Has this guy crossed Dublin without passing a pub?

Courtesy of Alex, this guy thinks he’s cracked joyce’s ancient puzzle, with computer aided technology… He’s looking for people to falsify it, so get weaving!!

Update: The Guardian seems to think Rory has proved his point

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  • John Ó Néill

    Does he not pass ground floor bar of Mercers Hotel at the corner of York Street (follow where he exits Stephens Green West at the corner of York Street and Upper Mercer Street)?

  • Cahir O’Doherty

    From what I read elsewhere (rte.ie I think) he didn’t count hotels with bars/restaurants that serve alcohol!

    Personally I prefer the other solution which is to cross Dublin without passing a bar by simply going into every one you see!

  • John Ó Néill

    I just had a look on street view and the ground floor of Mercers specifically says Cusacks Bar & Restaurant on the window. I think he passes a couple of night clubs on Harcourt St as well – do they not count either?

  • Mick Fealty

    Alex called the Harcourt Street problem too…

    I think Rory may be in the process of proving that despite all the deflationary pressures on the trade, at least one truism on the Dublin bar business remains good 100 or so years later…

  • Caoimhín

    He’s walked right past the Conradh na Gaeilge pub on Harcourt Street. Has a great session on a Tuesday night.

  • Mick Fealty

    CnaG running a pub? Since when?

  • Mrs jones

    There’s a boozer at the start of Mespil Street.Funny how that route Begins in a Red Light District and ends Not far from another.A 21 century joycean puzzle would be good.
    Is it possible to walk from a Northside boozer to a Southside bar without spotting 1)a beggar 2)a drug-adddict 3)a chemist 4)a job.

  • Metacom

    Cna G runs ostensibly a private club in the HQ basement on Harcourt. Strongly encouraged to go down and practice after ranganna. Found my standard of spoken Gaelige increased proportionately with the number of pints imbibed (or maybe it just seemed so)!!!