The Good Friday prohibition is staying put.

  Last weekend The Sunday Times reported that Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, had rejected calls for the lifting of the prohibition on selling alcohol in pubs and off licenses on Good Friday. The decision was apparently made because it might have appeared that the government were sending mixed messages with relation to alcohol. I.e. […]

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Throw a dice and pay the price for Guinness.

  Oscars in Christchurch have another promo that makes for an interesting headline. During Thursdays in April, they’ve got a deal where you can roll a dice and pay the price for a pint of Guinness. So, if the dice lands on €1, that’s what you pay. Same goes for €2, €3, €4, €5, €6. […]

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There’s a new club we can all get behind; a gin club.

  It’s like a book club but instead of reading a book, you drink gin. 57 The Headline on Clanbrassil Street have recently turned part of their upstairs into a dedicated gin bar area, serving a wide selection of mostly Irish gins. Now, they’ve launched a gin club to connect new and existing gin suppliers […]

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12 of the best small pubs in Dublin

A small pub can be a great thing. It can have the atmosphere of a large one, packed into a smaller setting. Generally, in a small pub you’re more likely to get chatting to people outside of the group that you walked in with, and you’re likely to have more of a chance for a […]

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The Pogues have their own official whiskey.

  This one was news to us until yesterday. The Pogues, not known for their temperance when it comes to alcohol, apparently have their own official whiskey. Other groups such as Iron Maiden have come out with the own ‘Trooper Beer’ in the past, so it’s not uncommon for musicians to delve into a market […]

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Trace your ancestry in the pub this Paddy’s weekend.

  O’Shea’s Merchant on the quays started a very interesting initiative last summer to cater for visiting tourists in a way that not other pub (to our knowledge) has thought of doing. They partnered with Ancestry genealogists, The Ancestor Network to give visitors to the pub the chance to speak with a genealogist and to […]

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Read along pub crawl: Joyce’s ‘Counterparts’.

A few months ago we were on a pub walking tour with Kevin Martin, the author of ‘Have ye no homes to go to? A history of the Irish pub‘. During the tour, in a section about literary connections to Dublin pubs, Kevin mentioned the James Joyce short story, ‘Counterparts’. Kevin mentioned it as we […]

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VIDEO: Quick Look: The Swan

  Take a quick look around The Swan Victorian pub on Aungier Street, Dublin. It’s a fine place for Guinness, and is well known as Dublin’s rugby pub. It’s also one of the cities oldest pubs.    

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