Saturday, 17 March 2012

BLOG #70 - DAVY BYRNES, DUBLIN

CÉAD MILE FÁILTE!

Top of the morning to all friends from fair Erin’s Isle! If you’re Irish come into this parlour...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day one and all! Gave my shillelagh a good rub and polish before I got out of bed this morning – and much needed it was to!

Unlike a lot of people in the UK who will today claim to be Irish descendants of one kind or another – tracing their roots right back to when all Blarney had was a pebble - I can safely say that I’m 100% pure Anglo-Saxon – with perhaps just a dash of Viking thrown in for good measure! Not one drop of Irish blood in me! To be sure, to be certain!
But I have spent time in Dublin recently and if you find yourself in that lovely city - and don't take in a visit to Davy Byrnes whilst there - then you must have broken biscuits for brains! An open sandwich of Atlantic prawns and a pint of Irish red ale (an acquired taste, admittedly) in Davy Byrnes is the perfect way to while away an hour or two in the early afternoon.

A time to reflect on Dublin's rich heritage perhaps -  to think of notable Irish literary figures such as James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Samuel Beckett - somebody should tell him that Godot hasn't turned up yet, by the way! A truly friendly pub with a cracking atmosphere...

Remember this blog promotes sensible alcohol consumption...




Davy Byrnes
21 Duke St.
off Grafton St.
DUBLIN 2













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