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27 03, 2012

Irish Pubs Global New Zealand Gathering

Wednesday 21st March marked the very first gathering of Irish Pubs Global in New Zealand.Irish Pubs Global held the the event at BNZ Partners Business Centre in Auckland, gathered owners, managers and leading industry professionals together to forge stronger ties and bring the global network closer together.Both Patrick Gallagher of ghm.com.au and Eamon Eastwood of Taste Ireland also attended via Skype. Video contributions were made by Irish Pubs Global Chapter Presidents Nigel Sutton of Bubbles O’ Leary’s Pub in Uganda, Conchur deBarra of the Six Nations Pub in Brussels and Dave Magrogan of Kildare’s Irish Pubs in Philidephia.Other guests in attendance were the Honorary Consul General of Ireland, Rodney Walshe, who outlined the board success of Irish pubs in New Zealand along with John Heverin, of Ól Irish Design & Build, who disclosed a wealth of information on developing trends for [...]

13 03, 2012

Murphys Irish Pub Israel

When you think of Israel, many things automatically spring to mind, the most obvious being its incredible history and culture, but also its picturesque beauty.With these ideals in mind, the owners of Murphys Irish Pub have gone to great lengths to accommodate a similar aesthetic into the heart of their establishment, but with an obvious Irish twist.General Manager Tommy Danewitz spoke to Irish Pubs Global about the lavishly decorative Murphys Irish Pub in scenic Herzliya.Tommy started work at Murphys five years ago as a bar tender, worked his way up to shift manager and was recently promoted to the role of general manager; “This pub is quite a place to get into. We have one of the biggest, if not the biggest displays of whiskey on offer, so you learn the ropes pretty fast;” says Tommy.According to Tommy, Murphys has [...]

9 03, 2012

Kildares opens a new Irish pub in Columbus

You may remember back in September, Máire McDonnell reported on the Dave Magrogan Group and its announcement of a seventh Kildares Irish Pub opening in Columbus, Ohio.March 1st saw the opening of Kildares of Columbus, Ohio, to the fanfare of a bagpipe and a ribbon cutting ceremony held by CEO Dave Magrogan and general manager Chris Wallick.As per usual, the authentic standards of excellence are clear for everyone to see, with the pub itself built in Ireland and re-assembled in Columbus, with five styles incorporated into the pub including Victorian, Brew, Shop, Cottage and Gaelic.According to Frank Daly, director of marketing, the reason for setting up the new Kildares pub in Columbus was simply because it fits in the Kildares model; “We have been looking at Columbus for a number of years, it’s a thriving town, with a great community [...]

5 03, 2012

Irish Pubs Global in Auckland – Save the Date!

A chairde, We, Irish Pubs Global, the worldwide network for Irish pub owners and managers are heading to Auckland, New Zealand. Our ambition in New Zealand this March is to host a gathering of pub owners, managers and leading industry professionals; in what is our maiden event on New Zealand soil. We are proud to announce that Honorary Consul General, Rodney Walshe will be in attendance to endorse our event. Arriving mid-March, we look forward to meeting the Irish pub operators in New Zealand and to witness first hand, the St.Patrick's Day celebrations in Auckland as the City of the Sails goes green during the in-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. Irish pubs in New Zealand are recognized as a pillar of the Irish community and are credited with consistently being the best venues throughout both islands for [...]

2 03, 2012

Frank Haughton announces largest St. Patrick’s Day Event in Prague ever

You may remember back in November, we wrote an article on Frank Haughton, one of the industries more intuitive trailblazers. Frank has accomplished many a feat since locating to Prague in the Czech Republic; however, his latest plans will no doubt go down as his most spectacular yet. Coinciding with the twentieth year Frank has been based in Prague, his plans are already well underway to stage the largest Irish Cultural, Music, Song and Dance event ever held within the region. “This year will be the fifteenth annual St. Patrick’s Irish Music Festival and I have decided to give it a lash for Ireland. I figured, because of my involvement with the Czech Irish Business Association and also because of the current Irish situation, it was time to put our faces out there in the public arena. We’re going to [...]

2 03, 2012

Frank Haughton announces largest St. Patrick's Day Event in Prague ever

You may remember back in November, we wrote an article on Frank Haughton, one of the industries more intuitive trailblazers. Frank has accomplished many a feat since locating to Prague in the Czech Republic; however, his latest plans will no doubt go down as his most spectacular yet. Coinciding with the twentieth year Frank has been based in Prague, his plans are already well underway to stage the largest Irish Cultural, Music, Song and Dance event ever held within the region. “This year will be the fifteenth annual St. Patrick’s Irish Music Festival and I have decided to give it a lash for Ireland. I figured, because of my involvement with the Czech Irish Business Association and also because of the current Irish situation, it was time to put our faces out there in the public arena. We’re going to [...]

28 02, 2012

Irish Pub Social Media Campaign

You're Irish Pub needs a strong social media campaign. Here are ten tips you can use to jump start your Irish Pub's social media campaign on both Twitter and Facebook. Change your Twitter Background Create a custom twitter background that reflects your organizations mission and brand, a classic designed image of your Irish Pub stands out rather than the default background. List the Twitter handles of the staff contributing to your organizations feed This allows engagement from your staff to tweet to their customers. It also encourages more twitter activity and lets your followers personalize your Irish Pub with specific users. Use Twitterholic.com to connect with the top 50 tweeters in your city These elite few are a key demographic, as they are influential to your entire city. Engage with their tweets and look out for a tweet from them where [...]

21 02, 2012

Irish Pub Forum at the Hospitality Expo 2012

Irish Pubs Global was honoured to host an Irish Pubs Forum at this years three-day Hospitality Expo, Ireland’s largest trade exhibition for the food and beverage service sector, which began this week at the RDS Industries Hall on Monday 20th February.The Expo sets out to highlight innovative technologies, systems and ideas, which can help proprietors and managers with the running of their establishments by emphasising; “better ways to serve their customers, reduce costs and ensure the viability and future growth of their business.” according Sean Lemass, Managing Director of SDL Exhibitions Limited.The forum gathered together an expert panel of leading industry professionals to discuss the future of the Irish pub, they included; Donall O’Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association, Oliver Hughes of The Porterhouse Group, Eamonn Cullen of Ol Irish Design And Build and Matt Jupe of The Bailey. The Forum was [...]

14 02, 2012

Pancakes For Valentines Day

Something that never goes a miss on Valentine's Day is a good meal; whether you are inviting a loved one to a restaurant for a meal or simply preparing something at home, a meal is the preferred gift option. Here is a Pancake recipe suggestion, which you can use in your Irish pubs restaurant: Irish Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries and Cream: Ingredients:   US: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, melted   Metric: 190 g all-purpose flour 10 g baking powder 6 g salt 10 g white sugar 295 ml buttermilk 1 egg   Begin by sifting flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Combine the egg with buttermilk into a bowl and mix. Make a well in [...]

14 02, 2012

Valentines Day at your Irish pub

Valentines Day is no longer advantageous to just Chocolate Stores and Florists, your Irish Pub can celebrate the festivities by emulating the successes of other bar-restaurants; introducing a novelty room, including families and friends in the event and ditching the coupons for something more memorable.To get your Irish Pub noticed as a Valentines Day destination, consider a ‘Novelty Room’ like The Local Irish Pub in downtown Minneapolis. The interior features a hand-carved wooden bar, a whiskey lounge, but what is notable is the former broom closet that has been transformed and playfully nicknamed "The Kissing Room."Their website boasts: ‘This multifunction oasis was a broom closet until ideas were exchanged to the contrary. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, or getting down on the royal knee… Book this room to contemplate any of the above.’ It’s significant to note that Valentines Day isn’t only [...]