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Postby CDow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:26 pm

Does Beoir have an official stance on the licensing hours that operate here on Zgood Friday & Christmas Day?

I have no problem staying out of a pub on either day, or any other day, but I do like a choice and think that people should be free to exercise their own choices.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:59 pm

I'd agree with that. Prohibition is wrong. But no, it's not something we've ever campaigned about.
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Postby sbillings » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:50 am

I have to say I feel the same as CDow about this. I don't have a problem with staying out of the pub, but I don't like being told I'm not allowed to go to the pub. It's inconvenient, particularly with it being the Friday of a bank holiday weekend. The fact that it has its roots in a religion I don't happen to subscribe to doesn't make me feel any better about it either.

I like to make sure I have at least on beer and a serving of red meat on the day in question.
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Postby kenmc » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:11 am

I always try to get a brew done on bad friday. Also, there's usually a Leinster game in the RDS and the bars inside are open ( it's a private club :D ), and just in case I've a couple of cans of Punk IPA chilling in the fridge anyway. Add a burger from one of the on-site vendors, a Leinster bonus point win and voi-la, Great Friday!

But yes concur with above, there are many many days in the year when I don't go to the pub. Indeed there are many many - well ok - some - days in the year I don't even have a drink - like yesterday for example. But it should be MY choice. Not some archaic sky-fairy worshippers who get to decide what *I* do with *MY* time.
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Postby noby » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:27 am

Crikey, Ken has risen from the dead!
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Postby Rory » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:57 am

I think believers should feel free to observe the day however they see fit, but the state's role as it stands, curtailing everyone else by default, is pretty inappropriate.
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Postby Barry M » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:59 am

noby wrote:Crikey, Ken has risen from the dead!

I was thinking the same. Old school! :D
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Postby kenmc » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:20 pm

haha yeah I remembered that I used come here sometimes once upon a time. But then I took up bike racing, and that got in the way of brewing and drinking. Then I had a baby and that got in the way of brewing and drinking and bike racing. So now I dunno what to do!

I figured that easter would be a good time for resurrection - I believe there's some sort of prior art?
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Postby Barry M » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:58 pm

Welcome back, Ken. I've also been largely absent from the front end of Beoir and brewing, but at least making inroads on the latter recently, getting my life back a bit :)

And back on topic, of course pubs should be allowed to open. Is Ireland the last country that has such a rule for good Friday?
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Postby TheBeerNut » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Barry M wrote:Is Ireland the last country that has such a rule for good Friday?
In Europe, I'd say so. I doubt many others broadcast the Angelus on national public TV and radio either. That's another anachronism that most people would agree is a bit silly but nobody really has the energy to stand up and get it changed.

Regarding Good Friday, if the pubs wanted it, it would have changed by now. It's a competition-free day off.
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Postby Diablo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:22 pm

TheBeerNut wrote:
Barry M wrote:Regarding Good Friday, if the pubs wanted it, it would have changed by now. It's a competition-free day off.


You'd think they'd campaign for Good Friday to be held on a Monday, rather than the busiest day of the week.

One of my local restaurants is doing BYO tomorrow within 100 metres of a Garda station. They seem to be unaware it's illegal. Will let y'all know if we get raided.
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Postby noby » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Diablo wrote:
TheBeerNut wrote:
Barry M wrote:Regarding Good Friday, if the pubs wanted it, it would have changed by now. It's a competition-free day off.


You'd think they'd campaign for Good Friday to be held on a Monday, rather than the busiest day of the week.



They'll probably make up for it between tonight and Saturday.

The one and only benefit is a hassle-free setup in the Franciscan Well tomorrow.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

noby wrote:The one and only benefit is a hassle-free setup in the Franciscan Well tomorrow.
Admit it: you only started a brewery to get the Good Friday lock-in at the 'Well.
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Postby noby » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:26 pm

A chance would be a fine thing. Double brew day tomorrow.
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Postby Diablo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:31 pm

Barry M wrote: Is Ireland the last country that has such a rule for good Friday?


There is some voluntary observance in Northern Ireland. I was unable to buy alcohol in the tap room at Hilden last Good Friday.
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