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ISBN13: 9780312311339
ISBN10: 0312311338
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The #1 Irish Bestseller

Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mothers homeland. In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, “never pass a bar that has your name on it,” he encounters McCarthys bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four oclock in the morning.

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

Praise for Pete McCarthy and McCarthys Bar:

"[McCarthy] is a worthy addition to the ranks of P.J. O'Rourke, Bill Bryson and Peter Mayle...He narrates a series of hilarious and surprising adventures with an acerbic eye and a comedian's gift for timing...This wonderful debut will appeal to readers who are looking for a well-observed travel guide, or simply for its incisive hilarity." - Publishers Weekly

"[McCarthy's] chronicle of what he heard in these neighborhood gathering places/social clubs/confessionals was quintessentially Irish, which means hilarious, sentimental, surprising and revealing." - The Dallas Morning News

"McCarthy makes an amiable traveling companion - witty, affable, with an endearing knack for meeting, or attracting, the most eccentric characters...With self-deprecating wit and a sly sense of the absurd, he makes even the most mundane experience entertaining." - Booklist

"Unfailingly sharp, good-humored, and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue." - Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of Bill Bryson will enjoy reading McCarthy's droll narrative of his rediscovery of his family's roots in Ireland." - Library Journal

"McCarthy's Bar is as far removed from the staid, traditional travel guide as one likely could get and still learn where to go, what to see, how much it might cost and what to expect." - San Antonio Express News

Synopsis:

In this hilarious and affectionate homage to Ireland, Pete McCarthy recounts his rollicking adventures around the Emerald Isle in search of his Irish roots. Operating under the rule "Never Pass a Bar That Has Your Name On It, " he visits McCarthy's Bars throughout Ireland, meeting fascinating, friendly, and funny people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. This is a wonderful portrait of a rapidly changing country and its people.

Synopsis:

The #1 Irish Bestseller

Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland.  In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. 

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

Synopsis:

Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland.  In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. 

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

About the Author

Pete McCarthy was born in England to an Irish mother and an English father. He was the writer and performer of many travel series for radio and television in the United Kingdom. McCarthy's Bar, his first book, was a bestseller in Ireland, England, and Australia.

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hoskinso, January 20, 2009 (view all comments by hoskinso)
This is a very well written story of travel in Ireland. The author is on a quest to find his identity in the homeland of his ancestors.

It has great images of the area and people and can make a reader feel as if they are their with the author.
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Claire1105, May 30, 2007 (view all comments by Claire1105)
'McCarthy's Bar' is by far the funniest book I have ever read. I would whole-heartedly reccommend this book to anyone, especially those who have first hand experience of Ireland. You are guaranteed to laugh out loud - I had a few embarassing hits of laughter on the bus, in a cafe and even had it confiscated in class.

McCarthy was an extremely funny man, and yet also has a knack for describing things as they are.

McCarthy unfortunately died of cancer in October 2004 - just as I had finished reading this book. RIP.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312311339
Author:
McCarthy, Pete
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
McCarthy, Pete
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Ireland Description and travel.
Subject:
McCarthy, Pete - Journeys - Ireland
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.47 x 0.98 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312311339 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this hilarious and affectionate homage to Ireland, Pete McCarthy recounts his rollicking adventures around the Emerald Isle in search of his Irish roots. Operating under the rule "Never Pass a Bar That Has Your Name On It, " he visits McCarthy's Bars throughout Ireland, meeting fascinating, friendly, and funny people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. This is a wonderful portrait of a rapidly changing country and its people.
"Synopsis" by , The #1 Irish Bestseller

Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland.  In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. 

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

"Synopsis" by , Despite the many exotic places Pete McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland.  In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. 

Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outside, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

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