- ISBN 9780500514283
- 27.90 x 22.50 cm
- 201 Illustrations, 201 in colour
- First published 2008
‘Nostalgic and entertaining … beautiful and atmospheric photographs’ – The Irish Post
Ireland is synonymous with pubs, traditionally the focal point of community life. Yet in 21st-century Ireland the traditional pub is rapidly disappearing.
This nostalgic tour presents pubs from all four provinces that epitomize the charm of old Ireland. They range from the richly decorated Victorian bars of Belfast and Dublin to country shop pubs that double as grocery stores. James Fennell’s atmospheric photographs and Turtle Bunbury’s engaging descriptions capture the essence of each pub and provide a rich chronicle of this unique facet of community life.
Here is a tribute to the way things were, a representative record of what survives and a reminder of the continuing allure of the Irish pub. In these pages, everyone can find the real thing.
James Fennell is a photographer who works with leading publications worldwide. His photographs are also featured in the book Irish Furniture. Turtle Bunbury is a travel writer, historian and scriptwriter who lives in Co. Carlow. He won the Travel Extra Long Haul Journalist of the Year Award in 2006. They have previously collaborated on Living in Sri Lanka and Vanishing Ireland, which was shortlisted for the Eason Irish Published Book of the Year Award 2007.