Everywhere you go in the world it seems like you are tripping over or out of Irish Pubs – why is that? And why do the Irish especially cherish the Public house, possible due to it’s roots in Irish society as the gathering place not just of drinkers but the place to do business, exchange gossip and celebrate or commiserate. It’s usually the hub of every small village or town. And developed from the people, opening their kitchen to visitors for storytelling, music and a drop of “Poitin” 😉. These ‘unlicensed shebeens’ grew up into licensed public houses, usually alongside other vital businesses like the grocers or the undertakers, often in the same building, but thankfully not the same room!
And they still are local focal points where you’ll hear all the news and the barman’s an expert on everything worth knowing! 😊