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Luther Blissett

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Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
Hey, trying to compile an interesting facts/history list of bars in and around Belfast... hoping to share it with friends & visitors (especially my Airbnb guests)...

Anybody have some little nuggets that are less well known? Anything that would make a visit to the bar a little more entertaining....

Cheers,
LB

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 04:53:42 PM »
Sean Mc Keown  had a Pub on the Falls Road.
No Women Allowed in the Bar.
You were allowed to bring your dog.

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 07:32:17 AM »

Sean Mc Keown  had a Pub on the Falls Road.
No Women Allowed in the Bar.
You were allowed to bring your dog.


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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 08:19:57 PM »
Sean Mc Keown  had a Pub on the Falls Road.
No Women Allowed in the Bar.
You were allowed to bring your dog.


Lucky I never knew that, or even worse, some of my sisters!!!    :D  Where was it may I ask  ???
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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 01:27:52 PM »
Hey, trying to compile an interesting facts/history list of bars in and around Belfast... hoping to share it with friends & visitors (especially my Airbnb guests)...

Anybody have some little nuggets that are less well known? Anything that would make a visit to the bar a little more entertaining....

Cheers,
LB


LB - Appletree Press' 2002 HISTORIC PUBS OF BELFAST is available second hand on Amazon....good overview.

RabRow

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 04:30:33 PM »
Hey, trying to compile an interesting facts/history list of bars in and around Belfast... hoping to share it with friends & visitors (especially my Airbnb guests)...

Anybody have some little nuggets that are less well known? Anything that would make a visit to the bar a little more entertaining....

Cheers,
LB


There was a bar in Church Lane which was supposed to be the smallest in Ireland..something like that. Don't know if its still there and I can't remember its name.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 11:00:45 PM »
Was that the Viking?
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doare.

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James James

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 09:45:48 AM »
Got the pub in the remains of the oldest building in Belfast for you.

It's The Dirty Onion in Hill Street.
http://www.thedirtyonion.com/gallery/ ...  https://www.facebook.com/thedirtyonion

This is the map... https://tinyurl.com/lul5pur

It started out as a fishmongers in 1680 and after various other uses it ended up as a Whiskey warehouse, the pub was opened in 2013.   http://www.thedirtyonion.com/history/

This is a brief video about Hill Street.    https://vimeo.com/104879250

This is it in the background of this article and video about the recent unveiling by a famous Belfast boxer, of a mural art work on the gable wall of the building beside the beer garden.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/carl-frampton-unveils-mural-featuring-belfasts-bestknown-symbols-35618116.html





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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 04:22:51 PM »

There was a bar in Church Lane which was supposed to be the smallest in Ireland..something like that. Don't know if its still there and I can't remember its name.


The Boreen. Dummigans in Portaferry is reputedly the smallest.  :) :)

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 04:54:28 PM »
 :) What part of Belfast would that be in.

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 05:04:44 PM »

There was a bar in Church Lane which was supposed to be the smallest in Ireland..something like that. Don't know if its still there and I can't remember its name.


It was called the Boreen and was in Church Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  :) :)

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Re: Interesting Pub Facts/History/Events
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 06:47:55 PM »
I see, thankyou, I've just read some of the thread about it that doare posted. So, I wonder what the oldest one still in existence would be.

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 12:05:23 AM »
The Rex bar is the oldest pub on the Shankill Road, it dates back to 1865, and was owned by a lady called Mallon,
it is reported to be haunted.?
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