The Road to McCarthy, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Setting off from Ireland, Pete McCarthy takes us on a wonderful journey around the weird and wonderful Irish communities of the world.

In his own inimitable style, Pete recounts his adventures and escapades as, in Morocco he meets the head of Clan McCarthy, and then goes on to visit the renowned Irish peoples of New York.

He journeys to the southern hemisphere and then back again to the United States before ending up in a small town called McCarthy in Alaska.

Will he encounter enough McCarthy's Bars, as he continues to obey the eighth rule of travel: 'never pass a pub with your name on it'?

This is a funny, affectionate look at the Irish communties of the world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages, 2 integrated halftones; 6 line maps
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780340766071



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Gave up, after the first few chapters. Could not get interested in why he was trailing around the world to meet people with his name. Unlike, say Bryson who gives us a context to where he is travelling, this felt like meet the odd foreigners and see my funny experiences. But then i am not a travel writer fan! I have his first book which given its awards may be better as this one may not have been published but for the success of the first volume...

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Didnt really enjoy it, was expecting it to be much better after reading McCarthys Bar

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