On March 15th 2020, with the full force of a global pandemic upon us, the pubs of Ireland were forced to close. Their absence has been felt by many, but none more so than those who rely on pubs for social interaction. 

The Snug Project is a calendar and limited edition print sale in aid of ALONE, a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish. The series features 12 images by photographer Finn Richards, resurfaced from a commercial project commissioned almost ten years ago.

The project is led by Stills & Motion, a network of image makers and thinkers telling powerful stories through stills and motion. This project would not have been possible without the generous help of our team.

With special thanks to Ciarán, Paul, Sally, Fiona, Russell, Simon, Colm and to the butchers, bakers and candlestick makers who answered our calls as we struggled to track down pub owners.

Project Team

Photographer: Finn Richards

Project Creative Director: Ciana March

Design: Paul Guinan

Printers (calendars): Plus Print

Printers (photographic prints): Hen's Teeth

Social Media Manager: Sally McCarthy

PR: Sustainable PR