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mal49

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 07:19:44 PM »
2nd row down,3rd from left is Liam McMahon who owned the Bunch of Grapes on corner of Earl Street in Sailortown and later the Park Inn on Oldpark Road.

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 08:19:33 PM »
Second row front,5th from right  Benny from Bennys bar Garmoyle st?

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 09:39:56 PM »

thanks very much I will add it to the list!! I wonder if the Pubs of Ulster would have the names???
redhillsannie  I contacted the pubs of ulster/ vintners association at university street in Belfast in relation to a pub that I was told my gt grandfather owned down at the docks called THE BUNCH OF GRAPES to see if they could give me any information about the pub but they told me I would have to contact the Belfast & ulster licence & vintners association down at the titanic quarter in Belfast as they would hold all the records, but I was unable to find a phone No for them,  but hope this can help you in some way.
I see mal49 posted about the bunch of grapes on the corner of Earl st in sailortown I wonder if it would be the same pub or do pubs just change names with the new owner.                      johnw
 
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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2013, 11:08:18 PM »
They used to be just listed under the licence holder's name, as pubs didn't change owners as often then, many being run by the same family over generations. That makes it hard to find even popular pubs. I seem to remember three 'Bunches' in  Belfast, the one you know, one in Sandy Row, and the one on the Beersbridge Road that my father managed for many years.

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2013, 10:54:10 AM »
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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2013, 10:57:17 AM »
The one in the centre of the back row was Bob Kerr who was married to georgie and owned lindsy thompsons on the shankill road.
Lizzie Thompsons ????

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 11:20:17 PM »
that was not john keenan qho worked in the midland hotel in the sixties.  that was his nephew pat


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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2014, 03:12:21 AM »
that was not john keenan qho worked in the midland hotel in the sixties.  that was his nephew pat

Danny....I spent two Summers and then two years working full time in the Midland and during this time I got to know John Keenan quite well. :)
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2014, 10:48:18 AM »

Danny....I spent two Summers and then two years working full time in the Midland and during this time I got to know John Keenan quite well. :)


Any connection with Robbie Keenan who had a pub on the Springfield Road sj  ???
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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014, 02:04:32 PM »
Hello Theresa,

I don't know. ..I only knew John .
How are you keeping.
I will be in London on and off for a few  weeks from 19th June to 18th August.  .Would like to meet with you as London is our base ;) but will be in Belfast also[size=78%] [/size]
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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2014, 08:08:37 PM »
Hello Theresa,

I don't know. ..I only knew John .
How are you keeping.
I will be in London on and off for a few  weeks from 19th June to 18th August.  .Would like to meet with you as London is our base ;) but will be in Belfast also[size=78%] [/size]

I'll definately be in both places at some during during that period sj, will send you a pm when I recover from having my grandchildren.  I'm looking forward to meeting you and your lovely wife  :)
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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2014, 12:40:44 AM »
Kevin Rooney owned Maddens for many years, I done a few wee jobs for Kevin and always got a free first point when I went in on a Friiday.

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 05:41:12 AM »
2nd Row 5th from left - John McIlhatton??

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2014, 12:20:58 PM »

Do you know if John Keenan owned The Viking in Church Lane?
that was Hugh Keenan. his son in law Harry{the big bopper} mc gavick also a good amateur boxer and later ring announcer,
great guy

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Re: Belfast Publicans - Can you name them?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2014, 07:30:26 AM »
 ???    Did the mc gaviks run a pub out near Dundrod ?
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