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|Historic Pubs of Dublin|
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Dublin is a great place to quench your thirst for history, beautiful sights, warm and wonderful people, and, of course, a good pint! Join Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela's Ashes as he tells the story... more »
Educational and Fun
Bernard Chapin | CHICAGO! USA | 12/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank McCourt makes for an exquisite narrator on this stellar tour of the pubs of Dublin. I visited many of them as a youth and his wanderings brought back many a memory. Part of what adds to the viewer's amusement is the recognition of just how much Mr. McCourt is enjoying himself in the process of his travels. It seems that there's nowhere else he'd rather be and the magnitude of his own cheer became contagious. Furthermore, he has done an extensive amount of background research for each segment so his insights into the greater history of Ireland--within the context of its pubs--was quite illuminating. I particularly appreciated the segment on Brendan Behan, the "drinker with a writing problem." Overall, The Historic Pubs of Dublin was a treasured diversion."
Historic Pubs of Dublin DVD
Marylou Salois | MA USA | 12/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Historic Pubs of Dublin I saw part of this program on PBS last year and since I couldn't afford the large donation necessary to obtain the DVD, I waited until it was available for purchase so I could see the entire program. It is wonderful. After a 2007 trip to Ireland and visiting some of the pubs and other sites in Dublin, I enjoyed viewing this interesting and enjoyable program. Frank McCourt's narrative is very informative and really tells a story of the history of the various pubs, Trinity College and other wonderful areas in Dublin."