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Finnegan’s of Dalkey.
My favourite pub, and has been for the last 25 years or so.Finnegan’s of Dalkey a successful family run emporium, has had many illustrious visitors over the years, and is a place where they can ﬁnd a haven without being bothered by curious and nosey locals or passersby. A consistent remark by the celebrities who over the years have dropped in to have an un
interrupted pint or a lunch time meal is “We were left alone and not bothered by anyone”. It’s an unwritten rule, and rigorously followed, no photos, unless permission is asked and granted.People who have nodded to me over the years (the reverse is more like it) include Brad Pitt with Neill Jordan, Bono and the Edge, Lisa Stansﬁeld and Ian Deveney, Mel
Gibson, Pearse Brosnan, Milo Ó Sea, racing drivers Eddie Ervin and Damon Hill, and of course Maeve Bunchy RIP, who was a frequent visitor. Sure it’s no wonder that when Mr and Mrs Ó Bama were recently visiting Ireland, the Missus decided
she wanted to call in ‘for a little drop’
Pictured are proprietor Dan Finnegan, with the First Lady Michelle Óbama and Dan’s wife Colleen. Joe Aug ’13
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