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19 03, 2019

5 Star Shane Treacy appointed as Managing Director at Mercantile Entertainment Group

Shane Treacy Mercantile Group After joining the Mercantile Entertainment Group in in January 2018 as Group Manager, Treacy now takes the helm of one of the country’s largest hospitality groups. Following a very successful year, the highlight of which was reopening Dublin’s iconic Café en Seine venue, Treacy will now lead the Group into an exciting period. Speaking about the role, Treacy said: “This is incredibly exciting. It is a chance to head up and be part of a young and dynamic team that can really make its mark on the hospitality sector in Dublin. We have incredible venues, super management and staff and an excellent support network in the central team. I want us to do something special as a group.” “The Dublin customer is one of the most discerning in the world and we have a [...]

13 03, 2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Mór Gin trip to Dublin and other prizes

Irish craft gin brand Mór Irish Gin will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day day this year by giving your customers the chance to win ‘An Irish Gin Adventure’ - A trip for 2, for 2 nights to Dublin to make gin with Eoin Bara at his new gin school. Bars can receive a promotion kit within 24 hours of contacting Helen Dakin at Brand Central UK. Paddy's Day promotion is open until 31st March when main winner will be drawn. Founder and Lead Distiller, Eoin Bara, commented; “With Mór gin we are striving to deliver a bold and exciting drinking experience – a taste adventure. We also want to celebrate our Irish heritage. This campaign brings all these elements together. The winners get to explore not only one of the most lively and exciting cities in Europe but also get an in-depth Gin master class, including [...]

8 03, 2019

The Irish Village Dubai is Recruiting More Irish Staff

Ever wanted to live and work in the sand, sea and sun-kissed super-city of Dubai? Now is your chance this Sunday 11th March. The award-winning Irish Village Dubai is looking for service staff to join its amazing venue in tax-free Dubai where they have the largest number of Irish staff working in their bars anywhere in the world outside of Ireland. The team at Irish Village Dubai which is now working on opening its third venue and are looking to add even more to the authenticity of their bars by coming to Ireland to recruit more Irish staff on Sunday March 11th in Dublin City Centre. Historically, Irish pubs are renowned throughout the world for their vibrant and friendly atmosphere, full of character and characters and above all, a place where you immediately feel at home. The Irish Village in Dubai [...]

1 03, 2019

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila Launches Best Margarita Competition

Jose Cuervo is challenging bartenders all over Ireland to create an innovative Cuervo Tradicional Silver margarita with a twist, and submit their entry on www.cuervomargarita.ie. and win a trip to Tequila to experience the traditional process from the agave fields to the distillation and maturation process. They will step back in time and walk down into the private family cellar, the only place in the world where Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia is finished and will savour a dram straight from the barrel! The creators of the most impressive margaritas will be invited to the live final in Dublin on 14th May, where finalists will compete to win the title of Ireland’s Best Margarita in front of a panel of international judges. Jose Cuervo started promoting the margarita as early as 1945, aiming to build morale after World War II [...]

16 01, 2019

Irish Hospitality Global Appoints Food for Thought as Media Partner

Irish Hospitality Global has confirmed the appointment of Food for Thought - FFT.ie as its official trade media partner, giving Irish hospitality operators across the world access to the most relevant and up to date news and views from all sectors. Food for Thought - FFT.ie is the Irish Hospitality Global Digest and is powered by a daily updated website, backed by a monthly magazine with a domestic Irish audience of nearly 50,000 readers every month.  An international edition of the magazine, aimed at members of Irish Hospitality Global as well as partners and industry stakeholders, is in development and is anticipated for release by the end of Q1 2019.  The website will increasingly incorporate international news from North America, Canada, the UK and continental Europe as the year progresses. As part of the agreement, Irish Hospitality Global will be [...]

2 01, 2019

Powers Irish Whiskey unveils new Powers Quarter in Dublin

Powers Irish Whiskey has unveiled the Powers Quarter; a collaboration between six Dublin bars that each tell a different chapter of Powers’ Bold Character and its illustrious Dublin whiskey history since 1791. The six Dublin bars included lie within walking distance of the old John’s Lane distillery and original Powers bottling hall on Drury Street. The new initiative aims to celebrate the historic Powers neighbourhood by bringing to life the bars’ historic links to the brand through Powers-educated bartenders, point-of-sale and signature serves inspired by the Powers story. The new Powers Quarter covers Thomas House, Market Bar, The Oak, The Swan, Idlewild and John Fallon’s The Capstan Bar. The new collaboration is supported by social media, PR and a dedicated website on which whiskey fans can download the map and take a virtual tour. The journey is free to participate in for [...]

14 12, 2018

A look back at our most successful year yet

A look back at 2018, our most successful year to date, with a marked increase in membership and engagement with Irish pubs and hospitality outlets around the world, as well as our recent rebrand and four successful events held in Auckland, London, Galway and Virginia. Auckland, New Zealand (Jan 2018) Reg Henessey and Brian Collins, Auckland The beginnning of the new year saw an historic gathering of owners and managers of Irish pubs in New Zealand, in Auckland on Monday 15th January, where a new chapter of the Irish Pubs Global Federation was formed. Delegates of Irish pubs from all over New Zealand attended the event, which saw Reg Henessey, of Hennessy's Irish Bar Rotorua, elected as the founding Chairman of the Irish Pubs Global New Zealand Chapter, and Brian Collins, of Pog Mahone's in Queenstown, elected as President.  [...]

11 12, 2018

Christmas Cocktails

We recently went along to the Christmas Cocktail Party in Dublin to boost our cocktail skills, hosted by Oisin Davis of Great Irish Beverages. The event was held at the Dublin Bar Academy and featured tastings of four festive cocktails made with Irish brands, followed by a demo on how to make each one. Check out the recipes below: HOT BUTTERED JAMESON Ingredients: (serves 1) 35 ml of Jameson 1 heaped teaspoon of spiced butter mix (recipe below) 120 ml of boiling water  Method: Heat a mug or hot whiskey glass with hot water, then discard the water. Pour 35 ml of Jameson into the mug or glass. Drop a heaped teaspoon of spiced butter mix into glass and stir while topping up with 120 ml of hot water. Let it sit for at least 10 seconds before serving to allow the butter [...]

10 12, 2018

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair returns to Dublin in March

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair will return to the Convention Centre Dublin from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of March 2019 and tickets are on sale now. Showcasing the finest purveyors of craft beers, ciders, whiskeys and gins, there will be tipples to suit all palates. This year, the fair coincides with St. Patrick’s weekend, with live music and entertainment, delicious food offerings, and the Six Nations Rugby, which will be shown live on three of the largest screens in Dublin. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample over 300 craft brews during the three day event. Opening hours: Thursday, 14th March: 5pm – 11pm Friday, 15th March: 5pm – 11pm Saturday, 16th March: 12.30pm – 11pm The complete line-up of music and exhibitors at the fair will be announced in the New Year. For more information, see www.alltechbrews.ie.

6 12, 2018

Festive favourites with a Clonakilty Twist

Looking for some festive menu inspiration? Try these traditional favourites with a Clonakilty twist. Clonakilty sausage and pudding rolls These homemade Clonakilty Sausage rolls are a divine combination of Clonakilty Blackpudding, Whitepudding and Ispíní Sausages all wrapped in a light puff pastry. These juicy treats are not only delicious, but they are also incredibly handy. Although they taste best when freshly baked, they can be frozen and defrosted making your life a lot easier when preparing for events in advance.  (Recipe makes 6) Ingredients: 200g ready-made Jus-Rol puff pastry 50g Clonakilty Blackpudding 50g Clonakilty Whitepudding 4 Clonakilty Ispíní Sausages Pinch of dried thyme Tsp sesame seeds Egg white for brushing Method: Remove the skin from the sausages and place in a bowl. Crumble both the black and white pudding into the bowl and sprinkle on a pinch of thyme. Mash the mix up with a [...]