These were the winning pubs at the Irish Global Pub awards 4 years ago

These were the winning pubs at the Irish Global Pub awards

Congratulations to all.

The Irish Village in Dubai and An Púcán in Galway were the big winners at the Irish Pubs Global awards, which took place at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Monday night.


The Irish Village in Dubai won the award for Irish Pub of the Year, while An Púcán, located a stone’s throw from Eyre Square and the bus station in Galway, was named Best Irish Pub at home.

Elsewhere, McGettigan’s in Abu Dhabi won the award for Best International Irish Pub Food and The Old Spot Gastropub in Dublin won the award for Best Irish Pub Food at home.


Pic via Facebook/The Old Spot

The Lifetime Achievement Award, meanwhile, went to the late publican Oliver Hughes, Co-founder of the Porterhouse group and owner of both Lillie’s Bordello and the Dingle Whiskery Distillery.

You can see the list of winners in full below.

Commenting on the awards, Enda O’Coineen, Founder and President of the Irish Pubs Global Federation, said: “The Irish Pub continues to enjoy iconic status around the world and this conference and the awards are testament to this.


“We’re delighted to welcome so many pub owners from abroad who understand the value and special place that the Irish pub continues to hold. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and the winners who took home their awards tonight.”

Irish Pubs Global award winners

Lifetime Achievement Award

Oliver Hughes

Irish Pub of the Year


The Irish Village, Dubai

Best Native Irish Pub

An Púcán, Galway

Native Irish Pub Food Award


The Old Spot, Dublin

International Irish Pub Food Award

McGettigan’s, Abu Dhabi

Marketing Campaign of the Year


The Jar, Dublin

Bar Manager of the Year

Declan O’Brien – Caffrey’s Irish Bar, Prague

Bartender of the Year

Dylan Taylor – Tír na nÓg, Denmark

Authenticity Award

Kevin Barry’s, Savannah

Supplier of the Year


Innovation Award