The Irish Thatch Cottage – Pop Up a piece of home in your backyard for St. Patrick’s Day!

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We all know that Irish people are renowned worldwide for being friendly, warm hearted people who place great value on friends and family. Their Irish culture includes customs and traditions, language, music, art, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports associated with Ireland and the Irish people. Large scale emigration, resulted in Irish culture being dispersed around the globe and acknowledging St Patrick’s Day, is a very important day in the calendar for Irish natives.

March 17th has become a day of global celebration for Irish culture with festivities being held around the world, keeping Irish traditions and heritage alive amongst Irish descendants in the UK, USA, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Canada, just about every corner of the globe. Especially true for Irish-born people, who will cast aside feelings home-sickness and enjoy the festivities, parades, music and fireworks worldwide.

As event trends continue for ‘pop up’ events and ‘personalisation’, St Patrick’s Day 2015 presented an interesting opportunity for one Irish entrepreneurial couple from Donegal in Ireland, innovators of a unique event and entertainment business when they created ‘The world’s first Irish Thatched Cottage Air Building’.

The couple have been inundated with interest and requests for these unique irish and Celtic themed structures from around the globe. Tampa Bay Florida, New York and Cleveland Ohio have seen ‘The Thatch’ Pop Up for events such as the Ohio Celtic Festival, The New York St. Patrick’s day parade and most recently a Super Bowl party in Tampa Bay to name but a few.

Catriona Mulhern, and her partner boldly threw in the towel on their drinks industry jobs to start their new venture, ‘Pop Up Pubs’. As interest and demand continued to spiral in their ‘POPUPPUB.COM’ business, Catriona & Paul set their sights on the UK, US, Australian, United Arab Emirates and Canadian markets, designing and manufacturing Celtic themed air buildings for clients globally.

Speaking about the concept, Catriona said “The reaction has been incredible, the idea of temporary and instant Irish themed venues ‘popping up’ is a cool event solution as is but the Irish themes and designs are just special and everyone loves the fun element that these structures bring to the table.”

A complete range of Celtic themed Air Buildings are currently being commissioned for summer events across the US including a replica of an ancient Crannog’ and a GPO styled building. One Florida based client is former NFL kicker Steve Christie and wife Kelly who have just launched ‘The Wandering Pub’.

The Air Buildings need just over four minutes to inflate fully and can literally ‘Pop Up’ anywhere.

“We are fortunate to be incredibly busy with the Irish hire business of Pop Up Pub but we have some major US appearances mid-summer that we are really excited about, we are looking forward to creating more and more cool Irish structures in the coming months” said Catriona.

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