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Drinking in the dark: An exploration into the possible changes in “pub culture” over the last three decades in Ireland from an insider’s viewpoint

Kavanagh, Ciaran (2021) Drinking in the dark: An exploration into the possible changes in “pub culture” over the last three decades in Ireland from an insider’s viewpoint. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study highlights the cultural changes that have occurred in the Irish pub culture from the perspective of the people who work in the industry while also looking at the causes of these changes. The primary reason for carrying out this research was to investigate the changes in the Irish pub culture and to understand the current pub culture that the publicans believe exists in Ireland today. As time has gone by, Ireland’s pub culture has changed as new generations emerged and began consuming alcohol in different ways and places. Pub culture was examined through the lens of the industry workers who have seen the changes occur during their time in the industry over several years.

By conducting three in-depth interviews with the industry workers, discovering new insights into why the pub culture has changed became clear. Qualitative research methods were deployed in order to gather the most accurate data. With this, three main themes were brought forward in the interviews, helping answer the research questions and objectives of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Hospitality Industry
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 19:07
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 19:07
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5400

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