Thirst — or, “20 of the best pubs in Ireland.”



Paddy Not Patty: A Modest Proposal to the People of the New World

It’s Paddy, not Patty – EVER.

Now, get ready for some eye candy. If these pub reviews don’t make you thirsty for a pint of the black stuff, I’m not sure what will. I’ve plucked just one example from twenty.

20 of the best pubs in Ireland: readers’ tips (The Guardian)

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, readers salute the idyllic locations, great music, bonhomie and creamy stout of the island’s brilliant pubs

The Marine Bar, Pulla, Co Waterford

On the fringes of the Ring Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area), the Marine Bar has been keeping the locals watered for more than 300 years. Nowadays the pub is known across the sunny south east for its traditional music sessions, led by owner Christy O’Neill. Hunker down for some ballads (participation welcomed) after a day’s exertion on the wild Copper Coast or cycling the excellent Waterford Greenway. Friday night fireside sessions are the most popular, but there’s music throughout the week. The black stuff optional, but highly recommended.
— Steve Kirby