Pubs reopening June 29th

The loyalists and Republicans did not hook-up with Nazis though.

Finding common purpose with actual Nazi's is kinda frowned upon historically.

Go and have a nice pint of stout in the Oval later today as the place is now worth visiting again.

Finding common purpose with the Germans who in a squabble with their cousins plunged the world into a war that cost 20 Million lives, and led to Spanish Flu which killed another 50 million world wide is kinda frowned upon historically too Statty, in case you hadn't realised.

The bellicose Germans of WWI begot Nazism and those bellicose Germans of WWII - hitler himself having fought in WWI and much of the German resentment which led to the rise of Nazis and gave it the oxygen to thrive having come from the wake of WWI triggered by Imperialist Germany and their Austro-Hungarian pals.

You can't absolve German imperial ambitions from the rise of Nazism any more than you can claim 20th Century Irish armed Loyalism/Republicanism had nothing to do with German rifles
 
Sorry now, but it's very hard to argue that using Nazi-manufactured guns against enemies of the Nazis is not in some way helping the Nazis.

In the same way it's very hard to argue that those fighting along side Nazis in Spain and/or who espoused Nazi teachings in the Dail were not in some way helping the Nazis, or that those who expressed sympathy over the death of Adolf Hitler in some way condoned the deplorable acts of Nazis.

I wouldn't disagree at all that Russell, had he been successful in driving the British out of Ireland, would have helped Nazi Germany, but that's not to say he was a Nazi.
 
Finding common purpose with the Germans who in a squabble with their cousins plunged the world into a war that cost 20 Million lives, and led to Spanish Flu which killed another 50 million world wide is kinda frowned upon historically too Statty, in case you hadn't realised.

The bellicose Germans of WWI begot Nazism and those bellicose Germans of WWII - hitler himself having fought in WWI and much of the German resentment which led to the rise of Nazis and gave it the oxygen to thrive having come from the wake of WWI triggered by Imperialist Germany and their Austro-Hungarian pals.

You can't absolve German imperial ambitions from the rise of Nazism any more than you can claim 20th Century Irish armed Loyalism/Republicanism had nothing to do with German rifles
Germany wanted to be a leading power with an empire and happy to use its cousins murder as an excuse to start WW1 in the first place.

Nit haveing a navy that could leave port or challenge a global empire like Great Britan and Ireland was a huge bone of contention.

Imperial (Prussian) Germany was not Nazi or fascist no matter how hard you try set it up.

The Versaille treaty, reparations and a global depression with millions of ex-army unemployed Germans on the streets heped the Nationalist Socialist party find willing recruits to fight on the streets of Berlin etc with comunists, Marxists spartacists etc.

Loyalists or Republicans could not care less where the guns came from as long as they got their hands on them at the time of WW1.
 
I tried the eagerly anticipated Old Bear Pub on Barrack Street tonight, its opening night.

I was kinda sceptical as I didn't like Barbarella at all and couldn't see what could be done to improve the place. And before we go any further, people would want to move on from this "shud haVe bEeN namd d g8way" bollox. If you want to have it called the Gateway then fuck off and buy the place. This man Bunty has put his cash into it and can call it Bunty's Bunker for all I care.

Anyway, back to the pub.

It feels much cleaner than Barbarella was, and indeed more comfortable. I'd have had one pint in Barbarella and then moved on, but I can see myself settling in for a few pints some evening in the Old Bear.

Speaking of pints, we come to the most important part of any pub (something a lot of pubs seem to have forgotten, while they splash money on new TVs instead of making sure customers are getting a clean glass). #GetTheFuckingBasicsRight

I've said many times that I don't have any problem paying top dollar for a pint as long as it's a top quality pint, and likewise I'll never go back to a place that takes my money and gives me a shit pint in return.

The Guinness was probably the closest I've had to the Guinness in the Gables, which is the benchmark for me, and undisputedlely the finest pint of Guinness in Cork. If the quality of the pint in the Old Bear stays consistent at this level, I can see myself becoming a regular. Particularly handy as I live a five minute walk away.

Finally, I'm told that Saoirse, the gaelgoir legend who used manage the Hyde Out (formerly Nanas) has been brought in as assistant manager. That's a massive loss for the HO and a massive gain for the OB. A real character, fantastic bartender, and a person who'll turn someone who calls in for one pint into someone who stays for the night.


Overall, 8.7/10.

 
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I tried the eagerly anticipated Old Bear Pub on Barrack Street tonight, its opening night.

I was kinda sceptical as I didn't like Barbarella at all and couldn't see what could be done to improve the place. And before we go any further, people would want to move on from this "shud haVe bEeN namd d g8way" bollox. If you want to have it called the Gateway then fuck off and buy the place. This man Bunty has put his cash into it and can call it Bunty's Bunker for all I care.

Anyway, back to the pub.

It feels much cleaner than Barbarella was, and indeed more comfortable. I'd have had one pint in Barbarella and then moved on, but I can see myself settling in for a few pints some evening in the Old Bear.

Speaking of pints, we come to the most important part of any pub (something a lot of pubs seem to have forgotten, while they splash money on new TVs instead of making sure customers are getting a clean glass). #GetTheFuckingBasicsRight

I've said many times that I don't have any problem paying top dollar for a pint as long as it's a top quality pint, and likewise I'll never go back to a place that takes my money and gives me a shit pint in return.

The Guinness was probably the closest I've had to the Guinness in the Gables, which is the benchmark for me. If the quality of the pint in the Old Bear stays consistent at this level, I can see myself becoming a regular. Particularly handy as I live a five minute walk away.

Finally, I'm told that Saoirse, the gaelgoir legend who used manage the Hyde Out (formerly Nanas) has been brought in as assistant manager. That's a massive loss for the HO and a massive gain for the OB. A real character, fantastic bartender, and someone who'll turn someone who calls in for one pint into someone who stays for the night.


Overall, 8.7/10.

Welcome home sweetie
 
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