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EnnaLake

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Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
Hello, i am posting on behalf of my father (he isn’t one for technology) and he wanted to ask me if anyone remembers Joe & Eddie Wiley? He, “I was basically raised with them in the Bog Meadows - and they also worked in Roddy’s. There was also Big Dennis Vogey. I also remember Billy Murray’s bother, from the short strand.”

Hope some out there remembers.

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 08:48:29 PM »

Hello, i am posting on behalf of my father (he isn’t one for technology) and he wanted to ask me if anyone remembers Joe & Eddie Wiley? He, “I was basically raised with them in the Bog Meadows - and they also worked in Roddy’s. There was also Big Dennis Vogey. I also remember Billy Murray’s bother, from the short strand.”

Hope some out there remembers.
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Hello EnnaLake,
Welcome to the Forum.
You might be better to post your message on the Belfast History and Memories Section as someone there may
be able to help you.
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EnnaLake

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 12:55:47 PM »
Posted on it, just now. Thank you.

Eugene Mc Mullan

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 05:39:47 PM »
I Worked as a App Baker in 1961 to 1965 in Gibsons Bakery Soudan St on the Donegall Rd. There was a pub I would go in to called Roddys on the Donegall Rd. Is this the Pub.

James James

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 12:58:43 AM »
400 Donegal Road, Roddy L. publican.
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/dcomplete1951.htm

1951  Donegal Road

 ...here is Glenmachan Street
396. Donegall Building Works, Contractors
398. Braund, A., felt maker
 ...here is Broadway
400. Roddy, L., publican
420. Adams, Wm., & Co. Ltd., linen, cotton and rayon manufacturers
422-440. Belfast Corporation Transport Dept., bus depot
 ...here is Rodney Crescent
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http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/dcomplete1960.htm

1960 Donegal Road

 ...here is Glenmachan Street
396. Donegall Building Works, Contractors
398. Braund, A., prison officer
 ...here is Broadway
400. Roddy, L., publican
420. Adams, Wm., & Co. Ltd., linen, cotton and rayon manufacturers
422-440. Vacant ground
 ...here is Rodney Crescent
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river rats

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 05:20:21 PM »
I think she means Roddys bar beside the pound across the road from oxford street bus station
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 06:10:16 PM »
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/nopcomplete1951.htm

1951  Oxford Street

37. Roddy, L., publican
 ...here is Townhall Street

Curious coincidence, an unusual surname, and the same forename initial with both people.
Might this be the same person who might have owned more than one pub. ?

https://tinyurl.com/yalh8fvh

https://www.rosss.com/lot-details/ann-morgan/roddys-townhall-street-belfast/40181/


Eugene Mc Mullan

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 06:12:21 PM »
 After working 12 hours on a Friday and walking home from the bakery ( making potato bread for the weekend ) I would pass Roddys on the Donegal Rd. I remember looking in my pocket to see what money I had. Did not have the price for a Guinness so I had to get a UB beer. They say they were the Good old days ?.

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 07:17:02 PM »

I think she means Roddys bar beside the pound across the road from oxford street bus station
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Yes river rats I think your right.
I went the Pound in the early 1960`s.
No music or bands as others have posted re the late 70`s and `80`s.
Roddys and the Pound were owned by the Knowles-Arnie (the son)and his wife Susan(a former Miss
Northern Ireland from Londonderry)ran the Pound.
The Bar was served by chosen members who went there-I remember a guy called Sean-he had a beard-but
others got behind the bar and served the drinks.
It was nothing like the place reported in later posts on the Forum.It was a proper `pub`-just simply for meeting
and greeting and `the in crowd`.
Everyone went dressed to the nines-and it was a place to go before moving on to a party somewhere.We did go
on Saturday afternoons if we were not doing much on a Saturday night!
The Pound talked about on the Forum on previous threads was no way the original Pound.Taking money from
a table in the yard-cannabis-people drunk outside in the street-the drug squad calling in!!!
Just glad I was there at the real `Pound`because it was a real `one off`` 1965/1966!
jilly

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 07:25:08 PM »
H. Roddy had a bar at 25 Ormeau Road ( at the corner of Howard St South, opposite the gasworks) in the 1960's.

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 08:35:39 PM »
Here's a photo of Roddy's bar on the Donegall Road just after it had a "slight accident"

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 07:12:57 PM »
I remember Roddys bar on Oxford St.inthe early 80's,went downhill very fast ,the barman used to bring in their spirits every morning in the boot of his car.The Pound was really great for live music.

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 09:39:01 AM »
Here's a photo of Roddy's bar on the Donegall Road just after it had a "slight accident"

      The side door was the off license.I think she means this pub as it was only a stones throw the bog meadows

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 03:32:36 PM »
Hi - I remember a Joe and Eddie Wildy who where brought up in Rodney Parade opposite the old Celtic Park Stadium - they were both barmen years ago - just wondered if as the names are similar it might be the same people ?

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Re: Roddy’s Bar (Anyone Remember?)
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 05:51:26 PM »
In the entry that ran behind Roddy's There was a place that young lads from the area used to take old food scrapings that they had collected in home made handcarts.  This "old refuse " was used as pig swill. of course there was a few bob to be earned doing this
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