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by Pete McCarthy

McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland epub ebook

Author: Pete McCarthy
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (March 3, 2003)
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 0312311338
ISBN13: 978-0312311339
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 432
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St. An imprint of St. Martin’s Press. The Eighth Rule of Travel states: Never Pass a Bar That Has Your Name On It. Other rules include: No. 7, Never Eat in a Restaurant with Laminated Menus; No. 13, Never Ask a British Airways Stewardess for Another Glass of Wine Until She’s Good and Ready; and No. 17, Never Try and Score Dope From Hassidic Jews While Under the Impression They’re Rastafarians, as someone I know once did on a Sunday afternoon in Central Park.

In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Fans of Bill Bryson will enjoy reading McCarthy's droll narrative of his rediscovery of his family's roots in Ireland. 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.

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Its near-symmetrical pyramid form is like the blueprint for an archetypal mountain, the resonant shape of a fairytale peak from a children’s story book.

The mountain towers over the islands of Clew Bay, the small but perfectly formed town of Westport, and P. McCarthy’s pub, which is where I’m staying

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McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland. 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

McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland. 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.

McCarthy's Bar A Journey of Discovery In Ireland.

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Despite the many exotic places Pete 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.

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

Reviews (7)
Livina
I own the book, but haven't read it (yet). In lieu of reading the book, I bought the audio CD. It took a good month to get to me since it shipped from the UK. That doesn't affect its rating - I'm just saying. To my surprise, the CD is only 2 audio discs in length. It says it's abridged, but it leaves me wondering HOW abridged or if the book book is truly that short? I don't know. The product is fine; the CDs played. The story was fun and funny but was a little all over the place for my liking. The humor was good, dry, accessible. Some of the stories were interesting. I didn't really care for the pilgrimage tale, and it seemed to take up a lot of play time that I think could have been better spent on anything else. A friend of mine recommended this book to me before my wife and I's trip to Ireland. I didn't have time to read it, and I got this audio version more than a year after having gone there. Entertaining? Yes. Would I recommend it to someone who loves Ireland? Yes. Would I recommend it to someone who's never been in a preparatory capacity? Nah.

Wiliniett
It's a little embarrassing to be reading a book in a public place & guffaw aloud. It attracts attention but no matter, this book is simply too funny to allow yourself to care what others think. My husband & I enjoyed this book tremendously & decided to go to McCarthy's Bar in Castletown-Berehaven on our recent trip to Ireland. It's actually Maccarthy's Bar & looks exactly the same outside. We met Adrienne Maccarthy 4th generation owner, who is mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of Pete's book. She noted that my son & I said we were home when we saw the Kerry Red Stag Family Crest on the wall. We talked to Adrienne for an hour or so & when it came time to move on she refused to allow us to pay because we're family & said let's go outside for photos. The pooch on the cover is her recently deceased dog, Bailey. She said Pete was a great guy & stayed in touch often. We were so glad that the way Pete described the town, the people & the other areas in the book are exactly the same now as it was when he originally wrote the book back some 10+ years ago. If you enjoy English & Irish humor, you will enjoy this book....just be prepared for people to "give you the look" when you find yourself unable to surpress the laughter that's bubbling out of you.

Nalme
I give this book to all my American friends before their first trip to Ireland. Offers great insight to our Irish sense of humour!

Dagdardana
This is one of the funniest and most entertaining books I have read. I have bought copies for more than a dozen of my friends who visited Ireland or intend to or claim the nationality. Pete McCarthy comes through a lovely man and a clever observer of human behavior with an abundant ability to see the fun in people and to join in their enjoyment himself. I wish I could have met him in a McCarthy's bar somewhere but alas he passed much too young. If you are one of Ireland's potential visitors, this book will speed up your plans. Even if you are not, this book is a great experience; a great laugh. I read a chapter again now and then if I have a sit down day. Highly recommended.

RED
I love travel books. I have loved them with a perfectly idiotic passion ever since I was a kid in Seldovia and read The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton and with him climbed the Matterhorn and worked on a tramp steamer through the Suez Canal and battled cobras in India and was boarded by pirates in the South China Sea. After that I was incapable of walking out to Linder's Beach and looking at the way Cook Inlet fell off into the Gulf of Alaska without wondering where else I could get to if I set sail for the horizon.

Richard Halliburton taught me that the best travel books are written by someone you wish had waited for you to come with. An Englishman of Irish descent, Pete McCarthy descends upon the island of Ireland with Rules of Travel, such as the eighth rule, Never Pass a Bar That Has Your Name On It. He never does, and in between never passing those bars among other things he climbs Croagh Patrick and goes on a medival purgatory, I think mostly so we don't have to. If you never wanted to go to Ireland, don't read this book because there will be no stopping you once you have.

Keramar
Whimsical and charming most of the time. The section on the religious retreat with fasting and exhaustion was intriguing. Now and then Mr. McCarthy is unkind and judgmental.

Unde
Great read. I love books on travel stories. Very similar to the writings of Bill Bryson. Highly recommended if you like his stuff.

Oh, it's a great little book packed with more or less respectfull comments on Ireland, the Irish and life itself in all it's strangenes. Can actually be used as a travel guide to both common known and less known and absolutely unknown sights in Ireland, but You might not be able to down quite as many pints as McCarthy as You follow his tracks from pub to pub - and he only or mostly anyway visited the ones with his surname on the sign. There is sort of a small theme about Noel Redding, the now late bass player with The Jimi hendrix Experience, who lived in Clonakilty, South West Cork, Ireland, for many years, and that is why I by chance and Google stumbled into this book. I did an interview with Noel back in 1992 and sort of kept in contact. He did actually mention something about a writer, he'd met in 'his' pub way out in the nothingness of rural Cork. Must have been McCarthy. Anyway. This book i certainly not a thriller, McCarthy sure takes his time, but he is a funny and wise and sharp travel companion - even if you just read a chapter or two in bed at night.

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