The Pub' is as much an Irish icon as the 'black stuff' drank in it and forms an integral part of Irish life and culture, whether its located in the big city or a quiet country village.
Part drinking den, part community centre, part confessional, part dealing house and often these days, part restaurant; the pub is Irish life in a nutshell. And like Ireland itself, the character of the Irish Pub has changed a lot over the years.
With extracts from the book 'The Story of the Irish Pub' by Cian Malloy produced with kind permission of The Liffey Press, Discovering Ireland Vacation has selected ten historic Irish pubs that have been handed down through family generations for over 100 years.
Their stories are fascinating; a real insight into an important part of Irish culture:
Ashes' - Dingle, Co. Kerry
Bohan's Bar - Feakle, Co. Clare
Country Club - Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Kavanagh's - Glasnevin, Co. Dublin
Kenny's - Ballygar, Co. Galway
Larkin's - Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny
Mansworth's - Cobh, Co. Cork
McDonnell's - Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Moran's - Kilcolgan, Co. Galway
Rabbitt's - Forster St, Galway
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For more information on Irish pubs check out 'The Story of the Irish Pub' by Cian Molloy.