Pining for a quiet pint in your local?
It’ll be a while yet before we can enjoy that special slice of Irish life, but now you can remind yourself what it’s like while helping out a brilliant charity this Christmas.
The Greyhound in Kinsale is one of 12 pubs featured in a new charity calendar and a collection of limited edition prints paying homage to the Irish pub snug.
Serving pints to thirsty sailors and locals since 1690, The Greyhound on Market Square is closed for now, but with any luck, the fire will be lit again soon once Level 5 restrictions come to an end.
Other spots you might recognise in The Snug Project calendar include O’Flaherty’s and Dick Mack’s in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Kehoe’s on South Anne St, Dublin and Tigh Neachtain, on Cross St, Galway.
The Snug Project features photos by Finn Richards – pub snugs in Cork, Clare, Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Sligo and Tipperary. Proceeds from sales will go to ALONE, a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish.
The ‘Snugs of Ireland’ series is a photographic project by photographer Finn Richards which documents Ireland’s favourite drinking spot – the snug.
The journey took Finn to almost every county in Ireland and the result is an extensive documentation featuring over 100 snugs. Originally commissioned over 10 years ago, this is the first time the images are available to buy.
“The experience of photographing these snugs was a great opportunity made possible by a commercial commission that took place a decade ago.” said Finn.
“I’ve long been a fan of a good snug, and being able to spend time slowly documenting them was such an interesting experience, and led to meaningful conversations about peoples’ favourite snugs. All of the snugs were photographed empty, which feels poignant right now as they’re all closed up. This feels like the perfect time to dust them off.”
The Calendars (€20) and Limited Edition A3 Prints (€60) go on sale this Friday, November 20th from thesnugproject.com. We can’t think of a better stocking filler or a treat for your Dad or Granda this Christmas.