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Posted by Re: All quiet on the western front on June 18, 2003 at 22:19:30:
In Reply to: all quite on the western front (part 2) posted by gt on June 07, 2003 at 06:19:26:
Remember the famous slogan by Rattigans pub in Castle Street:
No cheques too big
No cheques too small
Tons of cash to pay them all.
Where Don Racine's is now located was the site at one time of a Bridewell, a type of jail for prisoners on remand. A man called Elliott (just cannot think of his Christian name)had a pub in Castle Street, could be close to where Ted Norrison had his jeweller shop. I think he was in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I, an uncle of the legendary Jackie Elliott from Spencer Street. There was another pub in Castle Street, owned by woman named Charlotte Bourke, beside George McDermott's pub. Mention of veterans of World War I reminds me of Paddy Pluck, from Shruffaun, who also served in the British Army. I think he was a Dublin man and he was 'capped'for Ireland at hockey. His son was Bernie, a psychiatric nurse who was in the drama group in St. Mary's. A lovely family. I went to school with some of Bernie's sons. Final thought: Anyone remember Mr. Watson who lived in Castle Street, just under the Boxing Club premises? Johnny Mee.
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