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.

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  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.

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        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.

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          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.

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  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.

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  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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