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#story of my pub

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'When someone walks through the door, they forget where they are': Inside Galway's most innovative cocktail bar

The America Village Apothecary and Tasting Room aims to change the way we think about cocktails.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'At the end of the day I just love it': How one man's passion for poitín led to one of Dublin's most talked-about new bars

New bar 1661 aims to bring back an overlooked spirit, according to its founder.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'Fans started knocking on the door': How the namesake pub of blues legend Rory Gallagher was reborn

Gallagher’s Gastro Pub is now a husband-and-wife operation with an impressive food offering.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'The annoying pimple on the music establishment': A melting pot of tribes on Dublin's Thomas Street

How the Thomas House keeps the flame burning in an increasingly “sanitised” city.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'Jesus, we're a brilliant pub, but we're a terrible off-licence': The story of Galway's legendary Blue Note bar

Malachy Duggan explains why it’s the only pub in the city with its own 30-piece choir.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'When they step into the room, there's magic': The Grand Social's rise from the ashes of a superpub

In a former life this was Pravda, a Celtic Tiger cavern. It’s now something very different.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'People meet, discuss, hear stories and sing': How one of Ireland's oldest houses became a pub... again

The chequered history of the Hole In The Wall in Kilkenny.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'We all got very excited': How Drop Dead Twice grew a bar from a chance conversation

A new bar concept came to life at a Bruce Springsteen gig… and here’s what happened next.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Only the front face of the building was left': The rebirth of the Oyster Tavern in Cork

How a premises from another century was brought back to life.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

'There's been nothing but support': How 'a bunch of hipsters' in Lucky's regenerated a Liberties shopfront

The Dublin 8 spot has also become a haven for local artists.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

'You never know who you'll bump into': How The Boar's Head cemented its place among Dublin's best sports pubs

Shane Lowry, the late Alex Higgins and Ian Woosnam are among fans of The Boar’s Head.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

'Many legends have played here. It's a long list': The enduring pull of Whelan's after 30 years in business

The Dublin pub has played host to Arctic Monkeys, Ed Sheeran, the late Jeff Buckley and more.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Everyone advised us to be subtle. We ignored them': The unlikely rise of The Barbers Bar

Want a pint and a haircut? That’s fine. Just a pint? That’s fine too.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'It's all very casual. We don't even have plates': The simple ethos that drives Caribou in Galway

The craft beer bar in Woodquay has built a reputation as a welcoming space.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'Also we'll need a wrestling ring': How Token became a one-of-a-kind Dublin bar

From after-work staff night to full-blown concept bar – the journey wasn’t easy.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'Neon lights, smoke and hazy images': How 80s movies inspired a very different bar in Hang Dai

Will Dempsey and Karl Whelan wanted to create a unique atmosphere.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'I'd have it even darker than this': Dive bar magic and an ex-wife's shoes in Frank Ryan's

From a traditional ‘Guinness and the radio’ bar to something quite different.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music

The iconic Cork space has changed a lot in the last decade.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'I saw Ray Davies perform to 160 people here': How the Róisín Dubh became one of Ireland's must-play music venues

Once a folk pub, the Galway venue has hosted Ed Sheeran, The xx and many more.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'Every weekend we have a brilliant buzz': How Dali rose from the ashes of the legendary Pav

The managers on how they brought a new kind of music venue to Cork city.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'We just had to let it be': How The Belfry reopened a long-lost local shuttered for years

Stoneybatter’s new arrival on how they opened the doors after years with the shutters down.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'You can see the whites of their eyes': How Coughlan's went from quiet local to happening spot

One of Cork’s oldest pubs has a chequered history.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Anything can happen at any time': The secret ingredient of 200-year-old Paddy Coyne's in Connemara

The Tully Cross landmark keeps people coming back.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'If we build here, we'll have to build around you': How The Cobblestone became a traditional icon in a changing Dublin

Smithfield has seen whole urban landscapes come and go – but the Cobblestone is still there.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'We had one particular guy called Paul O’Connell who used to work the door': Nancy Blake's in Limerick

The long-standing pub on the secret of its success… and a certain former Munster player.

# story-of-my-pub - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'It takes a month to put them up': The story of the Hole in the Wall's legendary Christmas decorations

How the Dublin 7 institution built a place in the community.

# story-of-my-pub - Friday 7 December, 2018

'We'd never pulled a pint before opening night': How Kennedy's in Dingle became a pub... again

Opening a pub was an unexpected move for Michael Murphy.

# story-of-my-pub - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'We have a massive connection with the GAA': How Devitt's keeps Camden Street old school

New owners gave the much-loved pub a facelift – but the focus is still on a good pint.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt

The owners of the Kinsale institution share their story.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike

And why wouldn’t they all be smitten, with free cheese on Tuesdays?

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub

The Doolin landmark has been hosting sessions for decades. So how did it start?

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'We have 10-15 Ed Sheeran fans a day': O'Connells, the Galway pub that accidentally went global

And Ed Sheeran isn’t even the biggest draw.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar

“I stuck the rugby jerseys up on the wall, they were all in the hot press.”

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles

There’s more to it than just Limerick’s oldest pub.

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