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How many things can you buy in an Irish pub?

Wellies? Oven gloves? Toilet roll?

WHEN YOU THINK of the local, you probably think of having a sherry or an ale, a carvery or a bit of a sing-song.

There are pubs up and down the country though that offer infinitely more than than typical boozer experience… places where you can browse for groceries as you imbibe, or perhaps pick up some DIY essentials…

Nathy Brennan’s, Tubercurry, Sligo

At Nathy Brennan’s pub in Tubercurry in Sligo they appear to sell toilet roll.

After all, nobody wants to wake up after a feed of pints with no toilet roll.

Pic: Michael O’Domhnaill

Foxy John’s, Dingle

Half hardware store, half pub, Foxy John’s has everything for the discerning customer.

Here we pick out some of our favourites:

1. Assorted ‘good’ scissors

2. A handy bucket

3. Various books

4. Insulating tape

1. Some good quality safety gloves

2. A heavy duty torch

3. White spirits (not to be confused with alcohol)

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1. Toasters

2. Radiators

O Shea’s, Borris, Co. Carlow

O’ Shea’s acts not only as a pub and a hardware store, but also as a general grocery store where you can pic up a tin of peas while you have your pint.

Image: James Fennell Photography

1. Putty

2. Wellies

3. An oven glove

4. WD-40

Image: James Fennell Photography

1. Paint rollers

2. A saw

3. A decent toilet brush

Curran’s, Dingle, Co. Kerry

At Curran’s you can have a pint, and while you’re at it pick up a cap, a shirt, and a pair of wellies.

via YouTube/Gerald Hogan

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Does your local sell more than just booze? Let us know in the comments, and send a picture if you can to emer@dailyedge.ie…

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