Follow the shamrock
Look out for the symbol for quality assured pubs in Ireland.
Spotting it means you are in for a welcome like no other, as these establishments specialise in two areas:
Céad míle fáilte – a warm welcome and a friendly service.
Quality guarantee – in cleanliness, safety, security and comfort.
The Irish pub holds a special place in our hearts – and for good reason. This institution has held so many roles over the years – from undertaker to grocery store – but perhaps none is as important as its status as the unofficial tourist office.
In between serving customers, lending an ear to a punter or even regaling with a story themselves, friendly staff find time to help visitors plan their trip to an area. They’ll often make phone calls and bookings, or dole out recommendations as required. And as everyone knows, there’s no better knowledge than the insider advice that hails from a local.
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