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The ever friendly Irish barman. A still from the new documentary "The Irish Pub" Photo by: Atom Films

The warmth, wit and wisdom of Irish pubs summed up in documentary “The Irish Pub”

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The ever friendly Irish barman. A still from the new documentary "The Irish Pub" Photo by: Atom Films

A  heartwarming documentary “The Irish Pub” draws on interviews with pub owners from around the country in the search for the essence of an Irish pub – warmth, wit, and wisdom for generations of families.

It explores the unique place the Irish pub holds in Ireland’s society as a place to chat and be with the community and family and friends.

Alex Fegan, the movie’s director, spoke to IFTN news ahead of the release in October.

He said, “The making of this film has been an incredible journey and all involved are delighted that Irish audiences will have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen…we hope they will be charmed and captivated by the stories told.”

The movie was made by Atom Films who said they visited hundreds of pubs to make the feature length documentary. They say their new movie is “both hilarious and extremely heartwarming, making you proud to be Irish.”

The movie is described as “a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub, or more specifically, the traditional Irish publican. These characters come from long generations who run and own their family pub. It is interwoven into Irish society. The famine, religious persecution and cultural enrichment all started and ended in the pub. The stories these men and women tell capture days gone by and it is feared these will be the last in a long line of family publicans who lived and died in their pubs with little interaction beyond that point.”

Here’s the heartwarming trailer for the movie:

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