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archive-title Daily Archives: 2016-06-22 14:06:07

Daily Archives: 2016-06-22 14:06:07

You can watch the Game of Thrones finale in a pub.

  All this season of Game of Thrones, you’ve had the opportunity to watch the episodes in a pub. Foleys on Merrion Row have been having regular screening parties every Monday night upstairs in the bar. The pitch is simple, you get to watch your favourite show with similarly respectful fanatics, but you also get […]

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‘Whipping the herring’. The bizarre 19th century tradition for getting drinking money

    The following is an extract from the book ‘Have ye no homes to go to? The history of the Irish pub’ by Kevin Martin.   Dunlop recounted the ‘ludicrous tradition’ prevalent among butchers in Dublin called ‘whipping the herring’. On the last Saturday of Lent, one of their number dresses in sheepskin, to […]

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