Legend has it that the bar is haunted by a Beamish drinker whose spirit took offense to this Smithwick’s pint.YouTube

Some spots in Ireland are known for their ghostly apparitions, but the locals at Barney Mac’s pub, in Drogheda, County Louth, got the fright of their lives when they saw a pint of Smithwick's explode right in front of their eyes.

This CCTV, posted to YouTube by BroadSheet.ie, shows the locals' confusion as a pint of Smithwick's explodes.

The pint, as you can see, is unattended and undisturbed on the table.

Of course the breakage, it can be reasoned, was caused by the fact that glass was very hot coming out of the dishwasher before the very cold beer was poured into the glass causing the glass to contract and break.

However, we prefer the owner of Barney Mac’s explanation that the pub is haunted by the ghost of former patron Joe Murphy. Apparently Murphy was a Beamish stout man. Maybe he took offense to Smithwick's being drunk.

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*Orignally published March 2015