In 1938, Mulligan’s brought some luck to one of its neighbours, Edward Dwyer, a dairyman who operated at Number 7 Poolbeg Street beside Mulligan’s.
Dwyer was among four Irish winners of the Irish Sweepstake in 1938. He won £3,000.
The broadcast of the Cesarewitch from Newmarket, the result of which decided the Sweepstake winners, was not without its drama.
The radio at number 8 Poolbeg Street, Mulligan’s bar, around which the prospective ticket-holders had gathered, went dead.
An electrician was called and, having worked feverishly, he managed to bring the set to life again just in time for the winner to be announced.