No looking for a row, or for a lecture.
Just want to know, if you stay in a hotel, in the Republic on Good Friday will there be normal serving of alcohol in the bar ?
I would assume yes you can as they would have to cater for all guests Christian or not?
Apparently you can so long as it is served with a meal.
[quote="babydust2012":22qde5yf]I would assume yes you can as they would have to cater for all guests Christian or not?[/quote:22qde5yf]
Well I am not a Christian and I cannot drink on Good Friday! It's not a Christian Ban it is a state ban. If that was the issue than only Christians would be banned from buying drink in pubs, supermarkets etc instead of everyone.
Yeah, I always thought you could.
It's my wedding anniversary on Easter Saturday and my husband and I were goign to go away for a couple of nights to a hotel, starting Good Friday, thinking the hotels would be quiet (cheap) due to Good Friday. Neither of us drink so we didn't care about not having alcohol. But then we remembered it can be served in hotels so not going to go Good Friday now as the hotels will be packed and probably priced accordingly.
It's crazy that this law still exists, when you think about it. Not that it bothers me that I can't buy drink on the day (I think we'd all be better off with a few alcohol-free days here and there), but having a state ban for religious reasons just seems ludicrous in this day and age.
Look up lidl breaks, prices havnt changed, were going away for exact same reason sk, but were not T total, and dont see ourselves sitting in an empty bar all night !
Anybody here working in a hotel that can clarify if its only with a meal ?
[quote="Flower Girl":3h0kbh5g]..having a state ban for religious reasons just seems ludicrous in this day and age.[/quote:3h0kbh5g]
Hear hear! An absolutely ridiculous and archaic law.
As far as I know, if you're staying in the hotel, they can serve you and you're charged the next day. It's not that you can't drink on good Friday, it's that you can't purchase it in the republic, so the hotels get around it that way. I'll double check with himself and get back to you....
Yep you def can, as long as you're resident, they just run you a tab and you pay the next day or when you check out, the law prohibits sale, not consumption!
I didn't think they could serve it unless you are a resident? So the normal public bar wouldn't be open.
Yomammaso, why not ring the hotel you're thinking of going to?