Pubs In Ireland
Renowned across the world for their friendly atmosphere and as a place where the craic is 90 (figure of speech for having a laugh), great Irish pub grub and a place to meet someone from Ireland.
You can be sure that if there is an Irish pub there is an Irish person sitting in there enjoying a good drink, if its good enough for an Irish person to drink there then its good enough for you as well.
Ireland is full of pubs with so many to choose from you are really spoilt for choice and with each one being as good as the other deciding on where to drink can really leave one confused, sometime an Irish pub crawl comes into play when this happens.
Many pubs in Ireland have live Irish music at the weekends and it’s a common occurrence that musicians gather for a live session in the pub even if they are not getting paid to do so, most times landlords provide free drink to musicians as a way to say thanks for such great entertainment.
Whenever there is an Irish Sports event on such as Gaelic or Hurling being televised you can be sure that most pubs in Ireland are filled to the doors and the atmosphere is electric if there is an important game being played, such as the matches during the World Cup for the Republic of Ireland football team.
It is not unusual for an Irish person to have a favorite pub and call it their local and within no time that person is well known to all staff and those who drink there, some people may even have more than one local Irish pub they visit on a regular basis.
You may even find an Irish pub that’s actually someone’s front living room of their house with one or two pumps, a couple of bottles of spirits and maybe some chairs. You will find these kinds of Irish pubs to be very community orientated and a great way to meet the locals, learn some history and really experience the Irish Culture. These kind of pubs are usually found in remote villages dotted around Ireland, just because it’s not constructed with a full mahogany bar and decked with Guinness signs doesn’t mean its not an Irish pub.
The bar staff play a major role in creating an Irish Pub that is good to drink and socialize in. The staff needs to have the ability of being able to pour a proper pint of Guinness which takes some skill but also be able to chat about some of the local heritage which most can and will do.