Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Where are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day ?
Perhaps in one of the finest and most authentic Irish pubs in the world?

Last week I was driving to Bolzano when I heard on the radio that the "Irish Pubs Global Authenticity Award 2015" was assigned to an Irish Pub in... Bolzano !
I couldn't believe it, a little town in the north of Italy, in the middle of the mountains has the most authentic Irish Pub of the world ! (outside Ireland)? In fact, see the Award above !

The Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub in Bolzano is managed by Steve and Tanya. Last Friday I visited the pub with the purpose to take a few pictures of it and of its owners for the today's post. Unfortunately one of the owners, Steve, was not there and Tanya was a bit camera shy, she does not want to be photographed without Steve, she said, but she promised to send me a photo of her and Steve...  
And here it is !

(Photo credit: courtesy of Steve and Tanya)

Steve and Tanya are both from Dublin, Tanya first came to Bolzano 15 years ago for holidays, Steve first came to Bolzano 19 years ago working here for 2 years. They choose Bolzano because it always felt like home, they always had a wonderful circle of friends here, and the lifestyle is beautiful, and as for the Dolomites they think they speak for themselves. The photo was taken for the 5th birthday party of the pub, the cake was a gift from the customers and friends of the bar.

The outside of the Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub in Bolzano / Bozen on the Dominikaner Platz / Piazza Domenicani, in the centre of the town.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all !

If you can't participate actively, visit the Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub Facebook page here.


Dina said...

Good for you for tracking down this happy place, Karl. And what a vote of confidence for Bolzano that this couple love the town so much. Happy St. Pat's!

Halcyon said...

There's an Irish pub around the corner from me here. I'm thinking about stopping by tonight, but I doubt it's really "authentic".

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Huge congratulations to Steve and Tanya, who would have thought hey Karl :) What a fantastic job that must have been for someone, going around trying out all the Irish pubs around the world :)

Sharon said...

What a great post Karl! I love all the photos of this great place. And, great big congrats to Steve and Tanya.

Kate said...

What a wonderful find!!

The Mouse on the Barroom Floor

Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor
when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
and stood in the pale moonlight.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long you could hear him roar,
'Bring on the goddam cat!'

William Kendall said...

What a cool place!

I got a laugh out of the banner hanging on the ceiling.

RedPat said...

My kind of place! ;-))

Taken For Granted said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Karl. Amazing that there is an Irish Pub in Bolzano, let alone that it won an award as "Most Authentic". Lovely pictures. I would love to drop in the Temple Bar for a pint.

VP said...

I envy you for this awesome Irish pub!

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