More than a place to drink, the pub is a civic institution in Ireland, a sort of communal clubhouse where neighbors and families meet to mark milestones, connect, or just pass the time. Stop in for a cup of tea, a chat, a meal, or a pint. All are welcome. Here are a few pointers to help you fit in and enjoy the experience.
Be specific when you order. As Kenmare-based author VJ Fadely says, "If you ask for a Guinness, you’ll get a pint. If you order a 'pint' you’ll likely get a Guinness.