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8 memories and oddities that make Irish pubs the greatest

“They’d go up your arse to find out who you are”.

shea O'Shea's pub, Borris, Co Carlow Source: Element Pictures

LAST NIGHT THE wonderful documentary The Irish Pub aired on RTÉ One.

The film acts as a “tribute to the greatest institution in Irish society” and captures not just the pubs themselves, but the publicans who run them.

The Irish Pub highlights some great characters, some great pub characteristics, and brought back some great memories of the establishments features.

Pubs like….

Gertie Browne’s in Athlone

O’Shea’s in Borris

Where you can buy putty (1), wellies (2), an oven glove (3), WD-40 (4) if the fancy takes you.

james1-2-630x428 Source: James Fennell Photography

Currans in Dingle

J. Curran's Shop/Pub, Dingle Source: soleir

And the rest

There are truth-telling bar men


Childhood ‘memories’

Callcard memories

And misplaced (or well-placed?) oddities

Source: Element Pictures Distribution/YouTube

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About the author:

Emer McLysaght

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