Mulligan’s: Grand Old Pub of Poolbeg Street by Declan Dunne is now on sale. The book was officially deemed a bestseller by Nielsen BookScan on 6 June, 2015.
Welcome, welcome, welcome to Mulligan’s: Grand Old Pub of Poolbeg Street – the official biography of the world’s most famous pub.
As you can see, people are already jumping for joy at the prospect of reading it.
Here you will find extra material including pictures and nuggets of history that have not seen the light of day until now. You lucky devils!
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Mulligan’s is more than a Dublin pub. It is a phenomenon. For more than 230 years it has been submerged in the lives of the famous and the infamous.
John F. Kennedy, Seamus Heaney, Judy Garland and James Joyce drank in it, a kidnapper was arrested in it, a man kicked his wife to death after leaving it and Brendan Behan was barred from it.
For decades, performers at the Theatre Royal thronged to it while journalists from the Irish Press smoked, fumed and interviewed celebrities in it. Dancers, Hollywood actors and singers have been welcomed to Mulligan’s, some have been run out of it, others have fled it.
The pub has inspired artists, poets, musicians and writers. Several ghosts are reputed to have appeared on the premises. In recent times, Mulligan’s has become a barometer used by global media to gauge public opinion in Ireland on sport, politics and economic strategies.
Author Declan Dunne chronicles the history of the business since its foundation in 1782, drawing on archives, interviews and newspaper reports.
He places the pub in the realm of world tourist sites and contends that while ‘China boasts of its Great Wall, New York the Statue of Liberty and Paris the Eiffel Tower, Dublin is bejewelled by Mulligan’s on Poolbeg Street’.