News relating to the Irish Pub 

In this section we collect, collate, curate and post stories relating to the Irish pub from varied sources around the globe. If you wish to comment or contibute, please do so at the bottom of each relevant post, or contact us directly through the contact form, the link is in the tab at the top of the page.  
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Popular old pub now a dump.

Sad Story of The Rushes Inn. On my way from Kilkenny to Dublin the other day, I decided that as I was in no great rush, to eschew the M9 motorway and to take the ‘old road’, the N78. Taking these old roads can be an evocative experience. Old memories of the many times you…

Not all Doom and Gloom.

Pic of premises in 1991 and today

I took a trip to Wexford last week in the 23 degree sunshine on a research and fact-finding mission and came across a most wondrous sight. I stumbled on a pub that was in the throes of not only renovation, but also expansion. I first came across the Centenary Stores in Wexford Town 21 years…

Rural publicans discuss the the issues.

Pic of newspaper article

According to an article published in the Financial Times newspaper in January 2012, ‘almost 1,000 pubs have closed since the Celtic Tiger economy peaked in 2006 and publicans warn that a further 5,000 jobs will be lost during 2012.’ But the reality today is that Irish social habits have changed irreversibly. With the recession, people…