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About Overview

The Irish Pub Company specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of hospitality concepts worldwide.

We are the original creators of the authentic Irish Pub Concept and are the official partner of the Guinness Irish Pub Concept.

The Irish Pub Company on NPR

The story of how Mel McNally created the Irish Pub for export – Like you’ve never seen it before!
A light hearted look at our story!


Our Story

The Irish Pub Company was founded in 1990 by Mel McNally who has been creating the worlds best Irish Pubs since 1979 – to this day Mel and the team at the Irish Pub Company remain dedicated to providing the best Irish Pub Concepts throughout the world.

We are the Official Partner of the Guinness Irish Pub Concept and were audited by Guinness to achieve this status. 


Best Designs within Dublin Pubs

Our story begins in 1973 and Mel’s first encounter with the design of Irish Pubs through a College Project on the ‘Best Designs within Dublin Pubs’.

The project showed exemplary craftsmanship – the compositions of great glass and metal design and the nuances that made the selected Pubs so successful.

This project became such a success it was exhibited in the Mansion House, Dublin, the home of the Lord Mayor, for months and attracted many visitors.


Classical Designs throughout Ireland and the UK

In the 1980’s, the team created many Classical Designs for pubs throughout Ireland & the UK.

From the success of those pubs we realised that the styles we were creating had the same values as the original Great Old Irish Pubs that Mel had studied in the 1970’s.


The formation of the Irish Pub Company
the Guinness Irish Pub Concept

In 1990, Guinness and Mel were of the same mind that these Irish Pubs were of historical value and presented a Great Global Business Opportunity. The Irish Pub Company Team embarked on a Country Wide Research Project on pub types and to learn why there was nothing quite like an Irish Pub. Of course this research included many visits to pubs up and down the country!

The Ambition and Focus: To use our creations and research to expand the Guinness Alignment with Irishness through the Irish Pub.

Fado Buckhead Atlanta created by McNally Design and the Irish Pub Company


The Irish Pub Expansion

We packaged the Irish Pub for export – This became the Guinness Irish Pub Concept – the same concept that every Irish pub Designer uses today.

In the early 1990’s the Irish Pub expanded into Europe and from 1995 onwards, it expanded into the USA and throughout the rest of the world. To this day – The Irish Pub Company remains the leader in Irish Pub Design.

Fado Buckhead Atlanta created by McNally Design and the Irish Pub Company


Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2010 Mel McNally was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his lifetime of work developing the concept of the Irish pub abroad.

BUT Mel isn’t finished yet!

Fadó Pub and Kitchen Dublin Ohio created by the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design


The Future of Tradition

In recent years, Mel and his team in Dublin, USA and UAE have been working to define what the next generation of Irish Hospitality venues are.

We take the best of Irish Hospitality and the best of Irish Tradition, expressing them in more modern ways. We create spaces in which people want to socialise.

Some of our Work

The Irish Pub Company and McNally Design team have created, developed, designed, built and operated world authentic Irish Pubs and entertainment chains worldwide.

Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design
Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design

Our Team

Our team works in all markets around the world.

Our large team is made up of architects, designers, branding specialists, procurement specialists, financial planners, craftsmen, joiners, project managers, fit-out specialists and operational consultancy experts.

As seen on

Punch Tarmeys Irish Pub Design


What our customers are saying about our services

I am delighted with The Willow Yard. It has been an exciting project from the start. When you’re working with brave clients like this, who are willing to embrace true Irish Pub culture it is always a positive. The Willow Yard will be a destination concept and I look forward to witnessing it fast- becoming one of the best Irish Pubs in Switzerland that will only get better with age!

The Willow Yard


Get in touch

Experience Matters: Trust the Experts in Pub and Restaurant Development

When it comes to pub and restaurant design, experience matters. With over 2,000 projects and counting completed worldwide, the Irish Pub Company brings unparalleled expertise to every build. From innovative layouts to stunning interiors, our team will ensure your establishment not only meets but exceeds your expectations and will stand for generations to come.

Creating Exceptional Hospitality Concepts Worldwide Since 1979

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Sandyford Business Park,

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