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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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Submitted by: Amárach Research

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

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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Submitted by: na


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


'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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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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Submitted by: Friels Pub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Submitted by: Dungarvan Brewing Company

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

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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Submitted by: Donnellans

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

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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Submitted by: The Welcome Wagon

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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Submitted by: Slane Castle

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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Submitted by: The Anchor Bar

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

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

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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Submitted by: Sulley's - Hospital

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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Submitted by: Trouble Brewing

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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Submitted by: Dingle Brewing Company

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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Submitted by: Burke's Pub

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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Submitted by: The Pier Head

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

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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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Submitted by: Carlow Brewing Company

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