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The Road to McCarthy

Narrated by: Pete McCarthy
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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From the bestselling author of McCarthy's Bar, this is a hilarious and thought-provoking journey into his Irish heritage around the world. As a veteran traveller, Pete McCarthy has long been intrigued that the emigrant Irish can be found in all corners of the globe. Determined to pin down mythical tales of his own clan history, Pete is thrust into a world-wide adventure that reveals an unsettled and poignant history, while unearthing a good pint in the most unexpected locations.

From the Holy Ground of Cork harbour he travels to Gibraltar and Morocco, then onwards to New York, Tasmania, Montana, and the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat before finally reaching the remote Alaskan township of McCarthy and its population of just 14 people, but a lot more bears.

©2002 Pete McCarthy (P)2003 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

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Made me want to travel.

One of my favourite writers. Looking for your name sake places is a great purpose for a journey.
The places and people are both strange and familiarand remind me, when I think of my own half baked travels 40 years ago, how scary the world can be.
I was glad to have such an entertaining companion as Pete .