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Paul Gartlan, proprietor of Gartlan's Pub, in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Paul Gartlan, proprietor of Gartlan’s Pub, in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan (photo © Atom Films)

I know little about this documentary, called “The Irish Pub“, other than it’s to be released in the US in October. But, knowing how the pub trade is changing in Ireland, I fear it’ll be something of an elegy to the pubs of old. If you aren’t aware, the traditional pubs are closing, being replaced by modern pubs with trendy decor and flat-screen televisions. Read the rest of this entry »