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Pints on wheels: 'People are delighted. It's like being Santa'

With pubs not due to open until August 10, a number of locals have started up delivery services. Eoin Butler decided to treat himself

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An overjoyed Eoin with his Guinness. Photo: Frank McGrath

An overjoyed Eoin with his Guinness. Photo: Frank McGrath

An overjoyed Eoin with his Guinness. Photo: Frank McGrath

A large black Nissan Navara pick-up pulls up on the street outside my house. Two men in surgical masks jump out and pop open the boot to reveal a keg of Guinness and a tap. On a sunny day, half a dozen socially distanced spectators gather around the open tailgate to gawp at a masked man pouring a delicious serving of Guinness into a pint glass for me.

Pints, kegs, pint glasses, barmen, random bystanders standing around with their mouths open… It's all a bit of a blast from the past, if I'm being honest.