Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland)
The Irish Times is on the hunt for the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland), and we want to hear about your favourite.
Write us a pitch telling us – in 500 words or less - why it’s the best in the world.
The best Irish pubs abroad are not simply boozers. They’re also community centres, meeting points, social outlets and the focus of sporting and cultural activities. We want to know about your favourite pub's authentic Irishness, its level of Irish staff and clientele, what ambassadorial and cultural role it plays, its social responsibility, its food, its modernity or tradition, and its “craic factor”.
After we’ve read all your pitches, we’ll visit the 10 best and evaluate each one before choosing a winner.
Looking for examples? Click here to read about some of our correspondents’ favourites, in Brooklyn, Berlin, Sydney and Beijing.
The closing date has been extended to midnight on March 2nd 2015.
Terms and conditions
- The promoter is The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.
- Nominations must be entered online in the form above.
- A valid entry consists of completing the online form above, along with your name, email address and contact phone number.
- Entries can be submitted online, the promoter cannot accept responsibility for emails which are lost, damaged or delayed because of a problem with the network, computer hardware or software. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
- To be eligible to nominate you must be aged 18 or over.
- To enter the competition you must submit a ‘pitch’ about why the pub you are nominating is the best Irish pub. The pitch must be no more than 500 words in order to be considered a valid entry. No pitch which could, in the Promoters view, be considered to be offensive, defamatory or plagiarized will be accepted or entered. The winning pub will be chosen by a judging panel, the decision of the panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judging panel consists of Irish Times journalist Ciara Kenny; John Byrne, Chief Executive of the Irish Pubs Global network; and Liam Reid, Director of Corporate Affairs with Diageo. The panel will be chaired by Irish Times Features Editor Conor Goodman.
- The establishment deemed ‘The Best Irish Pub’ must be located outside Ireland.
- The establishment deemed ‘Best Irish Pub’ will receive a commemorative plaque.
- There is no alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable.
- The establishment deemed ‘The Best Irish Pub’ will be published in The Irish Times, on irishtimes.com and other media.
- The promoter reserves the right to change any aspect of the prize.
- The prize will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the suppliers of the prize.
- The promoters are excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.
- No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion.
- Each individual can make one nomination.
- All eligible nominations will be published online, and may be used for PR / media purposes.
- A selection of eligible entries will be profiled in The Irish Times.
- The Irish Times reserves the right to publish all nominations (including parts of entries) and publication does not necessarily mean the nominated pub has won an award.
- he winner may be required to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity undertaken by the promoter or its associated companies. The winner must be available for a photo and willing to have his / her photo published by The Irish Times. .
- By entering the promotion and submitting a pitch, entrants agree to assign all intellectual property rights in their entry to The Irish Times. Further the entrant agrees to waive all moral rights.
- Employees of The Irish Times and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and their families, agents, or anyone connected with this competition, including the third party promotional partners, are automatically excluded.
- Any breach of these rules by a nominator will void the nomination. Misrepresentative or fraudulent nominations will invalidate that nomination.
- The Irish Times reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in their sole discretion, a competition is not capable for being conducted as specified.
- Entry to this promotion shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions.
- The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.
- These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
- The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on February 28th.
- The ‘Best Irish Pub’ as chosen by our panel of judges will be announced in The Irish Times in late March.