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archive-title Daily Archives: 2018-02-01 14:26:37

Daily Archives: 2018-02-01 14:26:37

The Dame Tavern through the years

Every few months we pay a digital visit to the Irish Newspaper Archive in the computer rooms of the National Library and do a bit of digging on some of Dublin’s best known pubs. Recently we did a search for 18 Dame Court where the Dame Tavern resides now today. It’s a fantastic little family […]

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Before Brogans was Brogans. A history of names.

In 2017 we took a group around Dublin on a ‘New Pub Pub Crawl’. We took them to Jimmy Rabbitte’s, Bourkes, Underdog, and Pipers Corner. For each of these pubs we did a bit of a historical survey and checked the Irish Newspaper Archive for any historical mentions of the pubs or businesses on those […]

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The advert for The Palace bar from 1949

  A few months back we made a visit to the National Library to have a look at a few historical books of interest relating to pubs. One of these was the 1949 guide to Irish pubs simply called ‘Where to drink’. The book goes into very good detail on the various well known pubs […]

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