‘The Irish Pub’ Following North American Release
Critics Love Irish Documentary
The Irish Pub, a documentary which received completion funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, has impressed critics following its North American release in October.
The Washington Post described The Irish Pub as “a lovingly laid-back documentary about the charms, liquid and otherwise, of the traditional Irish watering hole”, while The Boston Globe noted it as a “picturesque yet realistic documentary about life in Ireland’s local drinking establishments.”
The Boston Herald commented that “If you love Ireland or if you love pubs, and I’m guessing that covers just about everyone, you’re going to want to see Alex Fegan’s disarmingly modest documentary The Irish Pub.”
The Toronto Star meanwhile praised it as an “affectionate and occasionally poignant look at the tradition of Irish pubs and the vital role they play in the community life of the Emerald Isle.”
Calgary Film described the bartenders and patrons as “the character of this film and of the Irish pub in Ireland. A place you’d be hard pressed to find in Canada, but a place that would be worth the weight of your wallet to cross the Atlantic to visit should you ever get the chance.”
The Irish Pub was directed by Alex Fegan and was produced by Atom Films. It was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and Atom Films.