A tale of two pubs

The latest issue of Irish America features two stories about pubs. The mag doesn’t make a connection between the two, but we do.

The first story notes that Pat Cohan’s bar in Cong, County Mayo “where John Wayne and Victor McClglen brawled and raised pints in John Ford’s ‘The Quiet Man,’ ” has been put up for sale.

The place was a shop until being transformed into a bar about five years ago, but it seems the visiting tourists haven’t bought much drink.

I A’s second story details how a new version of the American television sitcom “Cheers” is going to be produced on Irish language network TG4.

One of the creative directors said the new show will be “set in a picturesque town in the West of Ireland” rather than a city like Dublin or Boston, home of the original.

Seems like they might find a set ready to go in Mayo. Sláinte!