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#story of my pub

# 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.

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

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport

Matt Molloy’s name is synonymous with The Chieftains, Planxty, and a beloved Mayo bar.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork

From a tiny two-room pub to an icon of Cork nightlife.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life

The restoration of Gartlan’s was painstaking work for Sheila and Padraic Smith, but it was worth every minute.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session

Jim of the Mills opens every Thursday, for a session that has become famous.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew

The Dundalk institution, still going strong after two decades.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years

The magic of the place that absolutely nobody calls ‘The Capstan Bar’.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'Probably the most viewed Irish pub in the world': How O'Connor's in Salthill shot to unexpected stardom

It’s been called O’Connor’s Famous Pub for years – but now it has 375 million views on YouTube.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'A country pub in the city': How the Royal Oak in Kilmainham became a pub for everyone

Dee Costello on how the ‘pub you might find up a mountain’ has changed down the years.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Roger Moore popped in for a few drinks': Why French's pub in Gorey is a true original

A Wexford institution, the pub has been in the French family since 1890.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'Come for the view, stay for the craic': The mountain magic of the Blue Light pub

The Barnacullia landmark that’s a local to people from all over Dublin.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'It's a real meeting house': Why Dubliners still flock to The Lord Edward for a pint

The Christchurch pub has been going strong for over a century.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'We're just beginning to pick up on the gin thing now': Finding a new era at The Old Thatch

It’s Ireland’s oldest thatched pub, but The Thatch in Killeagh is starting to cater to a modern crowd.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'We took over a careworn building': How L Mulligan Grocer made an unknown pub famous

Seaneen Sullivan, co-owner of the Stoneybatter landmark, on a whirlwind eight years.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'His life was saved by a rat': The incredible stories behind MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere

What do pugs, a samurai sword, and a Buddhist centre have in common? We’ll give you one guess.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'Whoever made it, they put an atmosphere in the walls': The magic of the Blackbird in Ballycotton

“The lads are playing and you’re just sitting next to them.”

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'It's a local for people who don't live locally': The story of Dublin's Victorian gem The Long Hall

And how two babies led the current owners to take over.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'The cats came with the pub': Why the Harbour Bar isn't just a drinking spot, it's an institution

The owner of Bray’s finest watering hole tells his story.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'It was like watching Homeland': The tiny Louth pub that hosted the Vice President

Lily Finnegans in Whitestown, near Carlingford, has a storied history.

# story-of-my-pub - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'When you come here, you get a warm feeling': The South Pole Inn is anything but chilly

The story of the pub that belonged to Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

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