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The following works were consulted during the research for The Irish Pub book.



  • Bell, Stanley, ‘The Story of Sir Robert Hart‘ (Lisburn Historical Press, 1985)
  • Brody, High, ‘Inishkillane: Change & Decline in the West of Ireland‘ (Penguin Press, 1973)
  • Molloy, Cian, ‘The Story of The Irish Pub: An Intoxicating History Of The Licensed Trade In Ireland‘ (Liffey Press, 2003)
  • Ní Bhrolcháin, Dr. Muireann, ‘The Tara Skryne (Gabhra) Valley in Early Irish Literature
  • O’Gorman, Andrew, ‘A Handbook for the Licenced Trade‘ (A. O’Gorman, 1994).
  • Sykes, Tom, ‘What Did I Do Last Night?’ (Ebury, 2007).
  • Taylor, Alice, ‘The Village‘, chapter entitled ‘Men Alone’ (St. Martin’s Griffin, 1994).
  • Tohill, J. J. ‘Pubs of the North: An Exploration‘ (Portaferry: The Author, 1990)
  • Wilson, Thomas M, ‘Drinking Cultures: Alcohol and Identity‘ (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2003)


Essays & Articles


  • Durdin-Robertson, Matthew, ‘Blood or Whiskey: Irish Pub Culture and Irish Identity in London‘ (Roehampton University, 2006)
  • Helm, Jamie, Changing habits threaten Irish country pubs(BBC News, Sunday, 6 May 2007)
  • Kelley, Austin,‘Ireland’s “Crack” Habit: Explaining the Faux Irish Pub Revolution‘ (Slate, Thursday, March 16, 2006)
  • McGovern, M. (2003)’ The Cracked Pint Glass of the Servant: The Irish Pub, Irish Identity and the Tourist Eye‘ in Cronin, M. (ed) O’Connor, B (ed) Irish Tourism: Image Culture and Identity (Clevedon: Channel View Publications)
  • Orwell, George, ‘The Moon Under Water‘ (Evening Standard, 9 February 1946).