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“It is Saturday evening. The week’s work is done. Five or six men who have toiled together during the week, find themselves near a tavern. They go in. After a few rounds of drink a man finds he has got to the limit of his pledge allowance. What is he to do? Stand up and walk out, after having drunk at his workmate’s expense? Far be from hum such unpardonable meanness. If a dozen pledges stood in his way, he breaks them all, in order to stand his round like a man. On then, the drinking goes, until it reaches the tenth or eleventh round”

– Irish Ecclesiastical Record (1890)

Three men in a Dulbin pub c.1950. (Picture - jacolette.wordpress.com/)

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