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J W Marriott Once Famously said . . .

J W Marriott once famously said “If you take care of your employees they will take care of your customers and your business will take care of itself –  – seems legit dunnit?! Of course, we take ultimate pride in the authenticity of our ‘truly’ Irish bar – The original vision itself, the driving force […]

Is SUMMER about to truly start?

After three and a half tough, scary, uncertain and distinctly wobbly months for all Spain’s Ex-Pats (and the world in general) where even the weather has been unsure what to do with itself are we finally starting to see some signs of Summer returning to our shores?

How can I miss home when I am home?

As an expat I am often asked if I miss home. I know people ask me because they don’t quite get it, or me. Locals ask as they feel I’m still very “Irish” and fellow Expats ask, well because they’re curious, probing to see if I’m willing to admit what they have known for some […]

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We Are Back . . . . .

WE ARE BACK……………….. The Irish have always had a strong affinity with the Eurovision Song Contest – Sooo it seems a tenuous but perhaps apt link to quote one of the contests most famous ever groups ….. ‘MAMA MIA – Here we go again……’

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A Silver Lining in a Dark Cloud

Well this definitely wasn’t the Paddys Day we had all been practising hard for and looking forward to over the last few weeks… … but fear not being truly Irish at heart The Church does not accept defeat lying down. ‘This is our time and this is our test and, like generations before us, we […]

Private Parties

There are many ‘National Holidays’, ‘Saints Days’, and other reasons for a good ol’ knees up, but it is no coincidence though that ‘Paddy’s Day’ is the BIGGEST drinking party of the year Its gives every one of us, Irish or not, an excuse to let our hair down (if you have any left) drink […]

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The Church Daily Specials

Franco is credited with the founding the well-known Spanish tradition of offering a ‘Menu Del Dia’. This ‘special menu’ was brought in across the country with workers in mind who couldn’t make it back home in time for lunch during their busy working day – The ‘Menu Del Dia’ can be seen scrawled on chalk […]

St Patricks Day

Ladies & Gentleman it’s nearly that time of year again when the world turns green to celebrate ‘Paddy’s Day’. If anyone knows how to party it’s the Irish – this is one day of the year not to miss going to ‘Church’. BUT… did you know that this special holiday, which is now so heavily associated with drinking, parties, parades, […]

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The Church Irish Bar Albir – Food

Wikipedia says that “Irish pubs are characterised by a unique culture centred around a casual and friendly atmosphere, HEARTY FOOD and drink, Irish sports, & traditional Irish music” and we concur wholeheartedly, especially the bit about ‘HEARTY FOOD’. When we launched our first exclusive menu to our Church goers we were very mindful of trying to understand the diversity of […]