34 thoughts on “The Men In White Coats

  1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    That’s a young Ian Dempsey on the left.
    Watney’s Red Barrel and Tuborg make me suspect late 60’s – early 70’s.
    Ads for Phoenix make me suspect Waterford direction.
    Bottles of Campari, Dubonnet & Fernet Branca – somewhere with notions.

  2. yupyup

    I don’t know where it is. It’s taken about 20 years before I was born. I would love to go back in time for a few quiet drinks there though.

        1. benblack

          I memorised that word ‘almanac’ when I heard it first – Back To The Future I – as something I had obtain and was absolutely necessary for my future self. Luckily, I found that I had a pretty good memory.

          1. Paulus

            Old Moore’s Almanac was a popular reference for everything from Fair/Market Days etc, and even some Nostradamus-like predictions.

  3. Gabby

    They dressed like hospital orderlies in pubs then. Perhaps during the continuing pandemic some pubs could relocate to hospitals, where outpatients might be served a pint by appropriately uniformed barmen when getting tested.

  4. Brother Barnabas

    looks like the Fantasticks musical was on at the time. when performed in dublin, reference to “rape” was changed to “abduction”. there was a film version made a few (?) years ago; it was awful.

  5. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    A pub in Cork city – The Long Valley – still offered pints served by white-coated barmen in the mid nineties. Decent watering hole.


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