Mccarthy's Bar: A Journey Of Discovery In Ireland by Pete MccarthyMccarthy's Bar: A Journey Of Discovery In Ireland by Pete Mccarthy

Mccarthy's Bar: A Journey Of Discovery In Ireland

byPete Mccarthy

Paperback | March 31, 2003

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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 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.

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.
Title:Mccarthy's Bar: A Journey Of Discovery In IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.31 × 5.48 × 0.94 inPublished:March 31, 2003Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312311338

ISBN - 13:9780312311339

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I liked it, but it wasn't my favourite. He was funny, but I don't think it told a very cohesive story of his self-identity-journey as the blurb protrayed. Might be better if you know more about Ireland initially.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay... Any critic that says a book is "the funniest thing I've read in years..." might actually indicate they don't read much. As a writer, Pete McCarthy is very...amusing. He is enjoyable. He is engaging. But he is NOT laugh-out-loud funny. He is NOT funnier then Bill Bryson, despite what the critics say. I enjoyed the book, it bored me a little in places, and I think I might even recommend it on occasion, but by no means the best travel memoir I've ever read.
Date published: 2006-11-18

Editorial Reviews

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.