The pub, the poet and the pint. In Dublin, they seem to be inseparable. There is a striking range of hostelries to choose from. With this book you can discover the gin palace, the long hall and the spirit grocer, and read about the characters who frequented them. Included in this full colour handbook are descriptions of, snugs and shebeens, the notorious Monto, and biographies of the city’s most famous literary figures.We also explain how pubs came into being and role women played in the birth of the culture.
“Colourful and entertaining…[the book] gives the reader plenty of excuses for passing an afternoon in literary libation contemplation”. THE IRISH TIMES
“Connoisseurs of Irish pubs will want to buy the excellent guide book by Colm Quilligan”. RICK STEVE’S GUIDE 2013