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The Publican

The Publican

From Fado website

"The publican is the person in charge of our pubs (the General Manager). The Publican has always been one of the most essential ingredients in the composition of the public house. Their role goes far beyond being the congenial host behind the bar.

Historically, they have been the leading figure in the community performing valuable services for people in times of need. No ordinary man, a publican must know something of everything and be something of a psychologist, able to understand human nature, judge character and resolve conflict or as the Irish Licensing World more poetically put it, ‘A publican must be a democrat, an autocrat, an acrobat and a doormat.” A publican’s character and demeanor set the tone for their establishment, attracts customers, blends socially with them and keeps order.

In days gone by publicans lived above their shop, knew their customers intimately, generously dispensed advice, guidance and even mediated family disputes. A good publican was a like a father to the community. In contrast to good Irish pubs, traditional American watering houses are essentially pubs without publicans, with the ever-present insidious intrusion of television looming in the foreground."

Tags: Pub History

July 04 2010


The Dubh Linn Gate Pub in BC Canada

The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub’s origins are rooted in Ireland’s traditional heritage. Long ago, back in the mists of time, the name “Dubh Linn” – Irish for “black pool” – was given to the dark pool of water that still lies today beneath the proud heart of Dublin City. Located close to what is now the gate of the Guinness Brewery, the dark waters from this pool were the inspiration for Arthur Guinness’ “Perfect Pint”. Guinness has been brewed in Dublin since 1759.

Designed and handcrafted in Ireland, the Dubh Linn Gate Pub and Restaurant was transported piece by piece around the world to the the ground floor of The Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside. The Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is located at the base of magnificent Blackcomb Mountain, just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Enhanced by a huge 100 seat outdoor patio, the Dubh Linn Gate has a dream location, standing toe-to-toe with the gondolas, chair-lifts and ski-slopes of North America’s busiest four-season mountain resort.

The Dubh Linn Gate is unsurpassed in uniting this exceptional location with authentic Irish pub charm. Opening in May 1998, the “Gate” is decorated to showcase a pictorial journey through Ireland’s culture. It’s the place to have great times, to meet friends, to celebrate your time in Whistler. Over a half a million pints of Guinness later, the Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub has become Whistler’s ultimate après-ski experience. It is destined to become Whistler’s premiere party center for the upcoming 2010 Olympics and Paraolympic games. Your trip to Whistler is not complete without a visit to ‘The Gate.’

Learn more at Dubh Linn Gate Pub

June 17 2010


B. D. Riley's Pub

Welcome to B. D. Riley's!

"Cead Mile Failte"
One Hundred Thousand Welcomes! Come visit and experience the true feel of Ireland and the "Craic"(Fellowship and Fun) of your own local Irish Pub, in the heart of Austin's 6th Street Entertainment District.

B.D. Riley's is not part of some national chain--it's locally-owned, a friendly, neighborhood pub serving a wide variety of award-winning foods, perfect pints of your favorite brews, great live music and the kind of crowd that always ensures a good time. C'mon in to the pub--make some new friends!

If you are looking for a pub to call your own, look no further. The "formula" is pretty simple: serve good food and perfect pints in a traditional pub environment with a friendly staff, and season the mix with a healthy measure of cool live music. The result is a classic, classy neighborhood Pub. It's 6th Street--but for Grown Ups! We'd like to be your local pub on 6th Street.

The Pub itself is a showplace (and our history is impressive). Every day is a good day to visit--our Calendar always has the latest news and events, like televised sports, our prize-filled Pub Quiz trivia night, Live Music 7 nights a week with no cover charge, including each Wednesday after Trivia, a Sunday Irish Tune Session, and much more......

Check out the additional pages linked on the left to learn more about the Pub, take a "tour," view our offerings, and learn about upcoming activities.


John Erwin
and the Staff of B.D. Riley's Irish Pub

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