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A Compendium of Irish Pints

A Compendium of Irish Pints

The Culture, Customs and Craic

In Ireland, a pint – having one, going for one, buying one – is a cultural institution. It’s about so much more than 568ml of beer in a glass. But how did a simple pint become such a phenomenon?

In A Compendium of Irish Pints, Ali Dunworth delves into the culture, customs and craic surrounding pints in Ireland, from airport pints to unplanned pints, pints for celebrations and pints for commiserations, festival pints, quiet pints, crisps and pints and everything in between.

With illustrations by Stephen Heffernan, aka Hephee, that perfectly capture the culture of pints in his iconic style, you’ll find yourself working up a thirst and sending that text we all love to get: ‘Pint?’


ISBN: 9781739210588
  • Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 139mm x 190mm
  • Publication date: 07 May 2024
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    About the author

    Ali Dunworth is a writer, journalist, consultant and events curator who loves writing and talking about food and drink so much that she’s made a career out of it. She started out working in hospitality before a career behind the scenes in food TV. In between TV productions, she always returned to bar and restaurant work, either waiting tables, making drinks or back in the kitchen. There was even a year spent cooking at Lord’s Cricket Ground and another running butchers in Melbourne. As a freelance food, drink and travel writer, Ali contributes to the Irish Times, Food & Wine Magazine and many others. She also curates and hosts numerous Irish food events and festival stages. At the heart of everything Ali does is great local food and drink and a hunger for the stories that go with them. Cooking, writing, storytelling, washing up, pouring pints, writing about pints – she’s done them all, and as a freelancer, she’s always prepared to do any of them again. @alidunworth

    Stephen Heffernan is a designer and illustrator who is best known for his work on Instagram under the name Hephee (pronounced heff-ee). His work has a largely comedic focus and is based around social commentary and the nuances of everyday life. After working in the design and ad industry for eight years, as of 2023 he has gone freelance, working on national and international projects with clients such as Coca-Cola, Jameson and An Post. @hephee