A TV Show About the Pubs of Ireland To Be Aired in the U.S.
So we all know there are planespotters whole focus on planes, trainspotters who focus on trains.. but now, pub enthusiasts will be getting their own show where they can all enthuse together about the world-famous Irish pub.
Irish company Frame Productions recently broadcast its TV series Pubs of Ireland on Sky 389 in February. And now the show is headed over to the U.S. for the diaspora to drink in. We don’t even need a tourism bureau, we can just get these guys to do the tourism work for us!
So what is there to know about the “local?” According to Frame Productions, there’s plenty to see. “The conversation, the music, the roaring turf fires… there’s beauty in an Irish pub. And you’ll find one in every town and village in Ireland. Pubs of Ireland explores the stories and people that make pubs in Ireland the envy of the world.”
The show features 27 of Irelands finest bars the viewer gets the opportunity to meet the characters and hear stories that are the bedrock of the Irish pub community. You yourself can watch the pilot show here.
Filmed last summer, the series of 10 shows sets out to capture the unique atmosphere of ‘the local’ and share the stories of publicans and customers. Says producer Kevin Griffiths, “It has been a real pleasure to meet and talk to so many people with great stories to tell. We really hope that this programme will go someway towards helping promote the local pub as one of the centres of the Irish Community.”
Director Niamh Morley added, “Being able to capture the heart of the Irish pub and its patrons has been a wonderful experience. There is a great history attached to many of the pubs we filmed and even the more modern establishment has character and warmth.”
A full list of the pubs that were featured can be found here, along with previews of the pubs appearing in the show. Is your local in there? It may very well be, and next year, you might not be able to get to the bar without having to fight off all the new visitors from across the Atlantic.
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