The Story of the Irish Pub: An Intoxicating History of the Licensed Trade in Ireland

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Whether referred to as an ale house, a tavern, an inn, or the modern-day pub, it occupies a very special place in Irish history and culture yet surprisingly little has been written about it. This book tells the history of pubs in an entertaining and

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Overview

Whether referred to as an ale house, a tavern, an inn, or the modern-day pub, it occupies a very special place in Irish history and culture yet surprisingly little has been written about it. This book tells the history of pubs in an entertaining and

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Published in association with the Vintners' Federation of Ireland, a trade association of publicans, this book traces in intriguing detail the history of pubs in Ireland from earliest times to the present. In the first section, freelance journalist Molloy provides an overview of the licensed trade, which occupies an important place in Irish social history. The second section contains profiles of 100 pubs, arranged by province, that have been run by the same family for over 100 years. Only one Dublin pub falls into that category, but a list of Dublin pubs with historic architectural merit is provided in the appendix. Each pub listing is illustrated and accompanied by a short history. The index, which lists pubs by name, county, and province but not by town, might pose a slight inconvenience for tourists. Still, this book should be popular in communities enthusiastic about all things Irish.-Ravi Shenoy, Naperville P.L., IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904148135
  • Publisher: Liffey Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2003
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Photographs and Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction 1
The First Drink 5
Brewing Techniques 6
Early Ireland 8
Saints 10
Ancient Law 12
Modern Beginnings 16
Blame the Pope 19
General Licensed Trade 20
Money 21
Whiskey 22
Norman Decline 25
The Start of Pub Controls 28
Better Brews 29
The Curse of Cromwell 30
Time Please 31
Fair Dues and Dirty Gaugers 31
Other Measures 34
Signs of the Times 35
Orange Gin 36
Marriage Licences 38
Coach Houses 38
The Wet War 39
Genesis of Genius 40
Poteen 41
Spirit Grocers 42
Further Liberalisation 44
Competition 45
The Vintners' Guide 47
Anti-popery Porter 49
Ireland Sober, Ireland Free 50
Laissez Faire 51
After the Famine 52
Railways and Canals 53
Pubs and Politics 54
Pubs and Policemen 55
Further Restrictions 57
Bona Fides 58
Muddled M'lud 61
Sanity Returns 62
Drunkenness 63
Trouble Brewing 64
Travellers' Tales 65
Black and Tans 67
Cask Shortage 69
Insurance 70
Unionisation 71
The Price of a Pint 73
New Licensing Laws 74
Pub Numbers 75
Goodbye to Grocery 78
Lounges, Ladies and Lager 80
Dark Spirits 82
Losing Your Bottle 87
Unification and Division 88
The Last Decade 90
Family-Owned Pubs of Connaught 93
Family-Owned Pubs of Leinster 143
Family-Owned Pubs of Munster 203
Family-Owned Pubs of Ulster 267
App. A Dublin Pubs of Historic Architectural Merit 291
App. B A Note on Money 293
App. C Liquid Measures in 19[superscript th] Century Ireland 294
Bibliography 295
Index 297
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