Kevin Martin's Blog – November 2016 Archive (2)

10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs

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…

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Added by Kevin Martin on November 16, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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

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 States

Up to 1830, the majority of Irish immigrants to North…

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Added by Kevin Martin on November 2, 2016 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

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