The Death of the Irish Rural Publican
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5.4 SOCIOLOGY, Social issues
The Irish publican has played a hugely significant role in the social, economic, political and literary life of Ireland. As a country that is synonymous with pubs, it’s ironic that the role these men and women have played in facilitating our culture of community interaction and drinking customs has received relatively little attention. As we approach the first anniversary of the opening of Irish pubs on Good Friday, it’s worth reflecting on their status in an ever-changing Ireland.
McCauley, J. (2019). The death of the Irish rural publican. RTE Brainstorm, Thursday, 18th April, 13.11.