Pete McCarthy 1953-2004

Writer, broadcaster, comedian and popular performer Pete McCarthy has died, aged 51, 8 months after being diagnosed with cancer. The author of the hugely entertaining McCarthy’s Bar, his debut book recounting his search for a, preferably, non-themed Irish bar carrying his family name, and The Road to McCarthy, relating his journey around the Irish communities of the world, will be greatly missed.

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