Monthly Archives: August 2011

||August
31 08, 2011

Luck of the Irish and Great Food at Blarney Stone

Source: Andy Kern , newportrichey.patch.com Wednesday, Aug 31st, 2011 Legend says that if you kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland, you will receive the gift of persuasion and eloquent speech. If you eat at the new Blarney Stone Irish Pub and Eatery in Trinity, the delicious food may just leave you speechless. Owner John Egan, a native of County Mayo, Ireland, is a veteran restaurateur. He is best known as the founder of Peggy O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Eatery located in Palm Harbor and Oldsmar. He sold Peggy O’Neill’s last May and opened the Blarney Stone on June 11. As a young man, Egan formed a show band called John Egan and the Irish Tradewinds. “I always wanted my own Pub.” said Egan. “From traveling all over the country as a musician, I decided to open up my own place.” [...]

30 08, 2011

10 Things Never to Say in an Irish Pub

Source: www.deverespub.com/blog 1) “Why don’t you serve Guinness warm?” Despite popular belief, warm Guinness is not an Irish tradition. They do serve it cold! Yes, Guinness is great even at room temperature, but it’s meant to be poured cold, into a room-temperature glass. Check out the video below for proof. 2) “Where’s the shamrock in my Guinness head?” C’mon, shamrocks are for tourists. Why mess with the perfection of a properly poured pint? If you watch the video below, you’ll notice that the head brewer and spokesman for Guinness did not put a shamrock on his pint. 3) “What do you think of the troubles of the IRA?” Just don’t. 4) “G’day, mate!” Just leave. 5) Anything about politics or religion. Please: Save the serious subject for somewhere else. Or, find a private snug area with close friends. When things [...]

30 08, 2011

“Dingle Boy” Wins GAIF Photo Contest

Source: gaif.us Thursday, Aug 25th, 2011 The winning photograph for the 2011 Great American Irish Festival was "Dingle Boy," submitted by Paul Stern of Utica. Paul, who won $100 for his winning entry, had a profitable weekend at GAIF this year, also taking third place with his photo, "The Quick and the Dead," netting him another $25. Sandwiched between Paul's entries was the second-place winner of $50, Utican Thomas Dineen's "Liffey River from Halfpenny Bridge." This year's contest was especially close, with only six votes separating the top two photos out of almost 1,500 votes that were cast. Do you have a photograph of an Irish or Irish-American location, activity or event? It's never too early to start thinking of next year's contest. While pictures must show an Irish or Irish-American event, activity or location, GAIF Cultural Building chair Deni [...]

30 08, 2011

"Dingle Boy" Wins GAIF Photo Contest

Source: gaif.us Thursday, Aug 25th, 2011 The winning photograph for the 2011 Great American Irish Festival was "Dingle Boy," submitted by Paul Stern of Utica. Paul, who won $100 for his winning entry, had a profitable weekend at GAIF this year, also taking third place with his photo, "The Quick and the Dead," netting him another $25. Sandwiched between Paul's entries was the second-place winner of $50, Utican Thomas Dineen's "Liffey River from Halfpenny Bridge." This year's contest was especially close, with only six votes separating the top two photos out of almost 1,500 votes that were cast. Do you have a photograph of an Irish or Irish-American location, activity or event? It's never too early to start thinking of next year's contest. While pictures must show an Irish or Irish-American event, activity or location, GAIF Cultural Building chair Deni [...]

30 08, 2011

Short Stop in Dublin

Source: Nancy Noble, pressherald.com Sunday, Aug 28th, 2011 Dublin was really an afterthought. The focus of the trip was England, but we flew Aer Lingus from Boston and it stops in Dublin before landing at Heathrow Airport. Dwayne, our travel agent, said, "Well, for not much more money, you can stay overnight in Dublin." That thought was too tempting to pass by. My husband, who is half-Irish, didn't take much convincing. I thought this would be a nice reward for him, for humoring me on my desire to spend my 50th birthday in England. He had never been to Ireland, and looked forward to this bonus trip after our nine-day tour of England with good friends. We decided to extend our vacation for two nights, so we could enjoy a full day in Dublin. Just a plug for Aer [...]

30 08, 2011

Peoria Irish pub to reopen with new owner and name

Source: Cecilia Chan and Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral.com Monday, 29th Aug, 2011 Lis Doon Varna, an Irish pub near Arrowhead, will reopen next month with a new owner and a new name, Johnny Fox's Public House. The cottage-style pub closed earlier this year, less than three years after it opened off 83rd Avenue in Peoria. The closing and reopening have been marked by acrimony between the former owner and the new owner. The original owner lost the pub to foreclosure earlier this year. His rival has taken over. One of the new owners, Dominic Jones, had worked as a contractor to build the pub in 2007. The relationship deteriorated, leading to hard feelings and lawsuits. Jones wants a fresh start for the restaurant that is expected to open in late September. Ahead of the opening, workmen have been [...]

30 08, 2011

Cohill’s Inn makes Lubec feel like Ireland

Source: kjonline.com Monday, Aug 29th, 2011 Jack and Ellen Gearren, Irish to the core, left their law enforcement jobs in New Jersey to settle into the one place in the states that reminded them of Ireland. "It's the fog, the environment, the houses, the people," that convinced them they need not migrate all the way to Ireland to live, Ellen told us. At the end of Lubec's Main Street, the Gearren's opened their inn five years ago, providing nine small rooms with big views of Quoddy Bay. Downstairs they created an Irish Pub, authentic from the Smithwick and Guiness draft beers to the Shepherd's Pie. We enjoyed a memorable dinner that will surely be repeated when we are next in Lubec. George As a kid I boarded the ferry for the short ride to Campobello Island right across the street from [...]

30 08, 2011

Cohill's Inn makes Lubec feel like Ireland

Source: kjonline.com Monday, Aug 29th, 2011 Jack and Ellen Gearren, Irish to the core, left their law enforcement jobs in New Jersey to settle into the one place in the states that reminded them of Ireland. "It's the fog, the environment, the houses, the people," that convinced them they need not migrate all the way to Ireland to live, Ellen told us. At the end of Lubec's Main Street, the Gearren's opened their inn five years ago, providing nine small rooms with big views of Quoddy Bay. Downstairs they created an Irish Pub, authentic from the Smithwick and Guiness draft beers to the Shepherd's Pie. We enjoyed a memorable dinner that will surely be repeated when we are next in Lubec. George As a kid I boarded the ferry for the short ride to Campobello Island right across the street from [...]

30 08, 2011

New Website For Dallas Irish Pub

Source: emailwire.com Friday, 26th Aug, 2011 MollysDallas.com features the food and drink menu, established by experienced chef, Grant Morgan. It also includes weekly specials and events and allows visitors to sign up to receive exclusive drink specials and discounts. Ireland’s unique pub culture brings thousands of tourists across the pond every year. Luckily, people no longer have to travel so far to enjoy all the pleasures of an authentic Irish pub and bistro. With its traditional menu fare and genuine ambiance, Molly Maguire’s Ale House and Eatery in Dallas, Texas delivers the ultimate Irish experience. And now, more people can join in the merriment at one of the best bars in Dallas with the launch of their new website, MollysDallas.com. The new site features the food and drink menu, established by experienced chef, Grant Morgan. It also includes weekly specials [...]

30 08, 2011

Molly Brannigans to open in Bethlehem

Source: lehighvalleylive.com, Lynn Olanoff Thursday, 25th Aug, 2011   It's been almost four years since officials announced a plan to develop the former Farr’s building in Bethlehem. But a project partner said this week that the Irish pub and 24 apartments are expected to open within a year on the corner of Broad and New streets. Pektor also said there is a new partnership behind the project. Pektor’s father’s company, Ashley Development Corp., had been behind the project since 2007, but Lisa Pektor said her father, Lou, is no longer involved. The project now has four partners: Lisa Pektor; her sister, Amy Pektor; Anthony Scarcia, of Bethlehem-based Allied Building Corp.; and a fourth, anonymous investor, Lisa Pektor said. Pektor said she expects construction to start shortly, with occupancy within a year or less. The company still has Erie, [...]