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The 'Start' and the Finished: The Pub and Irish Emigrants to Britain

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 8:00am 4 Comments

A short extract from a chapter in my book about the history of the role of the pub in the lives of Irish emigrants. This is a part of  Chapter 7 of 'Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 11:00am 8 Comments

1. Ancient Irish law decreed 24-hour opening.

Under Brehon Law – first codified in the sixth and seventh centuries – each local king was required to have his own bruigu (also sometimes spelled brughaid), or brewer. A bruigu was obliged to have “a…

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'Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish Pub'

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 4:30am 9 Comments

Here is a short extract from Chapter 8 of my book "Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish Pub." This section looks at the history of the Irish pub in the USA. 

The book is available on Amazon, etc.

United…

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'Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History Of the Irish Pub'

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Perhaps some contributors may find this new book of interest:

"Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History Of the Irish Pub"

By Kevin Martin

Release date: 15 May

Publisher: The Collins Press

Available to pre-order on Amazon…

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