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Dublin Pubs - A Walk Down Memory Lane - Mulligan's, Poolbeg Street

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Originally a Shebeen ( an unlicensed drinking venue ) Mulligans has been legal since 1782, making it one of Dublin's oldest premises. Dockers from the ports, celebrities from the Theatre Royal, journalists from the Irish Press and students from Trinity College all rubbed shoulders. Famous visitors included President John F Kennedy and Judy Garland and our beloved James Joyce spent much time writing at the counter, inspired I'm sure by all the banter going on around him. Story has it that the ashes of an American customer are hidden in the Grandfather clock, always to be there when last orders are called. And the barmen have apparently seen a ghost, so not all the spirits are in bottles !! With Guinness and 32 other beers on tap, you"ll never go thirsty in Mulligans ...

My friend, Irene Greer, sent me this great article which featured in The Irish Times in 1998. Her grandfather Sam, had a saddler's shop next to Mulligans, her great grandfather opened it back in 1900. It was another era for sure but such an interesting read. He also featured in Eric Luke's photography collection " Looking Back ". Thanks for sharing it with us Irene !!

40 years of Ireland captured in photos

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