The Pubs

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Operation Barnstorm and Why We Need to Hide The Barn House Pub from The USA.

Operation Barnstorm and Why We Need to Hide The Barn House Pub from The USA.

When the war finally came and the sands around the city were raised by hellfire from above, Amani could hardly believe the calm that had washed over her. All through the previous weeks, nervous energy had clung to every street in the city like…
Smells, Slang & Stout; Why The Malt House is a Working Class Davy Byrne’s

Smells, Slang & Stout; Why The Malt House is a Working Class Davy Byrne’s

Each and every June, they don their straw boaters and bedeck themselves in their finest Edwardian splendour. By foot, bicycle, and horse-drawn cart, they can be seen as they to and fro around that familiar circuit. They'll be spotted alongside…
The Bottle Boy: North Wall Quay

Two Pints and a Short Back and Sides: Trying to Define The Bottle Boy

When boyhood's fire was in my blood, you'd often find me - huddled with the rest outside the hall. Them all with their extra bags and tracksuit bottoms; and me, with no such additional accoutrements other than a note which had been begged from…
Leonard’s Corner

A Tale of Two Visits: Discovering Leonard’s Corner under Abnormal Circumstances

Looking back on it now, with the gift of hindsight, and decent software that chronologically catalogued all the photos from the year, I can see that we were fitting a lot into that summer.   Big weekends like the one in question…
The Clamper, The Angle Grinder and The Regular: A Visit to Lowe’s in Dolphin’s Barn

The Clamper, The Angle Grinder and The Regular: A Visit to Lowe’s in Dolphin’s Barn

Our visit to Lowe's in Dolphin's Barn brings creamy pints and plenty of entertainment.
Harkin’s – The Harbour Bar: Grand Canal Place

Harkin’s – The Harbour Bar: Grand Canal Place

I was thinking about canals the other week. Not just in general – I had Dublin’s two canals – The Royal on the Northside and the Grand on the Southside on my mind. Now I’m not here to delve into the wider history of them, today, but…