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McCarthy's Bar

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A journey round Ireland to visit every bar that bears the author’s name. What a wonderful idea and what a journey, made unique by its guide. This is not a travelogue but a delightful, highly humorous, warm look at different sides of Ireland, particularly its people who Pete has a wonderful way of describing. This is a must read, a gem which should lead you on to read his other wonderful books.

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McCarthy's Bar by Pete Mccarthy

Pete McCarthy`s tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world.

Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule `never pass a pub with your name on it`, he encounters McCarthy`s bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.

Reviews

'In its freewheeling, informal, jokey way, it is nothing less than a portrait of modern Ireland, in all its splendid contradictions' - Daily Telegraph

'Acutely observed and often hilarious' - Sunday Times

'Hilariously funny' - The Times

About the Author

Pete Mccarthy
Pete McCarthy was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father. He is the writer and performer of many series for radio and television, including 'Desperately Seeking Something', 'Country Tracks' and 'Travelog', for which he has won the Travelex Award for Best TV Travel Writer. His Second book, The Road to McCarthy, was published by Sceptre in 2003. Pete McCarthy died in 2004.

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Publication date

15th March 2001

Author

Pete Mccarthy

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Author's Website

www.petermccarty.net

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Travel
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ISBN

9780340766057

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