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Frank O’Brien (1922-2017) Landlord of O’Brien’s Grocery Bar, Athy
‘You’d hear the same stories every week. Poor fellows. It all came back to them. They’d been prisoners-of-war and were badly shell-shocked. The things they’d seen.’ Frank O’Brien recalls the war veterans who drank in his family pub, as well as the Eucharistic Congress of 1932, the glory days of 1950s sport and the manner in which Lord Walter FitzGerald liked to shop.