The 2018 Irish Pubs Global Gathering is to take place in Galway from 7th – 9th October and will include a conference for 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.



Sunday 7th Oct



16h00 – 17h30 Event Registration Galmont Hotel – Lobby
17h30 – 18h15 Welcome & Conference Opens: A New Brand and Future Strategy Galmont Hotel – Veranda Bar
18h15 – 18h45 Powercourt Distillery Whiskey Tasting Galmont Hotel – Veranda Bar
19h00 – 19h30 Transfer to Barna
19h30 – 22h00 The Twelve’s #Westronomy with Porterhouse Beer & Dingle Gin The Twelve Hotel, Barna

Monday 8th Oct

09h00 – 10h00 Conference: HR Strategy for Publicans – ADR (Attract, Develop and Reward) Galmont Hotel – Breakfast Room
10h00 – 17h30 Depart by coach Connemara Pub Tour
10h00 – 17h30 Depart by coach Burren Food Tour
17h30 Return to Galway from Tours
18h15 – 19h00 Fireside Chats : Entrepreneurship in the Food-Drink-Hospitality markets Galmont Hotel – Veranda Bar
19h00 – 19h30 Pearse Lyons Distillery Whiskey Tasting Galmont Hotel – Veranda Bar
19h45 – 22h30 Dinner & Entertainment at An Pucán An Pucan

Tuesday 9th Oct

10h30 – 12h00 Conference: Industry Distruptors and the Whiskey Expert Panel Discussion Galmont Hotel – Breakfast Room
12h30 – 14h00 Corrib River Cruise on the Corrib Princess Depart from Woodquay
14h00 – 16h15 Walking Food Tour of Galway city Galway city centre
18h30 – 19h30 Pre-dinner Reception – Irish Food Market Galmont Hotel – Lobby
19h30 – 23h00 Gala Dinner, Awards & Entertainment Galmont Hotel – Function Room
23h00 After-Show Party Hyde Bar @ The Forster Court Hotel


View Connemara Pub Tour
View Galway Food Tour & Cruise
View Burren Food Tour