About the book
The number 1 Irish Best Seller. Despite the many exotic places Pete 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.
Reviewed by Bedhampton Reading Group:
It made us laugh – we compared it to other travel books we have read i.e. Into Siberia (much happier) and Bill Bryson and Tony Hawkes – they have a better reason for travelling than him. Those who have visited Ireland agreed that it is like that!! Some members found the book ‘too light’ for their taste.