Rural Pubs in Ireland Becoming ‘So Yesterday’

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  04.25.08 | 1:43 PM ET

imageThe Irish pub may be ubiquitous around the world, but it’s struggling in parts of its homeland. Mary Jordan writes in the Washington Post, “Wealth has given the Irish more options and less time—a bad combination for the local pub. More people are spending sunny weekends in Spain rather than evenings of ‘craic,’ as good times and conversation are known, down at the pub.” The video that accompanies Jordan’s story is below.

Related on World Hum:
* World Hum’s New Seventh Wonder of the Shrinking Planet: The Irish Pub
* How To: Down a Pint in a Real Irish Pub
* The Authentic Irish Pub vs. the ‘Irish Pub Concept’

Photo of a pint of Guinness by Arkangel, via Flickr (Creative Commons).

4 Comments for Rural Pubs in Ireland Becoming ‘So Yesterday’

Lee Ann 04.25.08 | 4:41 PM ET

Good thing tourists are there to flesh out the natives! If no one talks too loud, you can pretend they are all Irish!

Eva 04.28.08 | 11:08 PM ET

Mike, is that a Hilary Duff reference in your headline?

Michael Yessis 04.29.08 | 12:21 PM ET

Nah, just a quote from the WaPo, so maybe they’re giving Hilary the nod.

You a fan, Eva?

Eva 04.29.08 | 1:02 PM ET

Nope. I actually had to google “So Yesterday” after reading the headline a few times, to figure out which teenybopper was singing the song I had stuck in my head…

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.