Monthly Archives: December 2010

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20 12, 2010

Irish Pubs Global Official Launch

Enda O'Coineen, Ciara McCarthy, Noreen Bowden & Cillian McGovern outside the infamous Davy Byrne's, Dublin on Bloomsday 2010 promoting Irish Pubs Global The Official Launch of Irish Pubs website irishpubsglobal.com took place today in Dublin, Ireland. Irish Pubs Global is a network aimed at supporting the best Irish pubs across the globe. The launch occurred on 'Bloomsday', a day reflecting the spread of Irish culture around the world. Irish Entrepreneur Enda O'Coineen established IrishPubsGlobal.com as a way of supporting and recognising the best Irish pubs around the world. The aim is to strengthen their links with Ireland and provide them with resources to help them enhance the 'Irishness' of the food, drink and entertainment they offer. The project includes a major convention of Irish pub owners and managers being planned for September. The network will provide a central [...]

15 12, 2010

The Potential for a ‘revitalisation’ of the Irish Pub Concept – Mel McNally, Irish Pub Company

anois…We have long held the opinion that there is enormous potential for a properly conceived (and delivered) Irish Pub concept which moves the original concept into a new realm. Our opinion is founded on the following; -The global insatiable appetite which we encounter for concepts that deliver sociability, warmth, humour and good times in an accessible and stylised environment. -The weakness of indigenous Bar cultures - UK, Ireland and Australia excepted - where customers seek concepts of substance which are intrinsically different and engaging. -The over-exposure of the Irish Pub concept in some markets of less than acceptable quality has led to a dilution in interest  and driven customers away. However that latent demand still remains. www.irishpubcompany www.blog.irishpubcompany.com •Is about taking ‘Irishness’ into the 21st Century •Its about presenting an alluring culture in a modern context •Its about dispelling cliché’d [...]

15 12, 2010

The Potential for a 'revitalisation' of the Irish Pub Concept – Mel McNally, Irish Pub Company

anois…We have long held the opinion that there is enormous potential for a properly conceived (and delivered) Irish Pub concept which moves the original concept into a new realm. Our opinion is founded on the following; -The global insatiable appetite which we encounter for concepts that deliver sociability, warmth, humour and good times in an accessible and stylised environment. -The weakness of indigenous Bar cultures - UK, Ireland and Australia excepted - where customers seek concepts of substance which are intrinsically different and engaging. -The over-exposure of the Irish Pub concept in some markets of less than acceptable quality has led to a dilution in interest  and driven customers away. However that latent demand still remains. www.irishpubcompany www.blog.irishpubcompany.com •Is about taking ‘Irishness’ into the 21st Century •Its about presenting an alluring culture in a modern context •Its about dispelling cliché’d [...]

13 12, 2010

Tropical Murphy’s Blazes a Trail in Thailand

 "If Starbucks is to coffee then it's Irish Pubs to good beer in setting the standard" says Paul Watson, owner and manager of Tropical Murphy's in Koh Samui. Paul has agreed to co-ordinate the Irish Pub Owners & Managers Association in Thailand and be an Honorary Advisory Board Member. Paul spoke as we stood in the cellar with his high level Glyco Beer system. It has 13 drafts on tap and an impressive range, including Guinness, which he had lots of problems with but these issues are now solved and it is imported directly from Ireland.  Since power can be a little unreliable, he has his own generation system and the pub is self-contained. Everything about Tropical Murphy's and Paul Watson is impressive.  I toured the pub during a short visit of IPG.  It is extremely [...]

13 12, 2010

Tropical Murphy's Blazes a Trail in Thailand

 "If Starbucks is to coffee then it's Irish Pubs to good beer in setting the standard" says Paul Watson, owner and manager of Tropical Murphy's in Koh Samui. Paul has agreed to co-ordinate the Irish Pub Owners & Managers Association in Thailand and be an Honorary Advisory Board Member. Paul spoke as we stood in the cellar with his high level Glyco Beer system. It has 13 drafts on tap and an impressive range, including Guinness, which he had lots of problems with but these issues are now solved and it is imported directly from Ireland.  Since power can be a little unreliable, he has his own generation system and the pub is self-contained. Everything about Tropical Murphy's and Paul Watson is impressive.  I toured the pub during a short visit of IPG.  It is extremely [...]

3 12, 2010

Japan and Ireland Chamber Christmas Dinner Success

We made our first foray into Japan at the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday December 2nd at which the new Irish Ambassador John Neary was honoured. The Japanese online gaming company, Gala, head-up by Satoru Kikugawa also got a nod at the event. Gala have announced an additional 40 jobs (approx) at their very successful Irish operation expanding into Europe. Satoru is also a keen sailor. The Dinner was held in the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo where Irishman Mark Meaney is head of Food and Beverage Trevor Allen was stuck for words when asked by a Japanese journalist 'What's the difference between an Irish Pub and an English Pub?'. After a thoughful pause, his French friend who had worked in Irish Pubs for many years spoke up; 'Ezzz easy' said the Frenchman, 'It's the people!'. And so it [...]

2 12, 2010

Ireland Japan Chamber Christmas Dinner Success – and Irish Pubs Global Were There!

We made our first foray into Japan at the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday December 2nd at which the new Irish Ambassador John Neary was honoured. The Japanese online gaming company, Gala, head-up by Satoru Kikugawa also got a nod at the event. Gala have announced an additional 40 jobs (approx) at their very successful Irish operation expanding into Europe. Satoru is also a keen sailor. The Dinner was held in the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo where Irishman Mark Meaney is head of Food and Beverage Trevor Allen was stuck for words when asked by a Japanese journalist 'What's the difference between an Irish Pub and an English Pub?'. After a thoughful pause, his French friend who had worked in Irish Pubs for many years spoke up; 'Ezzz easy' said the Frenchman, 'It's the people!'. And [...]