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 Pub' and is the start of a larger section on Irish…Continue
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 never-dry cauldron, a dwelling on a public road and a welcome to…Continue
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.
Up to 1830, the majority of Irish immigrants to North…Continue
"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 etc.
The pub has been at the center of Irish life for…Continue