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The history of Irish coffee begins one stormy night in Ireland


Last updated 3/19/2018 at 11:25am

FALLBROOK – Irish coffee is a drink beloved the world over, and one that becomes even more popular on St. Patrick's Day. The origin of this drink, coffee with a splash of whiskey and Irish cream liqueur, has been debated for quite some time.

According to a 2016 story on, after publishing a story claiming the drink was first served in the Shannon Airport, the website received a letter from a representative from the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum that said the story was inaccurate. The museum said in the letter that the Irish coffee so many people love today wa...

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