'THE IRISH PUB is a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.'
ATOM FILMS in Association with BORD SCANNAN NA hÉIREANN/ THE IRISH FILM BOARD present THE IRISH PUB.Composer: DENIS CLOHESSY Clarinet: CONOR SHEIL Editor, Sound and Camera: ALEX FEGAN.Directed and Produced by ALEX FEGAN© 2013 Atom Films.
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!♥
Renowned for its gorgeous creamy Guinness, this is one pub which has not changed over the years- thankfully!!This pub was established nearly 300 years ago, as a shebeen it has been legal since 1782, in 1854 it was leased by John Mulligan & in 1932 sold to The Cusack family who still run it to this day.
This Victorian pub is nestled on a quiet street parallel to the quays in Dublin & has attracted a wide variety of clientele in its day! Attracting dockers & working men, journalists, literary greats, sportsmen & Presidents of the U.S.A the appeal is broad & the Guinness is good! James Joyce was a customer taking inspiration no doubt from the characters in the pub & a young John F.Kennedy paid a few visits whilst a young senator.What I love about Mulligan’s is the feeling that this is exactly as it was back then; Victorian in style; traditional, rich wall colours, dark mahogany timbers, heavily embossed wallpapered walls. A great feeling of seeing something virtually untouched thru the generations, as with a lot of Irish pubs the laughter & chatter is the music, filling the air with an atmosphere thats hard to beat.The pub spans over a few different rooms, creating lots of cosy nooks & crannies in which to congregate, the dark coloured timber curving bars sweep thru each area, one area leading to the next. There is a larger lounge room to the rear, deep red walls with a large over mantle mirror reflecting light around the room, leatherette fixed seat run around the perimeter, simple furnishings in a simple Victorian bar.The walls of this pub are elegantly decorated in a mixture of dark timber wall panelling & embossed painted wallpaper to the walls & ceiling, with who knows how many layers & years of paint on.
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