One page one of this book I learned the 8th Rule of Travel - Never pass a bar with your name on it.
Better advice has never been spoken.
English travel writer (although he is of Irish heritage) Pete McCarthy spends a couple of weeks wandering aimlessly through Ireland, and he took good notes. If PJ O'Rourke spend 10 days pub hopping in Ireland and wrote about it, he would have produced this book. Wonderfully funny, and probably a must read if you are of Irish heritage and thinking about making a pilgrammage back to the homeland.
And really, aren't we all planning that trip someday?