To some it might be the most boring part of any building, a feature to be ignored and intentionally overlooked. But where some see monotony, others see decoration and design.
Over the years of writing Publin we’ve occasionally posted a photo or 2 of pub ceilings, but on their own they don’t spark fascination. But now there’s an instagram account that posts photos of interesting ceilings of pubs in Ireland, pulling back to show us the full picture of the nation’s ceilings.
Most would only pay attention to the ceiling of the pub if after a few jars they happened to fall off their stool, but for @pubceilings_ire , it’s something to focus on. From the elaborate and striking stained glass windows atop The Bank on College Green to the modest and patterned features of the International Bar, they all have their moments.
Here’s a few ceilings that we liked to see.
This account could provide one of the most difficult pub quiz rounds ever conceived. We might hold on to that one for our ultimate pub lover competition of the future.