It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. For some, it’s St. Patrick’s Week. For some, St. Patrick’s Day is everyday.
The U.S. invented holiday that honors Irish tradition is a reminder that there’s no substitution for the real thing in Ireland. A few Guinness bar signs, brass fixtures, a snug, fish ‘n’ chips on the menu and jukebox playing “Shipping Off to Boston” do not make an Irish pub.
It’s location, location, location. Plus, the people being nice also helps.
Last year, I wrote a series of posts about Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt’s 12 favorite pubs in Dublin that have historical significance. I managed to visit 9 of the 12 in four days. Come on, there’s only so much you fit in when you really want craft beer.
In any event, here are links to those posts for your consideration and travel planning. Drink and travel responsibly, my friends.