Dublin Bar Academy is a training facility founded by proven industry leaders, who have a passion for spreading the word about anything made from grape, grain or bean.
Who we are
The Dublin Bar Academy was set up in 2012 by Richard Linden and Ronan Rogerson to give young and aspiring bartenders the training they need to step behind any bar in the world with confidence. Having worked in the industry for a combined 30 years, they realised that there was a genuine demand for higher standards in training and education.
Leaving his native Sweden, Richard has travelled the world in pursuit of bar and hospitality expertise. From the UK, where he spent five years in the Chewton Glen five star resort that is consistently voted in the top hotels in the world, to Thailand where he worked as the Head Instructor at the European Bartender School. On these shores, Richard trained for three years under our celebrity hotelier Francis Brennan at The Park Hotel Kenmare, as well as being restaurant and bar manager at the Michelin Star Cliff House Hotel.
When he is not serving up tequila wisdom, Ronan can be found in Drury Building, a popular Dublin haunt that he owns and runs. In his past life Ronan set up the market leading events company All Bar None Events, worked as a Brand Ambassador for Patron Tequila, was the on-trade trainer for Brinkman Beverages and was bar manager at The Morgan Hotel, one of the first internationally awarded cocktail bars in Ireland.
Our partnership with the European Bartender School provides our graduates with a passport to tend bars around the world. Similarly it has given us the opportunity for our team of international instructors to spread the good word with students from all around the globe. These students choose Dublin because the city is internationally renowned for its pubs and bar culture.
We work closely with Vanguard Beer Collective the one stop shop for Irish Craft Beer. James Winans the founder of Vanguard Beer also runs our afternoon/ evening Beer Appreciation Course.
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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School
Supported by Vanguard Beer Collective. The one stop shop for Irish Craft Beer