McCarthy s Bar

Praise for Pete McCarthy and McCarthy's Bar: "[McCarthy] is a worthy addition to the ranks of P.J. O'Rourke, Bill Bryson and Peter Mayle.

McCarthy s Bar

McCarthy s Bar

"It was half past five in the morning as I lurched through the front door of the B&B. Mrs. O'Sullivan appeared just in time to see me pause to admire the luminous Virgin holy water stand with integral night-light, and knock it off the wall. Politely declining the six rounds of ham sandwiches on the tray she was holding, I edged gingerly along the hallway to the wrong bedroom door and opened it." Despite the many exotic places Peter McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland. In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. Through adventures with English hippies who have colonized a desolate mountain; roots-seeking, buffet-devouring American tourists; priests for whom the word "father" has a loaded meaning; enthusiastic Germans who "here since many years holidays are making;" and his fellow barefoot pilgrims on an island called Purgatory, Peter pursues the secrets of Ireland's global popularity and his own confused Irish-Anglo identity. Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outsider, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

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McCarthy's Bar
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Pete McCarthy
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-18 - Publisher: Macmillan

"It was half past five in the morning as I lurched through the front door of the B&B. Mrs. O'Sullivan appeared just in time to see me pause to admire the luminous Virgin holy water stand with integral night-light, and knock it off the wall. Politely declining the six rounds
McCarthy's Bar
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Pete McCarthy
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

Pete McCarthy's tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world. Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a
McCarthy's Bar
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: McCarthy Pete, Peter Charles McCarthy Robinson McCarthy
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Pete McCarthy admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere else. To find out if this is because it is the country of his ancestors, he sets off on a funny and affectionate journey, where the first rule is never pass a pub with your name on
McCarthy's Bar Poster
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Pete McCarthy
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-06-01 - Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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Pubs of Ireland West Cork
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: M. D. Healy
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-26 - Publisher: M. D. Healy

A virtual West Cork pub crawl, and no hangover! The Pubs of Ireland West Cork eBook is a "coffee table" style photo book containing color photos of beautiful authentic traditional Irish pubs in West Cork, Ireland, great for viewing on all tablet reader devices. All brand new West Cork Irish

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