McCarthy's Bar

A Journey of Discovery In Ireland


Author: Pete McCarthy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466866373

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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"It was half past five in the morning as I lurched through the front door of the B&B. Mrs. O'Sullivan appeared just in time to see me pause to admire the luminous Virgin holy water stand with integral night-light, and knock it off the wall. Politely declining the six rounds of ham sandwiches on the tray she was holding, I edged gingerly along the hallway to the wrong bedroom door and opened it." Despite the many exotic places Peter 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. Through adventures with English hippies who have colonized a desolate mountain; roots-seeking, buffet-devouring American tourists; priests for whom the word "father" has a loaded meaning; enthusiastic Germans who "here since many years holidays are making;" and his fellow barefoot pilgrims on an island called Purgatory, Peter pursues the secrets of Ireland's global popularity and his own confused Irish-Anglo identity. Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outsider, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

Nation States

The Cultures of Irish Nationalism


Author: Michael Mays

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739121177

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 6215

Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking at Irish nationalism as a site of struggle, Mays examines both the myriad ways in which the nation fashions itself as the a priori ground of identity, and those processes through which nationalism engenders an ostensibly unique national identity corresponding to one and only one nation-state, the place where we always have been, and can only ever be, 'at home.'

Internet Right from the Start


Author: Oliver H. U. Heathcote

Publisher: Payne Gallway

ISBN: 9781903112816

Category: Internet

Page: 96

View: 8102

Perhaps everything about the Internet leaves you feeling confused and puzzled or maybe you've seen it briefly and need more information. There has never been a better time to start. Whether you want to look up train times, think up questions for a trivia quiz or e-mail your cousins in Australia, this book takes you through it in simple straightforward English. Internet Right from the Start is a useful guide for 16-18 year-olds on introductory ICT courses and adults either at work, attending evening class or learning on a home PC, this book develops ICT skills starting from the very basics through to an intermediate level. You will learn: How to look up and search for information on the Internet Use maps sites to get directions if you are going somewhere unfamiliar Download pictures, music and software Shop for groceries, CDs or even a house online E-mail documents and photos across the world for the cost of a local phone call Chat with friends and colleagues online Saving text and graphics

Crash Course in Creativity


Author: Brian Clegg,Paul Birch

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749438333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 585

* Crash Course Series books offer rapid, structured introductions to key managment skills

Making our way

a family history of Nugents, Kings, and others


Author: Walter T. K. Nugent

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: 306

View: 7620