The Pub's Role in Irish Culture: A Discussion in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the above video which was broadcast LIVE here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, February 10, 2014 with Alex FeganDirector of the film "The Irish Pub", and Marcus Tapper of Real Irish Pubs.  This uniquely qualified panel discussed the role of the pub in Irish culture throughout the world.

Alex Fegan's recent documentary film "The Irish Pub" is having its North American premiere at the Toronto Irish Film Festival on February 28, 2014.  The film is a celebration of and eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub - or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run these establishments and the characters and communities that gather there.

The featured bar folk all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that viewers gain an insight into the essence of the Irish pub experience.  "The Irish Pub" will then go on an extended tour of the U.S. where it will screen in theatres in Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It will also subsequently be available online for download and streaming and on DVD.

Our live broadcasts from The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín give us all an opportunity to interact and learn from some of the "movers and shakers" in the worldwide Irish community.  We always encourage our members to use the live chat function here on the site to submit questions, comments, and requests during our live hangouts in The Síbín.

Our sponsor for this session in The Virtual Síbín is Castle Brands and Irish To The Core: Five great Irish spirits that are Irish to the Core! Made in Ireland, sold throughout the U.S. at select retailers, bars and restaurants. Slainte!

And now, through March 23rd, Irish To The Core provides an opportunity to win a trip to Ireland, along with cash.

 

Film Review: "The Irish Pub"

Join the Discussion: Memorable Turns for The Pub in Irish Cinema

 

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Tags: Films, History of Ireland, Hospitality, Living History, Preservation, Pubs, Reviews

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