The Irish Pub

The Irish Pub

The pubs in Ireland serve up more than pints of Guinness, though we scarcely need more of a reason to hit a pub than for the pint. That said, the Irish pub embodies so much of what draws us back to Ireland again and again. It’s hard to remain a stranger in a pub;...
One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

Upon arrival at their home-away-from-home cottages at the Old Deanery in Killala, we greeted our travelers with the traditional Irish welcome: Céad Míle Fáilte–One Hundred Thousand Welcomes. The welcomes came in many forms: warm hugs, glowing turf fire in...
Make Room for a Session

Make Room for a Session

Tucked away on a cozy corner wall in Matt Molloy’s Pub hangs a humble request calligraphed neatly on a bodhran skin: “Please reserve for musicians when there is a session.” When the session unfolds we’ll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder, pint-to-pint, similar in feel...