“Pillars of the Community”: Pubs and Publicans in Rural Ireland

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The traditional importance of public houses or “pubs” in Irish culture, economy and society is widely acknowledged and has been analysed by a number of studies (McCarthy 2001, Munoz et al., 2006; Patterson and Brown, 2007). Pubs in Ireland provide a fertile terrain for various social activities and represent significant incubators for the development of human relationships and social networking across the whole country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrewing, Beer and Pubs
EditorsIgnazio Cabras, David Higgins, David Preece
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages326
ISBN (Print)9781349691012
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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