The 2018 Irish Pubs Global Gathering is to take place in Galway from 7th – 9th October and will include a conference for up to 500 international operators of Irish Pubs, food & drink tours and the annual Irish Pubs Global Awards gala dinner.

The theme for this year’s event is “Famous For Food”, highlighting the importance of showcasing Irish food in Irish pubs and restaurants around the world. Over the course of the three-day event, delegates can take part in a series of interactive food-focused tours around the West of Ireland and enjoy locally produced food and drink, learning how to incorporate new ideas, recipes and products into their businesses.

Since beginning the 2018 event plans last year, Irish Pubs Global has received huge support from businesses and organisations in Galway, including Failte Ireland, Galway Convention Bureau, The Wild Atlantic Way and Connacht Hotel Group. The event will be managed by Go West Conference & Event Management. Galway has also been named European Region of Gastronomy for 2018, the first region in Ireland to be awarded this honour.

Gathering 2018

Irish Pubs Global Gathering 2018 announcement on Quay Street, Galway City.

The annual Irish Pubs Global Awards night will take place in the Galmont Hotel, Galway. The welcome reception will see the event space transformed into an “Irish Market”, where attendees will sample some of the best food and drink the island of Ireland has to offer. Public voting for the 2018 awards will open on 1st May and is open to Irish pubs and hospitality outlets worldwide.