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13 07, 2017

Irish Pubs Global Awards 2017 Shortlist Launch

The launch of the Irish Pubs Global Awards 2017 shortlist took place on Tuesday 11th July in The Jar on Wexford Street, Dublin. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted nominees! View 2017 Awards Shortlist

12 07, 2017

The winner of the best Gin and Tonic in Ireland has been revealed

Ireland’s best gin & tonic has been voted by the public and the results are in. The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest ran across all 32 counties from June 26th to July 1st. A total of 227 venues took part, each creating their own signature gin & tonic with one of the 15 Irish gins that were involved.  The public was invited to vote for their favourite #IrishGnT on Twitter or by posting on the Great Irish Beverages Facebook page. An Púcán in Galway have been voted as the 2017 winners. Their Irish Gin & Tonic was made with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin from The Shed Distillery in Leitrim, fresh red chilli & mango along with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water. Doug Leddin of An Púcán said "We are absolutely delighted that we have won at An Púcán. In the [...]

30 05, 2017

Survey shows more than half of Irish natives visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad

According to a survey conducted by Amárach Research, more than half (55%) of native Irish people visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad. The survey, conducted among 1,000 people, was commissioned by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) to track sentiment towards Ireland’s drinks and hospitality sector. The survey also showed that nearly two thirds (63%) of people celebrate family occasions like birthday parties, communions and christenings in the local pub, restaurant or hotel. 47% of people associate their local pub with ‘socialising’, 48% with a ‘friendly atmosphere’ and almost one in five (19%) with tradition. The research results highlight the central role that Ireland’s pub and hospitality industry plays in Irish communities within Ireland and also internationally, as a social hub and an employer. 27% of Irish people either currently work in a pub, hotel, restaurant or off-licence, or [...]

30 05, 2017

Chapter One wins Best Restaurant at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

The Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 took place at the The Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin, this month and named the top restaurants in Ireland for 2017. The black tie event, attended by over 900 restaurateurs and staff, was a celebration of the hard work and achievements within the industry over the last 12 months. Guests were treated to a lavish six course gala dinner prepared by a team of five chefs. The Awards Chef Team is hand-picked by the Restaurants Association each year and is made up of winning chefs from the previous year’s awards with each Chef representing a region of Ireland. Chapter One restaurant in Dublin was named as the 2017 All-Ireland Best Restaurant while Danni Barry of Deanes EPIC, Antrim took home the 2017 All-Ireland Best Chef title. Morrissey's in Laois was named All-Ireland Best Pub for [...]

12 05, 2017

Davy Macs launches new gin garden following Ireland’s Best Gin and Tonic Win

Davy Macs in Waterford have launched an exclusive Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Garden to mark their national win for best Gin and Tonic in Ireland.   The new garden, unveiled at an exclusive celebratory event, portrays Ireland’s favourite gin and the 12 individual botanicals from its recipe. It is a celebration of the collaboration between Davy Macs and Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, which is slow-distilled by hand with oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea. Davy Macs hit the headlines following last June’s national Gin and Tonic Fest when their Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and tonic creation was voted the best in Ireland.  Guests at the unveiling celebrations included legendary Waterford hurler Ken McGrath and Waterford Rose Chloe McGrath. A team from The Shed Distillery, including a gin mixologist and brand experts, travelled to Waterford to join the Davy Macs team in hosting an [...]

26 04, 2017

Delicious Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Bread Recipes from Kells Wholemeal

Mention the Mosse family name in Kilkenny, and you will quickly learn that they have been an integral part of the industrial heritage of Ireland’s South East for centuries. Here on the banks of the River Nore, the Mosse family have been milling stoneground Irish wholemeal flours in "The Little Mill" for over seven generations under the Kells Wholemeal brand. Over the years the Mosse family have perfected the art of following traditional craft while catering for the modern market. Producing a wide variety of innovative, traditional bread mixes has seen this Irish company continue to blossom in Ireland and today Kells Wholemeal supply over 300 bakeries at home and we are thrilled to bring the news that this Irish Pubs Global partner is now supplying Irish pubs around the world with their authentic Irish bread mixes. Robert Mosse, the current Managing Director [...]

25 04, 2017

The Essential Guide to Social Media For Your Pub

Creating and maintaining an online presence for your business in the current digital age is a necessity. Joining social media sites enables you to promote your business to a massive audience at relatively no cost. It’s basically free advertising! You don’t need to hire a social media manager to handle this; you can manage it yourself or get your team involved, using our helpful guide to get started and develop your social media marketing strategy. Don’t try to be everywhere. It can be tempting to set your pub up on every new social platform but this will only increase pressure on you to maintain activity across all of them. Choose the platform which you receive the most engagement and biggest return from, and focus on that. If you are not currently set up on any social networks, I would recommend [...]

19 04, 2017

Light alcohol long drinks are set to trend this summer

Already popular in Berlin, New York and London, this summer light alcohol long drinks are set to take Ireland by storm. Sebastian Brack, the owner of the iconic Belsazar vermouth range travelled to Dublin last week to present a new wave of mixology focused on superior recipe and taste – and these drinks are three times lighter in alcohol than standard equivalents. Brack, the man who invented the revolutionary Thomas Henry tonic range in 2010, says the drinks brands he creates are led by the extensive variety of consumer tastes across the world. He went on to invent the Belsazar range of Vermouth in 2013. “People want to be able to enjoy a cocktail at a variety of times, for example on a Saturday afternoon – but also enjoy other leisure activities afterwards. These lighter drinks allow for that.” Belsazar [...]

10 04, 2017

Ireland ranked No 3 in the world for tourism marketing and branding

The World Economic Forum has announced the results of its global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017. The biennial report ranks Ireland at number three in the world, out of 136 countries, for ‘effectiveness of marketing and branding to attract tourists’. 

Ireland has moved from number five in the world, when the index was last compiled in 2015, to number three – ahead of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and France. Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am really pleased to see that Ireland has moved up to third position in the world for tourism marketing and branding, out of 136 countries. The international tourism marketplace is an extremely competitive one and we are constantly looking at innovative and engaging ways to reach potential holidaymakers, to ensure the island of Ireland stands out [...]

5 04, 2017

Kehoe’s of South Anne Street is the Dublin Publicans Pub of the year

The inaugural Best of the Best Pubs in Dublin Award 2017, as voted by Dublin’s publicans, has been won by Kehoe’s of South Anne Street. The award was presented to Kehoe’s owner Louis Fitzgerald at a gala event in the Mansion House to celebrate the bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association. The LVA, which claims to be the oldest trade association in the country, has been representing Dublin publicans since 1817. Peter’s Pub in Johnson Place, which is owned by Enda Keogh was the runner up. The Bank on College Green was the inaugural winner of the Best of the Best Pubs for Food award. The pub is owned by David Chawke. The runner up was The Old Spot, on Bath Avenue. These new Licensed Vintners Association awards are in memory of former publican Oliver Hughes, founder of the Porterhouse [...]