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    • Publication date:15 Mar 2001
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McCarthy's Bar

A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

By Pete Mccarthy
Read by Pete Mccarthy

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  • ISBN: 9781844564248
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2006
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