McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland by Pete McCarthy

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Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland. In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning.

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.



Title : McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland
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ISBN : 0312311338
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 338 pages


Reviews


Melki rated it ★★★★☆

March 18, 2017

Ireland, I remark, is a country with so many stories to tell. 'Yes,' he says. 'And some of them are true.' In his travels, Pete McCarthy held one rule - . . . never pass a bar that has your name on it. And in this enjoyable trip to the Emerald Isle, he did not pass many bars. And there's a pub - no n...


Terry rated it ★★★★★

October 20, 2008

I was really sad to learn that Pete McCarthy had died. I really felt I was going to spend the rest of my life armchair traveling with him and laugh myself silly. The only book EVER to have me laughing out loud whilst sitting having a quiet drink. Apart from the humour you take the journey alongsi...


Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2007

As a former travel writer for a magazine, you would think I would read more travel writing. But I don't... I never find myself as invested in the characters within nonfiction as I do with fiction, so I've stayed away. While studying for two months in Ireland and staying weekends with my family in...


Tony rated it ★★★★★

March 31, 2009

I went to see my doctor today. He examined me and then told me that I may have two cracked ribs and a problem with my lower back. I told him that both my knees were painful, and my jaw ached. He asked me if I had been playing extreme sports, like boxing, or if I had taken a nasty fall. I told him...


Faith rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 12, 2016

I finally gave up on it about halfway through. There were lots of funny parts, and I enjoyed reading those, but I'd had enough of the "Tourism is horrible, except when I'M the tourist" attitude. Maybe I'm biased because I have a degree in tourism, but I'm so over people (not just this author) who...


Ken rated it ★★★★★

November 13, 2011

Every author needs inspiration and Pete McCarthy inspired me. McCarthy's Bar is a fantastically gentle and funny book; it grabs you from the first page. It documents his travels along the west coast of Ireland reminding those who have been what a wonderful journey that is, and making those that h...


Dale rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2008

So here's a book that my wife recommended which was also read and enjoyed by her parents - and not just because of an affinity created by the fact that the McCaffrey family often has their name misheard, mispronounced and mistranscribed as McCarthy. More likely it's simply that they've all been t...


Sandra rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2012

Non sono mai stata in Irlanda e sinceramente non è mai stata una meta da considerare tra i miei viaggi: io sono più "mediterranea" e amo poco i paesi nordici. Però devo dire che, grazie alla simpatia e allo humour dell'autore e alla bellezza dei paesaggi descritti nel libro, un pensierino sto com...


Ken rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2016

Every author needs inspiration and Pete McCarthy inspired me. McCarthy's Bar is a fantastically gentle and funny book; it grabs you from the first page. It documents his travels along the west coast of Ireland reminding those who have been what a wonderful journey that is, and making those that h...


Stefanie rated it ★★★★☆

May 01, 2015

McCarthy is a lonely / sad British man with a distaste for Americans, which resulted in my rolling my eyes a few times through the narrative, but overall it was a solidly humorous account of his solo travels across Ireland. He visited tiny towns and tourist traps and drank impressive quantities o...





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