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Big challenge: Manager Paolo Cafolla at the bar in Byrne’s of Galloping Green in Stillorgan. PHOTO: Frank McGrath

Big challenge: Manager Paolo Cafolla at the bar in Byrne’s of Galloping Green in Stillorgan. PHOTO: Frank McGrath

Big challenge: Manager Paolo Cafolla at the bar in Byrne’s of Galloping Green in Stillorgan. PHOTO: Frank McGrath

It's almost 10 weeks since the shutters came down and the last pint of Guinness was left on the bar counter to settle.

Nobody could have imagined an Ireland without pubs. But since March 15, we haven't had to imagine.

It is only a few years since 'Lonely Planet' said pubs were the single most important attraction for tourists visiting Ireland. We asked the proprietors of some of the country's most iconic pubs about their plans and hopes.


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