Category Archives: Ireland

MESSRS MAGUIRE CRAFT BREWERS: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #32

ADDENDUM: This visit took place September 22nd 2012.  According to Dean McGuinness ‏@BeerMessiah, J.W. Sweetman’s has replaced Messrs Maguires.  Oh how quickly the world of beers keeps turning.  Enjoy this step through near-history. After a whirlwind first day in Dublin, … Continue reading

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THE PORTERHOUSE: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2 and 4: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #31

On Day Two in Dublin we go to the immense Archaeological Museum.  After a few hours of breathtaking, minute Celtic metalwork, hunger takes us. Incapable of eating fine metalwork, we soon find The Poterhouse Brewery‘s “Central” pub on Nassau Street. … Continue reading

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DRINK IN DUBLIN: Day 1 Part 2: Bull and Castle, Jameson Distillery, Book of Kells: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #30

For our first Dublin morning, the liquid brunch at Stag’s Head and tempting Celtic Whiskey Shop had simply whetted our palates. Now, annoyingly sober again, we follow the River Liffey west.  Having tasted the antiquated, we search for Dublin’s modern … Continue reading

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DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 1: Stag’s Head and the Celtic Whiskey Shop: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #29

For this Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour, we leave Derry in Northern Ireland for Ireland’s beer capital: Dublin. Our bus loops us through green pastures, lazy hills, and riverbeds.  We reach Dublin that afternoon and catch the metro to our … Continue reading

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LONDONDERRY CALLING: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #28

Our Seven Month EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues.  Last Monday’s post covered a visit to Bushmills Distillery and the Giant’s Causeway.  This Monday, my wife and I cut North, to the burnt borderland between the United Kingdom and Ireland: Londonderry. … Continue reading

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