Monthly Archives: May 2012

31 05, 2012

Hooligans Table cookbook introduces rugby lifestyle to America

While rugby has long been a sport foreign to many Americans, it is quickly becoming accepted in youth centers, high schools, and colleges. Yet alongside the sheer athleticism involved in playing the game, rugby comes with a certain lifestyle, almost akin to a brotherhood. […]

31 05, 2012

Irish Bar Goes Hawaiian for Cancer Benefit

Emily Clemence and her family, The Waltons, knew they wanted to raise money for cancer research, and looked to go an unorthodox route. “My family had lost my grandmother, and my uncle had cancer, so we decided to do Relay for Life,” she said of the Haverford Township fundraiser with the American Cancer Society. After participating, they decided to take it down a different path. […]

30 05, 2012

Guinness Sponsors World’s First Underwater Bar

No longer shall evil supervillains, aquatic explorers, and naval fleets have a monopoly on submersibles They’ve been used for warfare.  They’ve been used for exploring the surface of our hunk of rock.  They’ve even been popular fodder for movie supervillains.  But “serving beer” is quite a new addition to the already diverse array of purposes that submersibles have been put to over the years. Enter the Guinness sub pub, the world’s first underwater wet spot. […]

30 05, 2012

Guinness Sponsors World's First Underwater Bar

No longer shall evil supervillains, aquatic explorers, and naval fleets have a monopoly on submersibles They’ve been used for warfare.  They’ve been used for exploring the surface of our hunk of rock.  They’ve even been popular fodder for movie supervillains.  But “serving beer” is quite a new addition to the already diverse array of purposes that submersibles have been put to over the years. Enter the Guinness sub pub, the world’s first underwater wet spot. […]

29 05, 2012

Connect Ireland Creates New Irish Jobs Within Ireland

It is no secret to everyone that the scourge of emigration has deeply blighted this once thriving country. Thankfully there is a light at the end of the proverbial dark tunnel in the form of an incredible new initiative, which sets out to offer practical solutions to the countries woes.Connect Ireland (click on the image to the right to see a Youtube clip) will create new jobs in Ireland by forging connections with Irish diaspora throughout the world, attract expanding companies to locate in Ireland and help reshape the economy.After speaking to Connect Ireland Business Development Manager Mark Graham, it quickly becomes clear as to why Connect Ireland is such a lucrative investment for business owners.“Henry Ford set up his first factory in Cork, but why did he do that? Well, because his father was from Clonakilty. Links like that make a real [...]

29 05, 2012

Irish pub goers looking for free Wifi and better food and entertainment

While 63pc of Irish pub goers visit their local less frequently than they used to, 86pc said they would go more often if pubs offered features like free Wifi and better food and entertainment, according to a new survey commissioned by Molson Coors. Asked what they want from their local pub that they’re not currently getting, 36pc of those polled said free WiFi, 35pc would like live music entertainment, 29.8pc want better food, 27.8pc called for better toilets, 26.6pc would like a shuttle bus service laid on, 23.4pc would like outdoor heating, 21.6pc would like live comedy, 20.6pc want to test their knowledge in a pub quiz, 14.6pc want their own dedicated smoking area, 10pc would like to join a pub sports team, and 7.6pc would be happier if their local provided social network feeds. Sixty-five percent called for cheaper drinks. […]

28 05, 2012

Irish pub, restaurant have the right owners

Willie VanDenheuvel and Norm Bumbieris certainly sound the part. When they talk about wanting to bring “a real Irish pub” to Slidell, you listen to the accent and realize they have a little more understanding about that kind of thing than those from Southeast Louisiana. That’s because VanDenheuvel and Bumbieris really did grow up in an area where the Irish pub was real, and provided something for small neighborhoods that the twosome believe was missing from Slidell. […]

25 05, 2012

The Last Jar

In a sort of ‘what-you talkin’-about- willis’ Diff’rent Strokes  moment, I am happy to announce that Melbourne has  a brand new, down to earth pub  that is themed…wait for it…. Irish!!! Even more more astonishing it works a treat, and for once doesn’t have that twee, cultural cringe so brilliantly captured by Mick Thomas’ (Weddings,  Parties, but this time with his band The Sure Thing)  song “The Cap me Granda wore”. […]

25 05, 2012

MOLLY MALONE'S FUNDRAISER FOR SECOND STRIDE RAISES $15,000

A fundraiser for Second Stride hosted by Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant brought in $15,000 to help retired racehorses. The Kentucky Derby Week event at the pub’s Highlands location drew a crowd that packed the building, and included Derby trainers, owners, and jockeys. It was the largest single fundraiser to date for Second Stride, which was formed in 2005. Among the attendees was the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, Doug O’Neill, and the horse’s jockey, Mario Gutierrez, and owner, J. Paul Reddam. O’Neill brought halters from I’ll Have Another and champion Lava Man to auction off at the event, which included a live and silent auction. A friend of O’Neill’s, Steve Rothman, graciously served as auctioneer. […]

25 05, 2012

MOLLY MALONE’S FUNDRAISER FOR SECOND STRIDE RAISES $15,000

A fundraiser for Second Stride hosted by Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant brought in $15,000 to help retired racehorses. The Kentucky Derby Week event at the pub’s Highlands location drew a crowd that packed the building, and included Derby trainers, owners, and jockeys. It was the largest single fundraiser to date for Second Stride, which was formed in 2005. Among the attendees was the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, Doug O’Neill, and the horse’s jockey, Mario Gutierrez, and owner, J. Paul Reddam. O’Neill brought halters from I’ll Have Another and champion Lava Man to auction off at the event, which included a live and silent auction. A friend of O’Neill’s, Steve Rothman, graciously served as auctioneer. […]