McDaids Pub

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    McDaids pub in Harry Street, Dublin.

    McDaid's is a classic pub and the old haunt of Brendan Behan.
    McDaid's played a part in Dublin's literary history as the local of playwright and novelist, Brendan Behan. McDaid's became the centre of a new generation of writers in the 1940s and 1950s who met in pubs in reaction to the quaint lives of older Irish writers. McDaid's was also the one time haunt of Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, J.P. Donleavy and Liam O'Flaherty. It is said that Behan based some of his characters in The Hostage and Borstal Boy on publicans he met in McDaid's and Donleavy's main character in The Ginger Man was supposed to be based on McDaid's regular, Ganor Christ. So whether you want to soak up the atmosphere of old literary Dublin or just have a soothing pint of plain, check out McDaid's on Harry Street.
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    Uncle Mike Eagle, beccafromportland, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Moya T 99 months ago | reply

      Went on a date there once many years ago......got stood up!!!!!!! ;o) Ah the memories!

    2. Atelier Teee - 3 million views and counting 99 months ago | reply

      What a great history this place has; nice shot.

    3. Horizon Seeker 99 months ago | reply

      Excellent picture of a great looking place. I love the colors and style of it..

    4. Martinish 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Literary Locations, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. infomatique 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DUBLIN PUBS, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    6. Alan P Jones 81 months ago | reply

      A great photo, please come and join us for a pint in the new Flickr group
      Pubs, in the U.K. (Public houses and bars) ,
      and please send your great photo to the group.CHEERS !

    7. Andy Sheridan 80 months ago | reply

      Nice one Joe. It's been ages since I've been here. Quality boozer.
      Please post this to the Bar Guide

    8. paperwhite [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Literary Britain and Ireland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. paperwhite [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Brilliant, many thanks.

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