Director: Alex Fegan
THE IRISH PUB is a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publican’s 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.
In THE IRISH PUB, we meander across Ireland from Connemara to Carlow, from Monaghan to West Cork, from Louth to Limerick, from conversation to captivating conversation. THE IRISH PUB is also a look at Ireland and who we are as a people. The history of Ireland, characters, song, music, anecdotes, politics, sport, religion, famine and the Irish sense of humor are all reflected upon. These pubs reach out not just to every Irish person today but to the Irish 50 years ago, 100 years ago and even as far back as 500 years ago and to the Diaspora abroad. The names over their doors are iconic. The stuff hanging on their walls is historic. However, the stories these pub owners tell are priceless.
“The Irish Pub is delightful throughout and makes an implicit (but forceful) argument for the magnificence if the traditional Irish pub” – Donald Clarke The Irish Times
“Go. Enjoy. The Irish Pub is a fantastic film about the real Ireland that we all know and love.” 4.5*
John Bryne RTE 10
Running Time 70 mins | Color | BluRay
Producer: Alex Fegan
Script: Alex Fegan
Music: Denis Clohessy
Production: Atom Films