[Tagging] How to map Irish pubs?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 12:49:44 UTC 2019

On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 11:10, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> In Italy the only places that get the amenity=pub tags, are Irish or
> British pubs (i.e. places that call themselves with English names and
> usually carrying "pub" in the name, and typically selling British/Irish
> beer and burgers / chips), so there is no big need to make distinctions
> within the group of objects with this tag (well, unless you care for/can
> define the distinction between Irish and British pubs)

It may be the case in Italy that there is no discernible difference between
British and Irish pubs,
but that is not the case in the UK.  It's not just a matter of the brands
of beer that are sold
(a British pub might not have draught Guinness or Murphy's but it would be
unusual for an
Irish pub not t have at least one of those on draught).  An Irish pub is
very likely to have formal
or informal folk singing accompanied by bodhrans (traditional Irish hand
drums).  Less likely
than in years gone by, regulars of an Irish pub in England might be hostile
to English people.
The cultural differences are significant; it's more than just a fake veneer
of fad-of-the-month
cultural appropriation.

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