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Enjoying the ambience of an Irish pub

A common saying is that to be Irish you must like to play golf and then spend the 19th hole at the pub. It’s hard to determine which is more popular for the true Irishman; for visitors to this beautiful island of green (“It’s just drop-dead gorgeous”), it is easy to play golf during the day and visit pubs in the evening.

Recently on a visit to Killarney in the County Kerry (called the “Kingdom”) in southwestern Ireland, the visitors dined at the pub each evening following the men’s day of golf. It seemed that a pub was nestled in between every two or three other businesses, so there were many from which to select. To insure a table, reservations were always made.

Two evenings of pub dining were spent at the Porterhouse Gastropub, managed by Edward Donoghue who always assures his guests that it would be a perfect evening for the closing of a perfect day. The live Irish music sets the mood.

Chef Erlandas Vaitkevicius, a native of Lithuania, pl...

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