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McGinn’s of Newbliss, Co. Monaghan

McGinn’s of Newbliss, Co. Monaghan

The pub was purchased in 1912 in trust for Annie’s father, Hugh McGinn. He was in America at the time, having emigrated there with the rest of the family. Fortunately he had mastered the bar trade, running a pub in downtown Manhattan with his brother. Unlimited access...
J & W Wright – Glaslough, County Monaghan

J & W Wright – Glaslough, County Monaghan

Before insurance costs became too extreme, Glaslough hosted an annual motorbike rally, which could draw a crowd of anything up to 10,000 persons. Ron Kendrick, the owner of Wright's, was himself a keen biker, ‘in between the hedges’, racking up a personal best at his...
Ally Bunbury

Ally Bunbury

Full details about Ally can be found on her own website here. As well as being a successful novelist, she has an honours degree in History and Sociology from N.U.I. Maynooth. Her background involves over twenty years of Communications for PR agencies from BSMG...
The McGarvey Brothers of Clones, County Monaghan

The McGarvey Brothers of Clones, County Monaghan

The McGarvey brothers were once amongst the best-known faces in the border-town of Clones. Making their way down Fermanagh Street, ambling across the Diamond or talking with friends in the shadow of the ancient Round Tower, the brothers were almost certainly destined...
Desmond Leslie (1921-2001) – An Irish Gentleman

Desmond Leslie (1921-2001) – An Irish Gentleman

The man who punched Bernard Levin live on TV, in front of 11 million viewers, was also a brilliant Spitfire pilot during the Second World War. As well as his first marriage to the stage actress Agnes Bernelle, Desmond Leslie made his mark as a scriptwriter, music...