The Irish Pub Film, a must see for Irish Pub lovers!!!

We were recently invited by Element Pictures to attend an advanced screening of The Irish Pub in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield. The Irish Pub Film

The Irish Pub Film will be released in cinemas on October 4 & is well worth a look if you love Irish Pubs.
This endearing film was full of wit & humour mixed with some sadness at the demise of some of Ireland’s pubs.

One thing that stands out is the characters that run some of Ireland’s pubs & how they are the heart & soul of the community, the immense pride they have in the heritage & history of their pubs.
Owning a pub is like a vocation, passing from generation to generation, preserving the business for the generations to come.

This film was beautifully shot with lots of great images of Irish Pubs & their design; I loved every minute of it.
It highlighted to me the warmth of hospitality in Irish Pubs, the wit & pearls of wisdom that you hear there & the love of the Irish publicans for their craft.

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'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.'

Composer: DENIS CLOHESSY Clarinet: CONOR SHEIL Editor, Sound and Camera: ALEX FEGAN.
Directed and Produced by ALEX FEGAN
© 2013 Atom Films.

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This beautiful traditional pub, said to have been modelled from a design on the Titanic is situated on the corner of the main street in Portadown.Irish Pub Style McConvilles

Previously known as 'The Mandeville Arms’ the name is still to be found above an old rococo lantern hanging outside an iron-canopied entrance.

The design of this pun is similar to that of The Crown Bar in Belfast although not as ornate.
The design similar to The Crown Bar has a series of snugs, 10 in total around the perimeter of the pub, beautifully ornate in detail with fixed seating on each dividing wall, a door gives privacy, the snugs also have little button which operates a bell to let the staff know you needed a refill.

The lavish detailing in this pub is also to be found in the heavy moulded ceiling & etched glass.Irish Pub Style Mc Convilles

The beautifully ornate Victorian tiles are in hues of rich browns, cool blues, and deep terracotta giving a warm feel to the interiors.
Ornate tiles also decorate the front of the bar counter, adding a splash of colour & extra detailing.Irish Pub McConvilles

Original gas light fittings are still in place as is a gas cigarette lighter in the shape of Sir Roger Tichbourne a feature that has been on the bar for many years.

McConville's used to bottle their own ‘McConville’s Navy Rum’, which was ‘made from the finest sugar cane’, they also bottled their own whiskey.
Whiskey barrel ends are incorporated into the ornate back bar design along with an impressive selection of top shelf whiskies.McConvilles Pub

This lovely intimate pub is well worth a trip!!

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Renowned for its gorgeous creamy Guinness, this is one pub which has not changed over the years- thankfully!!
Irish Pub Style Mulligans Poolbeg StreetThis 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.

Irish Pub Style Mulligans Dublin
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.Dublin Pub Style Mulliagns

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.Irish Pubs Mulligans Dublin

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Established by Elizabeth & Miko Crotty, after they got married, Elizabeth was a famous concertina player & the tradition of Irish music still lives on to this day in Crotty's.Irish Pub Shopfronts CrottysIrish Pub Style Crottys

This lovely pub in Co. Clare is a perfect mix of simple yet elegant design.

I love the cosy feel to this pub with its warm rich red & green walls, rich dark coloured timbers divided into a series of rooms.

Ornate Victorian style tiles adorn a few sections of the pub, well worn & used by many tapping feet, they give instant colour & vibrancy to the areas they are in.

These Victorian style tiles are still available today & they are a lovely addition to any pub adding decoration & detail, you can keep everything else simple when you have such a beautiful floor.

The back bar & bar counter is simple with curved arches overhead, most of the woodwork detailing in this pub is simple, although this pub has a Victorian feel it is also simple in detail.
Dark tongued & grooved wall panelling is to be found through out, contrasting beautifully against the richly coloured patterned tiles & rich wall hues.

The tongued & grooved detail is also to be found in the rich cream ceiling panelling in the corner bar. The heavily mirrored walls in this bar reflect light & again create a great contrast between the dark timbers & ornate tiling.

There are snugs in the window area of both bars, the smaller snug belongs to the corner bar & is accessed from the entrance lobby, great for if you really didn't want to be seen in the pub!!!
This snug is glazed on two access to the bar counter is thru a simple door / hatch in a panelled divider, a simple bench seat runs the window side of the snug & again beautiful tiles decorate the floor.
The snug in the other bar is larger more open to the bar area & has more comfortable seating, again it is a cosy nook to gather in!

I love the simplicity & honesty of this pub & the floor I LOVE those floor tiles!!!Irish Pub Style Crottys Pub

Visit Crotty’s Pub website to see their virtual tours!!

Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!