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Sláinte! The Irish Pub celebrates 10 years

Published Sept. 30, 2016

It's been a decade since John Duggan, Tom Coffey and Ed Stritch bought the Third Ward building at 124 N. Water St. and transformed the space from the iconic M&M Club to The Irish Pub. This Sunday, it's time to celebrate a decade in business.


Irish Christmas song made in Milwaukee

Published Dec. 24, 2015

Eoin McCarthy didn't set out to write a Christmas song, but he did, and it's a keeper - especially if you like sad stories about unrequited love or homeless drunks and already have a penchant for The Pogues.


Making Paddy McFest: The creation of the iconic Irish Fest leprechaun logo

Published Aug. 8, 2015

As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.


The Waterboys stayed afloat at Turner Hall

Published May 6, 2015

The six piece - fronted by Mike Scott - has 13 studio albums under their belt. And during tonight's concert at Turner Hall, the group played 16 songs, seven of which were from their most recent album.


"'71": Punishment for its star, pulse-pounding thrills for its audience

Published March 25, 2015

I'm starting to get concerned about Jack O'Connell. First there was "Starred Up," in which he plays a violent prison inmate; then he starred in the two-hour beatdown-palooza that was "Unbroken." And now there's "'71," which doesn't even get five seconds in before it's punching O'Connell in the face and dragging him through mud. If he insists on essentially self-flagellating on screen, though, at least it's in the service of a quite good movie.

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When traveling through the misty countryside of Ireland, we decided that we were a bit parched.  So a pint sounded good.  Luckily we were near the town of Kilkenny.  Upon arriving in the town, the rain started to come down so it seemed like an even better idea to stop in the pub fo...

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