Reviews

17th July 2015

Irish Times TV Feature on The Irish Pub

“Alex Fegan’s film The Irish Pub (RTÉ One, Monday) is an atmospheric, almost elegiac homage to traditional bars from Dingle to Donegal.”

Irish Times

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13th March 2015

“Anyone with an interest in Irish history, culture or drink need look no further than Alex Fegan’s delightful documentary The Irish Pub.”

Paste Magazine

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24th October 2014

“The Irish Pub,” a lovingly laid-back documentary about the charms, liquid and otherwise, of the traditional Irish watering hole.

The Washington Post

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24th October 2014

“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 Boston Herald

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24th October 2014

 “The Irish Pub” plays like a portfolio of lovely postcards, with splendidly photographed pictures of quaint buildings, cobbled streets, breathtaking landscapes, and smiling faces as hollowed and worn as the centuries-old stone floors of the title taverns.”

The Boston Globe

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24th October 2014

“Alex Fegan has captured beautifully the melody of pubs all over his country”

Calgary Movies

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24th October 2014

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this film a lot. To hear the sort of stories told in darkened pubs in a variety of charming brogues would put a smile on anyone’s face.”

Toronto Screen Shots

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21st October 2014

“Altogether Charming”

Connect Savannah

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October 9th 2014

The Irish Pub Secures North American Cinema Release

2FM

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Irish Independent

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February 2015

The Official Tour of The Irish Pub Around Ireland

Irish Central

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May 29th 2014

“In putting The Irish Pub together, Fegan was afforded a truly profound insight into the character of his country and those he calls compatriots.”

Culture Northern Ireland

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February 26th 2014

“This film made me want to just hop on a plane to Ireland and visit one (or all) of these pubs.”

The Toronto Film Scene

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October 2013

“The picture is delightful throughout and makes an implicit (but forceful) argument for the magnificence of the traditional Irish pub”

The Irish Times

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April 4th 2014

RTE US Correspondent, Caitriona Perry’s feature on The Irish Pub US Tour

Morning Ireland

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May 22nd 2014

“An exquisite film that entertains while teaching us a thing or two about an institution that has long been an integral part of Irish society”

The Wild Geese

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The Irish Pub Director Alex Fegan interviewed on Toronto’s CP 24 Channel.

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February 26th 2014

“It’s as relaxing and charming as sitting down in a snug with that elusive after-hours pint slipped to you on the sly by a kindly barkeep.”

Dork Shelf

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Director Alex Fegan and Toronto Irish Festival Director Michael Barry about to go Rogers TV, Toronto.

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Director Alex Fegan on Eyewitness News, Minnesota, August 2015

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February 28th 2014

Toronto

“A tribute and a wistful primer on a way of life”

National Post

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May 2014

“The Irish Pub wins Best Feature in Bergenfield Film Festival”

Irish Central

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March 3rd 2014

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“Recommended…. beguiling chats with Irish pub owners.”

Chicago Sun Times

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October 4th 2013

 “A joy from start to finish, The Irish Pub takes a place amongst a list of the best documentaries I have ever seen.”

RTE

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October 4th 2013

“Absolutely Beautiful”

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News Talk Radio Review of The Irish Pub

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March 4th 2014

“Alex Fegan’s The Irish Pub is yet another example of resonating, passionate Irish storytelling.”

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March 4th 2014

Boston’s Dot News calls The Irish Pub “Glorious”

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October 4th 2013

“Simon says: this movie made me really happy. That never happens.”

Simon Says

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October 4th 2013

 “If you’ve ever wondered where the phrase “going for a jar” came from, or just what the original purpose of an enclosed snug was, ‘The Irish Pub’ has the answers, along with a whole lot of entertainment.”

Moviewaffler.com

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October 4th 2013

“This is a really smart, well-made movie that says a lot with relatively few words.”

Collegetimes.ie

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October 4th 2013

“This is a rather brilliant documentary, one with real heart.”

Bachelor.ie

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October 4th 2013

“The Irish Pub is a timely reminder that this is a part of our culture that’s in trouble but worth preserving.”

Evening Echo Review

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The Irish Echo

November 2014

“Watching Alex Fegan’s excellent documentary, The Irish Pub, in Sydney was a comforting experience”

Irish Echo Review

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October 4th 2013

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“There’s a world of joy and pain hidden in the dark corners here.”

Movies.ie

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October 4th 2013

“The Irish Pub is filled with nostalgia, laughter, sadness and love.”

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October 4th 2013

“The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone.”

Trad Connect

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October 31st 2013

“The Irish Pub will resonate with Hibernian viewers the world over.”

Padraic Coffey

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October 4th 2013

“The film presents the pub as it is: A vital weight dwarfed and eroded by time”

Le Cool

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October 6th 2013

“The Beauty of The Irish Pub is it’s simplicity”

Sunday Business Post

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October 6th 2013

“The physical spaces are visually exciting, with a wealth of detail. They are beautifully shot and lit.”

Sunday Times

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ABC NEWS

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Alex on CBS

Alex Fegan on CBS

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October 6th 2013

“Four stars and a whiskey chaser.”

Phantom 105.2 Radio Review of The Irish Pub

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October 9th 2013

What a joy of a movie!

Ovation Review

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October 12th 2013

“This film was beautifully shot with lots of great images of Irish Pubs & their design; I loved every minute of it.”

Love Irish Pubs

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September 18th 2013

“Heart-warming and touching, this will make you laugh while pulling at your heartstrings. “

The Daily Update

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October 3rd 2013

“Fegan certainly has an eye for cinema. The way he composes or blocks the shot is fantastic, almost painting a picture in some instances calling to mind the work of Edward Hopper. “

Spooool.ie

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October 4th 2013

“The Irish Pub is a joyful and melancholic love letter to publican houses all over Ireland.”

Jensinewall

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October 4th 2013

“Fegan filmed on his own and arrived at each pub without warning and the results are utterly natural, often imbued with warmth and frequently very funny.”

Gareth Naughton Blog

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October 4th 2013

“The Irish Pub truly does deliver, a beautiful film that celebrates Irish life at its very best.”

Irish News Review

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September 15th 2013

“The Irish Pub is as much a celebration of the Irish personality as it is our everlasting love for a few jars.”

Entertainment.ie

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October 12th 2013

“The humour is warm and plentiful, making the very act of viewing the film a more social experience than most. These are real people, their comments off the cuff and often hilarious.”

Click Online

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October 3rd 2013

RTE TV NEWS

Interview with Alex Fegan on The Irish Pub

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October 2nd 2013

Today FM

Ray D’arcy Interviews Lisa (The Harp, Ballitore), Ray (De Barra’s, Clonakilty) and Paul (Gartlan’s, Kingscourt) about The Irish Pub film.

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October 2nd 2013

RTE Radio 1 Interview with Alex Fegan on The Irish Pub

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October 2nd 2013

Interview with Alex Fegan on The Irish Pub

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October 2nd 2013

The Arena.

Art, Culture and Entertainment

Marty Morrissey interviews Alex Fegan

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September 27th 2013

Interview with Alex Fegan on The Irish Pub

IFTN

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February 18th 2014

Movies to watch before coming to Ireland

CAPA

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The Irish Pub

“My Favorite Film of 2013″

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John Byrne of RTE rates The Irish Pub as the second best film of 2013 after Rush directed by Ron Howard

RTE Ten

John Byrne Rates The Irish Pub no. 2

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October 9th 2013

Tom Dunne interview with Alex Fegan on The Irish Pub

News Talk

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October 5th 2013

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Donald Clarke Feature on The Irish Pub

“This week, a charming new film called The Irish Pub sets out to celebrate one of Ireland’s greatest gifts to the universe.”

The Irish Times

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7th October 2013

Pavel Barter Full Page Feature on The Irish Pub

Celluloid pub crawl

“A homage to one of Ireland’s most fabled institutions”

Metro feature on The Irish Pub

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4th October 2013

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Hotpress Feature on The Irish Pub

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7th October 2013

Gareth Naughton Full Page Feature on The Irish Pub

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“[The Irish Pub] is, more often than not, very funny”

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7th October 2013

Aidan O’Connor Feature on The Irish Pub

Kerry Eye

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15th November 2013

Q&A with Alex Fegan

Newstalk

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20th November 2013

Shelley Marsden Feature on the Irish Pub

“A celebration of Ireland’s best loved institution and, more specifically, the characters that keep them going in a very difficult climate.”

The Irish World

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The Irish Pub on Aer Lingus Flights for the Months December 2013 and January 2014

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