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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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