Monthly Archives: October 2014

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31 10, 2014

Harat's Irish Pub Group Anniversary Celebration Video

The quintessential Irish pub is not only something which tourists to Ireland love to visit for the craic and great entertainment, it’s also a concept that has become a huge success overseas. Recently, a Russian Irish pubs group - the Harat’s Irish Pubs who have an astonishing 80 Irish pubs around Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia, wanted to celebrate their 5th Anniversary of their first pub opening. They decided the way to do this was to show their love of Irish culture by shooting a brilliant video featuring a number of their Irish pubs all around Russia and Europe. The video took 3 months to make and includes 30 pubs taking part in dozens of locations around Russia and features an insanely-catchy traditional Irish-Russian music track. Siberian musicians Minimo wrote and performed the celebratory song with help from local Irish [...]

31 10, 2014

Harat’s Irish Pub Group Anniversary Celebration Video

The quintessential Irish pub is not only something which tourists to Ireland love to visit for the craic and great entertainment, it’s also a concept that has become a huge success overseas. Recently, a Russian Irish pubs group - the Harat’s Irish Pubs who have an astonishing 80 Irish pubs around Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia, wanted to celebrate their 5th Anniversary of their first pub opening. They decided the way to do this was to show their love of Irish culture by shooting a brilliant video featuring a number of their Irish pubs all around Russia and Europe. The video took 3 months to make and includes 30 pubs taking part in dozens of locations around Russia and features an insanely-catchy traditional Irish-Russian music track. Siberian musicians Minimo wrote and performed the celebratory song with help from local Irish [...]

29 10, 2014

The Irish Whiskey Award Winners 2014

Congratulations to all the 2014 Irish Whiskey Award winners. The diversity and quality of Irish Whiskey were celebrated at the second annual Irish Whiskey Awards, which took place at Kilbeggan Distillery in Co. Westmeath on 23rd October 2014. The event, which was organised by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, showcased and honoured this rapidly growing indigenous Irish Industry over 17 categories. The judging panel consisting of members from the Celtic Whiskey Club and the Irish Whiskey Society chose the winners based on blind tastings.  Redbreast 21 Year Old Whiskey was awarded Overall Best Whiskey 2014 while Dick Mack’s in Dingle won The Whiskey Bar of the Year. Following the success of the inaugural Irish Whiskey Awards in 2013, the number of categories increased from 9 to 17 this year to include new awards for Best Irish Liqueur, Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged [...]

23 10, 2014

Top wines to add to your drinks menu for the coming winter

As the weather cools down and snow starts to fall, you probably want to consider changing up your drink menu. You probably add more winter-appropriate beers and cocktails, but do you ever think about switching up your wine selection? During winter, customers may not feel like drinking the same light, fruity wines they enjoy in the summer. Check out a few of these wines and see if you’d like to add any of them to your winter menu! Gewürztraminer: Gewürztraminer is known as “the grown up version of moscato.” With some cloves and spiciness, this wine is perfect for warming people up when it’s cold outside. Nebbiolo: Savory, layered wine flavors are more popular in winter. Nebbiolo from Piedmont goes great with hearty foods like pot roast and lasagna, and as a bonus, it smells like roses. Carinena: This is yet another savory [...]

21 10, 2014

O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer Launches in Parisian Irish Pubs.

Carlow Brewing Company launched their range of award winning O’Hara’s Irish craft beers in Paris recently. They are now available on draught in the Corcoran’s Irish Pub group pubs throughout Paris. Corcoran's Sacre Coeur Pub in Paris.   O'Hara's Irish Craft Beers and cheeses from Cashel Blue and The Little Milk Company                   Seamus O’Hara, Managing Director, Carlow Brewing Company said: “We are delighted to announce our beer range is now available in Corcoran’s Irish Pubs in Paris. Corcoran’s is one of France’s leading Irish pub groups with seven locations throughout Paris. This partnership is an important step in our development in France. Each pub has unique character and charm and offers visitors a true Irish experience. O’Hara’s Irish craft beer range is a perfect complement to the food on offer, and [...]

21 10, 2014

O'Hara's Irish Craft Beer Launches in Parisian Irish Pubs.

Carlow Brewing Company launched their range of award winning O’Hara’s Irish craft beers in Paris recently. They are now available on draught in the Corcoran’s Irish Pub group pubs throughout Paris. Corcoran's Sacre Coeur Pub in Paris.   O'Hara's Irish Craft Beers and cheeses from Cashel Blue and The Little Milk Company                   Seamus O’Hara, Managing Director, Carlow Brewing Company said: “We are delighted to announce our beer range is now available in Corcoran’s Irish Pubs in Paris. Corcoran’s is one of France’s leading Irish pub groups with seven locations throughout Paris. This partnership is an important step in our development in France. Each pub has unique character and charm and offers visitors a true Irish experience. O’Hara’s Irish craft beer range is a perfect complement to the food on offer, and [...]

10 10, 2014

The Irish Pub Documentary To Be Released in US & Canada

THE IRISH PUB film is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub and the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB and of the Irish themselves. Alex Fegan shot, edited and financed The Irish Pub which was released to rave reviews in Ireland in October 2013. It won several awards, played for 8 weeks, and sold 7,000 DVDs in one-month alone in Ireland, an exceptional performance for a nonfiction feature, outperforming numerous Hollywood blockbusters. Since the Irish release, Atom Films has received hundreds of requests to screen the film in over 30 countries around the world. Alex took the film to Canada and the [...]

10 10, 2014

The Irish Pub Documentary To Be Released in US & Canada

THE IRISH PUB film is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub and the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB and of the Irish themselves. Alex Fegan shot, edited and financed The Irish Pub which was released to rave reviews in Ireland in October 2013. It won several awards, played for 8 weeks, and sold 7,000 DVDs in one-month alone in Ireland, an exceptional performance for a nonfiction feature, outperforming numerous Hollywood blockbusters. Since the Irish release, Atom Films has received hundreds of requests to screen the film in over 30 countries around the world. Alex took the film to Canada and the [...]

9 10, 2014

4 Tips To A Better Bottom Line In Your Bar

1. Focus on your staff Treating your staff well is important—and not just because it’s the nice thing to do. Believe it or not, happy staff members can really influence your bottom line! For starters, satisfied staff members are way more productive than those who are unhappy or mistreated. Happy staff members also result in less turnover, which means lower hiring and training costs for you. And happy staff members are much more likely to be friendly and engage your customers—which can lead to more sales and more profits! 2. Use technology It’s no secret that customers are used to seeing technology in restaurants. However, technology does a lot more than just add some fun to the dining experience—it can also help you make more money. You can use tablets to make ordering quicker and more convenient, which can lead to more sales. [...]

7 10, 2014

Murphy’s Irish Pub Wins National Award for ‘Outstanding Community Service & Achievement’

Congratulations to Murphy's Irish Pub, Mandurah, Western Australia who have won the National Award for ‘Outstanding Community Service & Achievement’ at the National Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence. The prestigious Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence were held at Jupiter's Casino in Surfers Paradise on 15th September 2014. It was a great honour for Murphy's Irish Pub to be nominated by Western Australia's branch of the Australian Hotels Association to take part in the national awards. Murphy's won the AHA-AON Awards for Excellence in 2013 for Outstanding Community Service & Achievement and were thrilled to be recognized as a finalist in the national awards for this same category. Events & Marketing co-ordinator Vanessa Janiec represented Murphy's in person at the prestigious awards. She was thrilled to just rub shoulders with the industries finest but was overwhelmed to accept the award [...]