The decline of the pub in rural Ireland.
In 2007, three programmes in the Leárgas series 'Deireadh Ré' set out to record some of the disappearing local institutions of Irish life. This extract is from 'An Pub', a programme about the decline of the country pub in Ireland.
Presenter Padraig O'Driscoll says that 800 country pubs have closed over the last three years.
Cén fáth? Cá gcuirfimid mhéar an mhilleáin?
Deir tábhairneoir Michael Folan go bhfuil na costasaí an-trom. Dar le Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair, aisteoir a bhí ina thábhairneoir, go bhfuil saol sóisialta na tuaithe millte gan na tithe tábhairne.
This episode of Léargas was broadcast on 14 May 2007.
The documentary series 'Léargas' that ran from 1996 to 2008 on RTÉ Television and covered a wide range of topics.