Origin of Irish pubs

Travel back in time and discover the fascinating history of Irish pubs in Ireland! Know all the background and curiosities.

Welcome to our My bar blog! Since you’ve come this far, today we are pleased to present you with a special article dedicated to the origin of Irish pubs. A journey back in time that you cannot miss!

Before starting, you need to know that the Irish pubs as we know them today, were born in the 90s at the hands of The Irish Pub Company of Mel McNally, one of the most prestigious construction companies, began its implementation of the Irish essence throughout the world.

Irish pub or public house

The oldest Irish pubs date from the 10th century, they were an adaptation of the well-known Inn houses of England whose main occupation was to serve the needs of workers and visitors so that they could have a recreational space to entertain themselves.

sean's bar irish pub background

Unlike the pubs from England, in these Irish locales were also served craft beers and spirits from the region, in fact, generally They were located near the warehouses of the local businesses or also in the back rooms of the region to give workers quick access.

According to the historical chronicles of Ireland , the first Irish pub that was opened and of which there is official documentation that recognizes the honor of being the oldest Irish pub is the Sean’s Bar with more than 800 years.

Proliferation of Irish pubs in the world

Although initially the Irish pub were minority locals in the towns, their expansion really began with the invasion of England in the 11th century, initiated by King Henry VIII . These Irish establishments were used as a form of protest by the population against the royal laws that prohibited them from consuming alcoholic beverages.

These clandestine meetings were held in inconspicuous places to avoid problems with the English authorities, in addition to becoming years later in the most important historical scenarios, where the revolutionaries met to prepare their independence from the English government with the creation of the Irish Republic Army (IRA)< /span> and the Army of the Republic of Ireland.

IRA army

Due to the political instability, the internal wars and the famine of the population, there was a great immigration among the inhabitants of Ireland, who opened an Irish pub in every place where they could install, a fact that was a contribution to make St. Patrick’s Day popular around the world.

Irish pubs today

It is common nowadays that when we talk about an Irish Pub we unconsciously come up with its association with the famous Irish beer Guinness. This fact is mainly due to the business association between The Irish Pub Company and the Guinness brewery, which took place in the 1990s.

According to the company’s official figures, more than 7,000 stores have now been opened around the world following an aesthetic of traditional wooden Irish pubs and a menu focused on the most popular Irish beers.

Irish Pub My Bar Barcelona

From now on it’s time for you to live your own experience at My bar and enjoy the essence that a traditional Irish Pub can offer you in Barcelona. We are sure that you will be delighted with our specialties and drinks, you will have fun with our international/festive atmosphere and you will be moved by our live sports matches.</b >

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