The critically acclaimed feature documentary The Irish Pub has secured a deal for a cinematic release in the US and Canada.

The documentary, which was directed, produced, filmed and edited by Alex Fegan will begin a minimum week-long run in six cinemas before being rolled-out across North America from October 24.

Released last year in Ireland, The Irish Pub is a humorous and poignant celebration of third-generation pubs around Ireland and the publicans who own them, exploring how the pub acts as a key pillar in tight knit Irish communities.

"It's a huge achievement for everyone involved to take this tiny documentary to cinemas in North America," says director Alex Fegan.

"It's also a great testament to the pub owners the length and breadth of Ireland who featured in the film and who never ceased to entertain with their wit and wisdom."

A deal has also been signed with Australian distribution company Antidote films which will see the film released in Australia and New Zealand later on this year.

The Irish Pub is available in Ireland and UK via iTunes and on DVD.

Here's the trailer for The Irish Pub: