The Resource A Pint of Plain : Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub, (ebook)

A Pint of Plain : Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub, (ebook)

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A Pint of Plain : Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
Title
A Pint of Plain
Title remainder
Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
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Language
eng
Summary
After meeting an Irishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Barich-a "blow-in," or stranger, in Irish parlance-found himself looking for a traditional Irish pub to be his local. There are nearly 12,000 pubs in Ireland, so he appeared to have plenty of choices. He wanted a pub like the one in John Ford's classic movie, The Quiet Man, offering talk and drink with no distractions, but such pubs are now scare as publicans increasingly rely on flat-screen televisions, rock music, even Texas Hold 'Em to attract a dwindling clientele. For Barich, this signaled that something deeper was at play-an erosion of the essence of Ireland, perhaps without the Irish even being aware. A Pint of Plain is Barich's witty, deeply observant portrait of an Ireland vanishing before our eyes. While 85 percent of the Irish still stop by a pub at least once a month, strict drunk-driving laws have helped to kill business in rural areas. Even traditional Irish music, whose rich roots "connect the past to the present and close a circle," is much less prominent in pub life. Ironically, while Irish pubs in the countryside are closing at the alarming rate of one per day, plastic IPC-type pubs are being born in foreign countries at the exact same rate. From the famed watering holes of Dublin to tiny village pubs, Barich introduces a colorful array of characters, and, ever pursuing craic, the ineffable Irish word for a good time, engages in an unvarnished yet affectionate discussion about what it means to be Irish today
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bairch, Bill
Dewey number
647.9509417
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
A Pint of Plain : Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781510732209
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12357368
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remote
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MWT12357368
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Pint of Plain : Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510732209
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12357368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12357368
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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