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The boutique 4 * Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co. Cork are delighted to welcome on board Jack and Rory Buckley, cousins and third generation of The Buckley’s to manage their family hotel. A little bit of history; In April 1951 Dan Buckley, (Father of The Current Owners Don & Gerard Buckley) arrived in Macroom, off the Bus from Killarney, his sole possessions being 2 suitcases! [...]

Irish Bar Awards 2021

The  Bar of the Year Awards have recognised the excellent bars, knowledgeable staff, high quality service, and innovation in the bar trade. Now in their sixteenth year, the Bar of the Year Awards are the premium awards for the licensed trade. The Bar of the Year Awards are dedicated to raising the profile of the licensed trade and reminding consumers of the excellent service and quality that exists today within the licensed trade

From long established traditional local pubs to up-and-coming new arrivals, the Bar of the Year Awards is the ultimate stamp of approval for the best of the best in the licensing industry. Find out more 

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Brewing News

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Irish Brewers Association welcome passage of Craft Drinks (Distilleries and Breweries) Bill

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has welcomed the passage of the Breweries and Distilleries Bill in the Seanad, which will allow craft brewers and distillers to sell their products on site to visitors, without the need to acquire a full licence.  This follows the successful passage of the bill in the Dáil last week.  The IBA says that new Bill will support tourism and small [...]

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