The Parting Glass : A Toast to the Traditional Pubs of Ireland (Irish Pubs)By Eileen EricMcNamara
- Author: Eileen EricMcNamara
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Roth, Eric/ McNamara, Eileen
- Published: 2006-01-01
- Edition: First
"Ireland's pubd are legendary - colorful hubs of the community where locals have habitually gathered to converse, sing, dance, and share a little craic agus ceol with their stout. In The Parting Glass, renowned photographer Eric Roth leads us on a meandering journey through forty-three of the finest pubs from Malin to Mizen. The text by Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara describes the pubs' beginnings, uncovers the great public and literary figures who frequented them, and brings to light the owners and workers who, by nuturing the authentic character of the pub, contribute so much to Irish culture. The pubs included here have influenced and taken part in Ireland's vibrant literary, social, and political traditions, from providing James Joyce with inspiration for his novels to shlethering United Irishmen activist Robert Emmet. Some are historic taverns, while others are more contemporary, but all maintain the pub's timehonored atmosphere and respect for history."--Inside book cover.