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Ireland Craft Beers Pop-Up Bar at the Fleadh Cheoil 2015

By Donal McLynn on August 28, 2015

It was a warm June weekend in one of London's busy bars in Dalston, the topic of choice - craft beer! As we enjoyed our drinks under the sun in the heart of Stoke Newington, a mixture of alcohol and day dreams induced the idea of creating a craft beer “pop-up” bar in the back garden of my family pub in Sligo town during the Fleadh Cheoil weekend. Our mission was to educate the masses on Irish craft beer. For anyone that is re...
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Life’s Too Short to Drink Cheap Beer

By Shane McCarthy on July 24, 2015

“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of f*cking fabrics. C...
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Observations in the Old Local

By Shane McCarthy on June 26, 2015

It’s Friday night around 9pm in the local and things still don't look like they've changed too much from the norm... The familiar furniture, the clocks on the wall running alongside the dusty pictures of the last local club Championship winning side. The same crowd sit along the back bar benches and the old men chin-wag continuously upon their prestige high stool. Friday nights bring with it the two hour burst of youth with the ar...
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