Celebrate St. Patricks Day with the Worlds First Irish Pubs Directory for iPod

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ThereÂ?s nowhere better to spend Saint Patricks Day than in an Irish Pub. Now 10 million iPod owners can easily find the perfect one thanks to The Irish Pubs Directory.

On March 17 millions of people will gather in Irish Pubs across the globe to celebrate Saint Patricks Day. This year many of them will have found their pub of choice thanks to the first and only iPod guide to the Irish pubs of the world.

Irish Pubs are recognised across the world as centres of fun and entertainment. Within their walls locals, expats and tourists are always sure of conversation and laughter in great company. This is particularly true on St. Patricks Day as Irish people everywhere celebrate their patron saint. The problem for those away from home has always been finding the Irish pubs in the town they are visiting. The Irish Pubs Directory helps solve this problem by providing visitors to its website at http://www.irishpubsdirectory.com with a comprehensive list of Irish Pubs around the world. The information is categorised by city and includes information provided by the pubs themselves as well as reviews and ratings provided by previous visitors.

While easily accessible on the web site, most people will probably not have access to access the web at the moment they’re looking for a pub. It was with this audience in mind that The Irish Pubs Directory decided to develop uniquely portable editions.

The first fruit of this effort was a PDA version released earlier this year. This made it possible for anybody with a PocketPC or PalmOS device to instantly check for a good Irish pub no matter what town they found themselves in. Now the same service is available to the millions of iPod owners.

Among the biggest successes of recent years, the iPod and iPod Mini have sold well over 10 million units to date. Small, light and carried at all times they are ideal as a mobile device with which to access The Irish Pubs Directory.

The Irish Pubs Directory iPod Edition makes use of the Notes feature of the iPod to make the listings both readable and easy to browse. All the user has to do is select the country and town they are visiting to be presented with a list of Irish bars in that location along with a rating provided by independent users of the web site. By selecting an individual premises the user can go on to see more detailed ratings. And, if the pub has chosen to provide them, there are also a description and contact details. All the information is extracted directly from the Irish Pubs Directory web site and is a growing resource, created by the visitors and pub owners themselves.

Speaking in Cork about the new iPod Edition, the Chief Executive of The Irish Pubs Directory, Brian O’Connell said how delighted he was to be able to bring this to the public. “With the release of this service we not only benefit travellers - who can carry a worldwide list at their fingertips, but also the pubs who can now reach a mobile, affluent audience at the exact moment they are choosing an Irish pub to visit. And this advertising is available for free simply by entering their details on The Irish Pubs Directory web site.”

Released in time for Saint Patrick’s Day the new iPod service from The Irish Pubs Directory is now available for free from http://www.irishpubsdirectory.com and is sure to be a hit with the more than 10 million iPod owners as they look for a great night on March 17...and every night.

About The Irish Pubs Directory

The Irish Pubs Directory is an independent Irish-based web site that provides travellers with information on Irish Pubs around the world including those in Ireland itself. The information is available on the web as well as on PDAs and iPods.

The Irish Pubs Directory is a member of The RatePubs Network. This unique network with its range of web sites and innovative off-line editions provides a simple and cost-effective way for pubs and bars around the world to advertise to an affluent, mobile and interested audience. Other sites in the network include http://www.ratepubs.com, http://www.aguest-of-europe.com, http://www.irishfestivals.info and http://www.californiabarguide.com among others.


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