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9 05, 2016

Irish Pubs Global France Event

The Irish Embassy in Paris will host an historic meeting for the operators of Irish pubs in France on behalf of Irish Pubs Global Federation. This event is supported by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland who are also attending our evening networking reception for Irish suppliers in France to meet with the pub owners. If you are an Irish pub operator or supplier into the Irish hospitality industry in France, please click the link for more info and your invitation. CLICK HERE for the France Invitation 11th May 2016

28 04, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: Drinksology

Northern Irish Premium liquor supplier, Drinksology have been busy working on delivering some super cool new products both in the form of drinks and in the form of functional and beautiful bar equipment. The Belfast-based company who also have an office in Dublin, supply some of the best quality drinks brands around Ireland. They supply the full range of beers, wines etc but they specialise in the spirits sector where they supply premium Irish and international spirits to the bar and restaurant trade but they have carved out a real niche in the premium cocktail ingredients and equipment market. The drinks business of the company is sister to DRINKSOLOGY® Creative which is their award-winning design, branding and marketing bureau specialising in the world of drinks where they’ve created artwork for some amazing drinks brands such as Kracken Rum, Clever Man beers, Jawbox Irish Gin, [...]

11 04, 2016

The Third Mind Design approach to Craft Pubs

One design company is creating a significant stir in the Irish hospitality sector. Dublin-based Third Mind Design are one of the leading and most exciting design companies based in Dublin’s city centre. They operate on the principle that three creative heads are better than one and employ a collaborative approach to each project whether that's something graphic-based like the creation of a cool beer mat or website or whether it's a complete overhaul of a building to create an entirely new bar and brand. Whilst some projects may only involve direct engagement from one of their lead designers, it always includes creative input from their two other senior designers at no extra cost. Founded in 2013 by 3 visual enthusiasts they have grown into a large team of creative individuals with a pool of unique experience and backgrounds that is delivered on every project. Speaking to Irish [...]

6 04, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: Naturally Cordial

The Irish soft drinks market has been fairly stagnant for some time with “innovation” being the preserve of the large multinational soft drinks manufacturers. There is only so much colas, lemonades and orangeades that a customer can possibly drink on an alcohol-free night out or with the family for lunch. Thankfully there is now a refreshing Irish range of non-alcohol adult drinks or mixers for mocktails. Check out Naturally Cordial’s range of delicious craft cordials. Made in Wexford, all their cordials are made from Irish soft fruit and organic citrus fruit. Whilst following a traditional recipe that uses only water, fruit, sugar and a tiny amount of citric acid, Naturally Cordial reduced the sugar content by 50% to allow the natural fruit flavours to come to the fore.   Flavours include the Blas na hEireann Finalists Lemon&Raspberry (2014); Wexford Blackcurrant (2015), [...]