1881. Baltinglass is a heritage town …

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Submitted by: Catherine Tyrrell
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The Vintry,Rathgar,Dublin 6

Over the years we have specialized in the sale of wine here at The Vintry and a high level of …

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Submitted by: Evelyn Jones
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Dublin Whiskey Company

Dublin has a proud tradition of brewing & distilling however no new distillery has been built in the capital in …

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Submitted by: Marie Byrne
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Callan’s Off-Licence, Dundalk

Callan’s Off-Licence in Dundalk is truly a family business, having been started by my grandfather in 1941 as a traditional …

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Submitted by: Niall Callan
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Murphy’s Law. Athlone

Murphy's Law opened just over a year ago in Athlone town centre. They offer great value on food & drink. …

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Submitted by: Paul Casey
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JUS DE VINE, PORTMARNOCK

My earliest career was in the hotel and entertainment industry as a barman and later as a manager in well-known …

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Submitted by: Tommy Cullen
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The Two Sisters Pub

The Pub at the Hub of the Community, The 2Sis is a friendly local pub offering all sections of the …

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Submitted by: D. Devitt
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Gilbert & Wright, Dun Laoghaire

Providing quality free entertainment to residents and local's of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown since 2010. A breading ground for awesome, up …

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Submitted by: Ian Keogh
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Taste of the Burren

The Roadside Tavern is a family run pub-brewery producing a range of beers for in-house consumption under the Burren Brewery …

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Submitted by: Burren Brewery
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Glanbia Ingredients Virginia

Glanbia Ingredients in Viginia Co.Cavan supplies top-quality fresh cream to Bailey's, which is now sold in 180 countries around the …

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The Hiker’s Watering Hole

Set in the picturesque Glenmalure valley, high up in the Wicklow mountains, this old world pub and restaurent has long …

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Submitted by: Glenmalure Lodge
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William Masterson

William Masterson was awarded the distinction of 2013 Malting barley farmer of the year award at the Diageo and Boortmalt …

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Submitted by: William Masterson
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Beer as a Philosophy

The Germans have the ‘The Reinheitsgebot’ (Bavarian Beer Purity law), but Waterford’s Dungarvan Brewing Company have their own philosophy of …

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Locally Grown Brews

Using the finest locally grown hops, White Gypsy produces a range of award winning beers and ales from their brewery …

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Submitted by: White Gypsy
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Donnellans – Carrick on Shannon

By the banks of the river Shannon you’ll find Donnellan's Bar in the village of Carrick-on-Shannon. This modern pub hosts …

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Beirnes – Battlebridge

Beirnes Bar is a lively and welcoming pub, with a caravan park at the rear that was featured on Brennan …

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Submitted by: Beirnes
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Bo Bristles Savage Brews

At Bo Bristle beer is in our blood – when we're not making it, we're drinking it! Bo Bristle was …

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Submitted by: Bo Bristle
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The Welcome Wagon – Crossakiel

The Welcome Wagon is a family run pub established in 1970. Crossakiel local Noelle has recently taken over the business …

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Slane Castle Irish Whiskey

Famous for over three decades hosting rock concerts, in 2009 Slane Castle broadened their horizons into whisky production. As one …

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The Anchor Bar – Belmullet

The Anchor Bar or An Ceibh is known as a 'seafood heaven' with the perfect combination of food an traditional …

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Of international renown

Established in 1987, The Cooley Distillery has enjoyed enormous success in a relatively short period of time. In 1998 Cooley …

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Submitted by: Cooley Distillery
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Wines Direct

Family Business, Wines Direct, specialise in providing exceptional wines from small, quality conscious, independent producers. Interested wine lovers can either …

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Submitted by: Wines Direct
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Sulley’s sing song

This bar is the perfect example of how music, entertainment and the Irish pub are synonymous. Owner Paddy is known …

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Laois’ international Liqueur-First Ireland Spirits

Producing a range of Irish Cream Liqueur and Irish Country Cream beverages for export to more than thirty countries, this …

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Trouble Brewing

Kildare based Irish Craft Beer company, Trouble Brewing, was set up by friends, Thomas Prior, Stephen Clinch and Paul O …

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Molson Coors

Molson Coors is a global brewing company that distributes a range of their leading brands across Ireland.

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Dingle Brewing Company

The Dingle Brewing Company decided to honour Irish Artic Adventurer, Tom Crean, by naming their beer in his name. The …

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Burke’s Pub – Clonbur

Burkes is a fourth generation family business run by Ciaran and Charlotte Burke, with the help of their sons and …

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The Pier Head

The Pier Head in Kinvara is the perfect example of how good food and great music can add to the …

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Finnegan’s in Dalkey

Finnegan’s is a family run pub in the heart of Dalkey village. Popular with many well-known locals such as, U2’s …

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Porterhouse Brewing Company

Porterhouse is an Irish owned brewery with bars in Dublin, Wicklow, Cork, London and New York. They paved the way …

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Merry Ploughboy

Merry Ploughboy

Merry Ploughboy's is a traditional pub owned and run by 3 musicians by the same name. They have been performing …

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St James’ Gate

The amazing historical legacy of St. James's Gate dates back over 250 years. Owned by Diageo, custodians of iconic Irish …

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Johnnie Fox’s

Every summer, busloads of tourists fill Johnnie Fox's pub which is well known as being Ireland's highest pub and one …

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The Gravediggers in Glasnevin

The Gravediggers is a longstanding Glasnevin pub with a huge reputation and soon to be famous as one of the …

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Gibney’s

The Gibney family arrived in Malahide in 1937 and 77 years later their business is thriving in what remains a …

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The Pub Summit

Two entrepreneurs , Allan Grant and Matt Mickiewicz , who met in one of Dublin's pubs during the 2011 Web …

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Rugby’s D4 HQ

Bellamy's has always been a favourite spot with Rugby fans. That popularity is likely to grow, now the pub is …

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Cock and Bull Coolock

The Cock & Bull, formally The Sheaf O'Wheat, is a relatively new addition to Coolock. It has undergone a transformation …

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Donegal Brewing

Donegal Brewing Company

One of Ireland’s newest craft breweries, Donegal Brewing Company is the brainchild of publican Brendan O’Reilly. His family owned pub, …

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The Harbour Bar – Leap

Brand spanking new pub, The Harbour Bar, is located in the beautiful County Cork village of Leap.

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Heineken

Heineken has been providing vital employment opportunities in Cork since 1983. It's Cork facility is the site for the main …

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Mills Inn

A West Cork Institution

The Mills Inn Hotel in Macroom, West Cork, is a family owned establishment full of history, dating back as far …

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Jameson Middleton Facility

Jameson's facility in Middleton, Cork is hugely important to local jobs and the economy. Since 2010 the distillery has expanded …

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Carlow’s Craft

In 1996, the Carlow Brewing Company opened it's doors becoming one of Ireland's first craft brewries, allowing the O'Hara family …

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