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The Dublin public house is that most enduring and clear example of communal experience in the country’s capital. This new series touches on the myriad of changes experienced by the capital city since WW2, using the Dublin pub and it’s changing urban environment as an ideal focal point.

Mindful of the effects of recession, political change and all manner of social progression, the Dublin pub has many stories to tell. Through an array of interviews with owners and managers from some of Dublin’s most beloved pubs, including John Kavanagh’s (The Gravediggers), Fallon’s off Cork Street, The Ferryman and O’Connells in Portobello, we’ll explore their enduring appeal, changing drinking habits, the gender divide, literary heritage, the Celtic Tiger effect, the changing urban landscape and what these establishments mean to the people who run and drink in them.

Other contributors include Associate Professor in the UCD School of Geography and Series Editor of The Making of Dublin City book series, Joe Brady and Associate Professor of Urban Governance and Development in the UCD School of Geography and author of Dublin Docklands Reinvented Niamh Moore-Cherry.

This series was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.