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Friday, February 22, 2013

Nun Guts—No, That's Not a Typo

Posted by on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

It's things like this that make me proud to be of Irish descent. I think. The lede:

An Irish publican has been prosecuted after police found dozens of "nuns" drinking illegally, several hours past closing time on his premises.

Christy Walsh, who runs the bar in Listowel, County Kerry, has been fined a total of 700 euros (£605) after his pub was raided twice in one night.

He had helped to organise a charity event in the town last July, in which hundreds of people dressed up as nuns.



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Ah, Listowel! Drank a few pints in John B. Keane's pub there back in '01 after doing a performance of Mamet's "Speed-The-Plow" at the local converted-church/theatre. Mrs. Keane took us under her wing and, even though it was after serving time, fixed the cast a huge tray of chicken salad sandwiches, proclaiming, "we mustn't let the poor actors starve now, mustn't we!" We stayed well past-time (11:00 back then), as did most of the other patrons - Mrs. Keane just drew the window curtains and switched off the outside lights - which, we very quickly discovered was an almost universal practice: you could stay in as long as you pleased after time was called, but once you left, you were out for the night.

Irish hospitality, that is...
Posted by COMTE on February 22, 2013 at 3:22 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 1
sodom and begorra, more like. i LOVE THE IRISH.
Posted by scary tyler moore on February 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM · Report this

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