Pete MacCarthy – Always Visit a Pub with Your Name over the Door (#104)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins follow the journey of a man who "always went into an Irish Pub" with his name over the door. We then go to the back of one of these pubs - and find a remarkable story.

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Pete MacCarthy – Always Visit a Pub with Your Name over the Door (#104)

We are delighted to bring you Episode 4 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from a cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

Listen to the Audio.

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button (the triangle with the circle around it) below.You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download button. Enjoy!

Read The Letters.

In this episode, Mike and Carina read from two of our letters from Ireland. Click on the titles below to see the full transcript of each letter so you can read along:

  • Letter 1: A Trip to McCarthy’s Bar. In this letter, we chat about the bars and pubs of Ireland, the wandering of a second-generation Irishman – and the hilarious book he wrote after his travels.
  • Letter 2: A Remarkable Story at the back of an Irish Pub In this letter, we go into one Irish Pub in particular – it has a framed object sitting over the fireplace, and there is the remarkable story of one man attached to that piece.

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Slán for now,

Mike and Carina.

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