Prospective president visits pub

The memorial monochrome photograph of John F. Kennedy, who visited Mulligan's in 1947. Picture courtesy of Jonas R.
The memorial monochrome photograph of John F. Kennedy, who visited Mulligan’s in 1947. Picture courtesy of Jonas R.

Mulligan’s is unique in that three of the most influential people in Literature, the performing arts and politics have visited it.

James Joyce is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, if not of all time.

Judy Garland is known throughout the world, not only because of her role in the Wizard of Oz but also because of her remarkable performances in other films and her skill as a singer.

President Kennedy pictured in the White House
President Kennedy pictured in the White House

In politics, John F. Kennedy is regarded as the consummate politician, the Camelot President who made people believe in themselves and in their country.

He visited Mulligan’s in the company of an Irish Press journalist, Jack Grealish, in 1947.

2 thoughts on “Prospective president visits pub”

  1. Hey Declan, I will send you a story about the time my brothers David, Billy, and me met President Kennedy on Nov. 21,1963. He made a speech in Houston at the Rice Hotel. My birthday is Nov 22. I might be the last person he told to have a happy birthday in person. I know he made a phone call to former Vice President John Nance Garner to wish him a happy birthday from San Antonio on Nov 22. Best wishes, Mike Carr

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