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Pint pulling perfection on pitch – the Shebeen caravan

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This could be the best caravan pub club we've seen; it's held in one thirst-quenching tourer for your mates.

We all like a drink when we're away in the Caravan and we love coming across some of the weirdest caravans on our travels. Ireland's Shebeen tourer provides the perfect pint, right on a pitch! Caravan magazine caught up with creator and pint puller, John Walsh, for a lesson in all things carapub.
 

What first got you into caravanning?

When I was younger most of my summers holidays were spent in our family caravan in Co Clare. I’ve only recently got back into the caravan scene but hope to purchase a campervan in the next year or so and start touring again.

I’m interested in renting one next September for a weeknd in the hope of buying one at the end of 2015. I would love to get some advice on what’s a good make and model to start with!
 

What made you decide to create something so different, and why a pub?

We do a lot of entertaining at home both with family and friends. I felt that an outside area would be good where a group could escape and relax and have a few drinks when needed! With the love of old furniture, old bars and cosy snugs, the Shebeen idea was born.
 

Who was in charge of the impressive décor?

Both myself and my work colleague Claire Finegan who is an excellent designer.

 

What’s been the most difficult part of the build?

Sourcing the bar memorabilia. It was all picked up at a number of auctions and antique fairs all across the country; I spend, on average, a day a month attending the antique fairs auctions and car boot sales.

My prize possession has to be the till. It's approximately 70 years old and still works!
 

Have you had any surprises along the way?

Lots! The floor had to be completely replaced as did the walls, windows were rotting away too!
 

How much does it weigh?

About 1200kg.
 

What’s it like to tow?

Pretty good, considering. It's a slow tow at about 60kph (around 37mph).
 

How has the public reacted to the Shebeen?

We have received great feedback from both young and old.
 

That's not surprising! What are your plans for the future?

We have set up an official company and registered and Trademarked numerous different designs so we are now turning it into a legit business.

 

What’s your favourite drink?

Any of the beers that are brewed in The Galway Bay brewery but probably the "Stormy Port."

• For more information or to hire the Shebeen, visit the website. Cheers!

 

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