The most authentic Irish pub outside Ireland found in Italy

Bolzano wins St. Patrick's Day award for authenticity

(ANSA) - Bolzano, March 17 - The most authentic Irish pub to be found outside of Ireland is located in the northern Italian city of Bolzano, according to awards announced on Tuesday, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
    The Temple Bar, located in the historic centre of Bolzano in the Alto Adige (South Tyrol) region, was named most authentic by the Irish Pubs Global Federation, a Dublin-based organization of 6,500 pub owners and managers.
    That has given Irish native Stephen Tierney, who opened the bar in 2006, an extra reason to celebrate: both winning an award and marking the day in honour of Ireland's patron saint, St.
    Patrick.
    The federation said that it honoured the Italian entry because "in the opinion of the judges, (it) is the most authentic Irish Pub experience outside of Ireland, including design, atmosphere, staff and offering overall".
    St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
   

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