OK, OK, truce! I’ve been informed that my Drogheda Pub “Quiz” was ridiculous and unfair, so I’ve decided to give you the answers, just in case you’re interested. No one won the prize for Paddy’s Day, anyway! 🙂
1. This pub used to be called Carley’s, but was purchased by an American who fell in love with it and renamed it after the old Irish Currency.
A: The Punt
2. Which pub is known for its own resident dog, a small black terrier-mix that routinely trots around the roof ledge and occasionally runs away? (I also saved this dog from being hit by a car once when I was pregnant, but that’s another story…)
3. Which pub is Frank’s favourite haunt? (Ok, Ok, I go sometimes, too…)
4. Which pub is pronounced “Carberry’s” and is said to be Drogheda’s oldest, most traditional pub?
5. This unassuming pub actually draws in the greatest number of young folk on the weekends, mostly for the football and their house band, The Enemies – which one is it? (Hint: the name above the door is not the same as the actual current name)
6. Which pub did the farmers frequent back in the days when the cattle market ran through town?
A: The Market Bar
7. This pub sits in the shadow of Laurence’s Gate and has a music/comedy venue in the back half, aptly named, “The Venue.” We’ve been to see Declan O’Rourke and Jason Byrne here, among others.
A: McHugh’s (see Sarsfield’s pic – McHugh’s is across the street. :))
8. Which pub has a horse-racing theme running through it and is even connected next door to a bookie’s? Hint: We had the cast party there after the premiere of Frank’s short film, “Slan Agus Beannacht.”
9. This pub is one that I’ve only been to twice but I would love to frequent more as it is lovely inside – Frank, however, is not so keen as he says it’s a pub for our parents’ generation.
A: The Pheasant
10. One Christmas, Frank and his friends decided to tour the Drogheda pubs they never drank in. After stopping off in this pub, they decided to go back to their regular place.