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The Irish Pub – A Potted History of the Irish Pub

The inhabitants of Ireland have been guzzling beer ever since the biblical Great Flood swept this earth. Irish legend holds that practically the first feet to walk this land after the waters subsided were those of a brewer and an innkeeper. In medieval times, more inns began to spring up, offering accommodation as well as food, wine and cider. The rest, of course, is history.