Sunday 11 December 2016

Pubs are vital to country life

Published 15/01/2012 | 05:00

Sir -- Your 'Letter of the Week' of January 8 has prompted me to write a few words.

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My friends and I like to go out at night for a few drinks. They are able to get the bus to and from the pub. As there is no bus going in the direction where I live, I get a taxi as the journey is all hills and a bit more than I could manage to walk.

A large proportion of the people who live in the area covered by the south Kerry coroner Terence Casey do not have these facilities available to them. Some of them are, like me, living alone. Surely the country pub acts as the local conference centre where knowledge of every description is imparted by those who are more "in the know" on a whole variety of matters which are vital to country life.

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