The world’s first Web3 metaverse Irish pub, the Irish Shebeen, is launching in The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world, on March 17, St Patrick’s Day. It will be live for 12 days, reports Blockleaders.io. People will be able to visit, undertake quests, mint NFTs, see local artists and find a treasure trove of Irish lore and fun.
The metaverse is an immersive experience inside the digital world, a parallel reality with a structure that is similar to the real world, or not. It is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection.
The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain.
The first Irish Pub in the metaverse, says Blockleaders.io, is reflective of the popularity of Irish-themed pubs across the world. Most cities boast an Irish pub where the craic (Irish for fun) is mighty and the welcome warm. As the metaverse, in all its forms, gathers popularity co-founders Jillian Godsil and Lisa Gibbons knew that it needed an Irish Pub – a place where people could come and be welcome in the metaverse.
Lisa Gibbons, forager and Web3 journalist said: “Someone said to Jill and I that they felt homeless in the metaverse – that they had no place to go. I thought of the Irish Pub to provide an easy way to discover Irish Culture, artists and support a whole sector of creatives.The Irish pub is a place of comfort in every city around the world. Who knows, maybe there will be an Irish Shebeen in every virtual environment in the future, just like the real world.”