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Taking a tour around Dublin’s best boozers

Friday, 16th November, 2018 6:00pm
Taking a tour around Dublin’s best boozers

The decorative lamps carried by metal arms highlight the entrance to Neary’s.

Taking a tour around Dublin’s best boozers

The decorative lamps carried by metal arms highlight the entrance to Neary’s.

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DUBLIN has had a long association with its pubs.

The capital grew rapidly in the 17th and 18th centuries, becoming a major port for trade around the world and, as a result, a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses and public houses opened  up across the city.

An important part of the city’s prosperity was also the Guinness brewery, founded in Dublin in 1759 and becoming a major employer.

Many drinking establishments have survived from these days and have stories to tell, often involving historical figures and even fictional characters.

In Dublin Pubs, author Pat Dargan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through some of Dublin’s most interesting, oldest or most famous watering holes.

Many of the pubs have retained features and traditions of previous ages, and some are regarded as architectural gems.

In the book Dargan reveals the variety of Dublin’s pubs today and tells of the many characters that have frequented or run the public houses over the years, for which Dublin is justly renowned.

This is the latest addition to Amberley’s popular ‘Pubs’ series which offers a fascinating insight into a unique aspect of Dublin’s rich history.

Pat Dargan has been an architect and planner for 20 years.

He recently retired as a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology and now lives between Co Wicklow and London.

The recently installed timber Victorian pub front of The Norseman. The author of ‘Dublin Pubs’, Pat Dargan.

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