Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram in. But my liver subsides as I get older. I’m not going to tour 20+ bars in a city in a few Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia[…]

The Ultimate Monopoly Pub Crawl 2015 in London, England

Thirsty Thursdays: The Ultimate Monopoly Pub Crawl 2015 in London, England

Back in 2005, two years before this blog even existed, I was in a club in London, England with my mate John Johnson. The club was the Venue in New Cross. At the time, John told me it was on the Old Kent Road and on the heat of the moment, we decided there and Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Ultimate Monopoly Pub Crawl 2015 in London, England[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Irish Pubs in New York City, USA

New York City is definitely not one of those “cities less travelled” and it crops up repeatedly in tourist magazines. However, aside from the touristic sights, coffee shops, and skyscrapers, one well-known fact about New York is that it has a fantastic night life and despite some drinking laws, it is generally a 24-hour city. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Irish Pubs in New York City, USA[…]

Settling in Hong Kong: 5 Ways to Keep Touch with My Roots

Having spent about 3 of the last 4 years based in Hong Kong, it’s a good time for me to write about how I coped out there, away from all the comforts in the previous three countries I had lived in – Australia, England and Northern Ireland. 1. Internet Hong Kong is well connected so Read more about Settling in Hong Kong: 5 Ways to Keep Touch with My Roots[…]

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The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours

Before I tell the story of the day I worked in 2 continents within 24 hours, let me tell you that I know this isn’t cool, or rare, or unique, or even special. I’m aware of that – every day of the week people work in 2continents sometimes even 3…think of the man who has Read more about The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours[…]

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Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia

“If you really want more shout it out louder” – Usher. OK so before I launch into a tribute, the story begins, and this one needs a bit of an introduction. Even those that once worked with me in PJ Gallagher’s Irish PubI’m not sure I’ve told it all before in this much detail on Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia[…]

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Staying in Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Amsterdam, Netherlands

It was an odd but yet refreshing feeling when I headed back to Amsterdam in the Netherlands earlier this year. It completed a total full circle for me in life and in truth freaked me out a bit. The story dated back 23 years… I first visited Amsterdam back in 1991 – in fact it Read more about Staying in Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Amsterdam, Netherlands[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: The Windsor Bar Bangor, Northern Ireland (My Local Pub)

In life, at least where I come from we all have a “local”. “Down the loke”, “down the wins”, “see you in the local” are all phrases we use to describe that one pub or bar where we feel at home. We know the staff, we know the customers, it’s our local. Most of my Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Windsor Bar Bangor, Northern Ireland (My Local Pub)[…]