The Willow Yard Irish Pub is more than just a pub, it’s a destination. It is more than just another bar, it is a restaurant, gallery, live music venue, outdoor eating and drinking venue. It is your local. The Willow Yard is a true Irish Pub that will offer an escape from the everyday. You will be immersed into the Irish Culture and welcomed with open arms! Designed to allow people to relax and be themselves, taking pleasure in good company and conversation, revel in music and song, and enjoy good wholesome food with satisfying and distinctive drinks… this is a home from home!
The History of The Willow Yard.
The Willow Yard is symbolised by the Willow Tree which throughout history and in many cultures is an important icon – The druids considered the tree sacred and believed the universe was hatched within its branches. Indeed, its wood was used for the construction of musical instruments among druid people.
The Bodhran or the ‘Druids Drum’ was originally made from Willow branches. Beyond ritual and entertainment purposes, the bodhran served as a drum of war; this was to raise the temper of the fighting men against the enemy. Nowadays it is used in traditional music settings to gather the crowd and generate atmosphere.
The Creation of The Willow Yard – The authentic Irish Pub.
Handcrafted in Ireland and shipped piece by piece to Dietikon, The Willow Yard has been created by the Irish Pub Company in Dublin, led by Mel McNally. Mel has been the architect of thousands of authentic and genuine Irish Pubs around the world and with The Willow Yard he has brought a genuine experience of Irish Pub culture to this venue.
“I am delighted with The Willow Yard. It has been an exciting project from the start. When you’re working with brave clients like this, who are willing to embrace true Irish Pub culture it is always a positive. The Willow Yard will be a destination concept and I look forward to witnessing it fast- becoming one of the best Irish Pubs in Switzerland that will only get better with age!”
Céad míle fáilte… A hundred thousand welcomes to The Willow Yard.