' The Inns of Ulster '
Travellers in Ireland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries found that the houses were the inns. One of them, William King , reported that ' every house where you came was your inn, and you said no more, but put off your brogues and sat down by the fire'. Even as late as a hundred years ago, apparently, the traveller could come from North to
South of Ireland without crossing the threshold of an inn. Ireland is still hospitable to the stranger, and the story of the Irish inn is a recent one. Ivor Herring will tell it tonight, salted-as all stories of inns should be-with good stories.
This is the concluding talk in ' The Old Order Changeth telling the story of ' Change in Ulster '.
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