• Advice to tourists visiting an Irish pub in 1969

    The following advice ‘How to be Popular in Pubs’ and suggeted topics for conversation was given by Tom Corkery to tourists visiting Irish pubs in 1969;

    "If the house has a comfortable family look about it, with Herself serving behind the counter and Himself standing in front of the counter holding forth to the customers; if the walls are decorated with early-century photographs of football teams and the customers are large, ruddy complexioned men tending to bunch together in groups talking earnestly in low tones then we suggest…

    Gaelic Football or Hurling

    Autumn Sports in Lisdoonvarna.

    Political Personalities.

    The Morning Prices from the Dublin Cattle Market.

    The Price of Milk.

    The Injustices Suffered by the Rural Population as compared with the Advantages Enjoyed by the Urban Population.

    Dogs.

    Horses.

    The State of the Country."

    Extract from Publin ’69 - a selective guide to Dublin pubs, published by P.J. Publications Ltd

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