Have Ye No Homes To Go To?: The History of the Irish Pub
The pub is a central presence in our society and culture – research has even shown that going to the pub and meeting people makes us feel happier than staying at home watching TV or socialising online.
But how much do we really know about the Irish pub?
This comprehensive history entertainingly examines its evolution from the Bruideans of ancient times to Norman alewives to the Celtic Tiger super pubs.
It gives insights into the current state of the industry and reflects on the future: the pub is changing, and technology is altering the way we interact.
Also featured in this engaging history is the Irish pub in an international context, from its role in the lives of emigrants to its representation in cinema, television, literature and animation.
This celebration of these spaces of pleasure, pain and rites of passage is a reaffirmation of the need to cherish the pub as part of our living heritage.