Monthly Archives: June 2013

27 06, 2013

THIS secret recipe

THIS is hot sauce. THIS is a condiment. THIS is unlike anything you have tried before. THIS is so good we know you’re going to love it! “THIS” is Thick Hot Irish Sauce, a secret recipe handed down for generations from co-owner, Dave McNeely's, great, great, great, great granddaddy McCoy. The legend is he sailed the world searching for the best peppers, and he returned to Ireland with 'THIS.' THIS compliments your food, yet it doesn't over power it. It starts out sweet, ends with a kick and keeps you coming back for more. Dave maintains you can put THIS on anything, from eggs, burgers, fries bangers etc. - - but is crafted especially for Irish Pub food.   Describing the condiment as, 'spicy, but not overpowering, hot sauces are thick so they stay on the food instead of running over [...]

24 06, 2013

24 06, 2013

Pat Shortt to feature at Irish Pubs Global Gathering

We are delighted to confirm actor and comedian Pat Shortt will be part of the Pub Owners Pannel on Tuesday 1st October. pat Shortt has been a publican for several years after opening 'Pat Shortt's Bar' on the main street of Castlemartyr, Co. Cork. It has a real traditional Irish pub character, with an open fire and friendly staff. Pat is looking forward to being part of the event and sharing his unique perspective and humor with publicans from all over the world.

21 06, 2013

International Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention

Irish Pubs Global were delighted to attend the launch of the International Brewing and Distilling Convention yesterday evening. The event, taking place July 18th-20th, will gather trade exhibitors, food pairing experts, beer judges and international trade professionals under one roof. The programme includes two separate streams: an intensive session of technical topics offered as part of the Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy and a series of basic courses that provide an introduction for newer brewers and distillers. Dr. Pearse Lyons, the founder of Alltech, described the need for craft beers to have a story as well as being a strong product. 'The Irish are great at creating stories' and the story has to focus around creating an emotional attachment to the product. What do Alltech expect to see in the future? 'More and more taps' there will be a diversification [...]

19 06, 2013

Irish Pubs Global New York Event a Success

The Irish Pubs Global Gathering, set for Dublin Sep 29th - 2nd October 2013, got a major boost in New York at a special lunch time event in New York Wednesday 19th June at the historic Fraunces tavern in the financial district of New York. The event was hosted by Oliver Hughes of the Porterhouse with over 80 Entrepreneurs visiting from Ireland as part of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur CEO Retreat and VIP guests included Michael Carey, Chairman for Bord Bia in Ireland and Paul Hurley, the President of the Irish Pubs Global New York Chapter. Also present were Jerry Kennelly, CEO of Tweak who will be speaking at the event with promises some brilliant presentations. Gerry made headlines recently when he sold his digital image business for over €100m and at the Conference he will be talking about [...]

13 06, 2013

New Chicago Chapter Organised for Dublin Gathering

A new Chicago  Irish Pubs Global Chapter has been formed following a historic informal at the Emeral Loop Bar hosted by Kevin Vaughan. It was attended by Aidan Cronin, Consul General for Ireland and Tom Hayes of Enterprise Ireland, together with Enda O'Coineen Indeed to seal the occasion, Michael Carey Chairman of Bord Bia and Oliver Hughes of the Porterhouse would have been there -  however due to a thunderstorm that lashed Chicago their plane was diverted to Milwalkee ! Going forward, Kevin Vaughan has kindly agreed to act as Hon. President for the founding stages. He will be  supported by new Vice Presidents Vincent Tuohy and Kieran Ahern to make a three person steering group. Kevin represents Vaughan Hospitality,  they operate several successful pubs in the Chicago area, while Vincent runs two pubs, The Irish Legend and Kieran runs the Fado [...]

10 06, 2013

Galway Bay Featured on Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives

Anthony Clarke, a native Dubliner, has become a local celebrity after his popular Annapolis Irish Pub 'Galway Bay' was featured on the food networks Diners, Drive-in's and dives. After the news leaked that the local pub would be appearing on the show, Anthony noticed an immediate change in the social media conversation; over the weekend their Facebook activity and ‘mentions’ rose from 2,000 to 19,000. Anthony described this type of exposure as something Irish Pubs should embrace, and his advice would be for all Irish Pubs to make the time for such an opportunity, and look at is as a gift. The Galway Bay shut down their restaurant for three days to facilitate the show and jumping through hoops to make it easy for the TV network, but Anthony estimated the exposure in local advertising amounted to over $10,000, and something they [...]