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From TheJournal.ie 'You never know who you'll bump into': How The Boar's Head cemented its place among Dublin's best sports pubs Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many legends have played here. It's a long list': The enduring pull of Whelan's after 30 years in business Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone advised us to be subtle. We ignored them': The unlikely rise of The Barbers Bar Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's all very casual. We don't even have plates': The simple ethos that drives Caribou in Galway Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Also we'll need a wrestling ring': How Token became a one-of-a-kind Dublin bar Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Neon lights, smoke and hazy images': How 80s movies inspired a very different bar in Hang Dai Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd have it even darker than this': Dive bar magic and an ex-wife's shoes in Frank Ryan's Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's humbling': How a little-used pool hall become one of Dublin's most exciting music venues Story Of My Bar
From TheJournal.ie 'It reminds people of a New York dive bar': From Polish pub to vinyl paradise on Parnell Street Story Of My Bar
From TheJournal.ie 'I saw Ray Davies perform to 160 people here': How the Róisín Dubh became one of Ireland's must-play music venues Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Every weekend we have a brilliant buzz': How Dali rose from the ashes of the legendary Pav Story Of My Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We just had to let it be': How The Belfry reopened a long-lost local shuttered for years Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can see the whites of their eyes': How Coughlan's went from quiet local to happening spot Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anything can happen at any time': The secret ingredient of 200-year-old Paddy Coyne's in Connemara Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we build here, we'll have to build around you': How The Cobblestone became a traditional icon in a changing Dublin Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had one particular guy called Paul O’Connell who used to work the door': Nancy Blake's in Limerick Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes a month to put them up': The story of the Hole in the Wall's legendary Christmas decorations Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'd never pulled a pint before opening night': How Kennedy's in Dingle became a pub... again Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have a massive connection with the GAA': How Devitt's keeps Camden Street old school Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Someone will walk in and it's 'Oh, you're back from Australia!'': How Tigh Neachtains became a home from home Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'If you were loud in the bar, you'd be marched out': The colourful history of Clarke's in Drogheda Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'Sit with a creamy pint and look at the wild mountains': The old-fashioned magic of Osborne's in Carlow Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike Story Of My Pub

'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?

From TheJournal.ie 'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub Story Of My Pub

'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?

From TheJournal.ie 'We all have itchy feet': Why The Sky And The Ground is an old-style pub that's always changing Sky And The Ground
From TheJournal.ie 'We have 10-15 Ed Sheeran fans a day': O'Connells, the Galway pub that accidentally went global Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar Story Of My Pub

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.”

From TheJournal.ie 'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s not uncommon to see three generations sitting at a table': The magic of Geoff's in Waterford Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We never knew it'd be such a big deal': How O'Connell's in Meath ended up in an iconic Christmas ad Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew Story Of My Pub

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years Story Of My Pub

'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’.

From TheJournal.ie 'The music soothes the brain': An Spailpin Fánach and the art of the impromptu session Story Of My Pub
From TheJournal.ie 'Probably the most viewed Irish pub in the world': How O'Connor's in Salthill shot to unexpected stardom Story Of My Pub

'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.

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