Yeah, the Gem is now called Traceys and is in the Rise. Same lovely old couple there and they still do the Smooches!
Tolka manager is now the bar manager in Na Fianna. Or was before lockdown. Who knows now.
Is the old Tracey’s mini supermarket not the new chemist premises ? The chemist I think was or is moving/moved from that single story premises on the corner that once was home to the local shoemaker (not Shamy btw).
Karl. A great skin.
Tolka House gets a lot of funeral trade business. May have dropped off right now, but imagine it’ll bounce back financially, a lot quicker than most other neighbourhood locals.
I was told that the bar was private yesterday lunchtime for a funeral reception and people started arriving as we left.
Ample rarely gets an airing anymore.
‘That’s ample, thank you’
That’s enough !
The line is fine
How do you like them amples?
I went to school with Karl, it wasn’t him that barred us.
Bushe’s was a good spot. Smith’s not so good, and I also agree, Bald Eagle is grand, it’s different, good feel to it, nicely lit, not too pretentious, good service last few times I was there, small things that aren’t so small.
Didn’t know what to make of the new Botanic House when saw it a couple of years ago
The Botanic House is an odd one. They’ve tried a few different openings there over the years, one version was the Bird’s Nest. Nothing seems to work, maybe it’s the location just hidden behind Harts Corner. But for the most recent opening restaurant part is run by Wright’s and the food was fine and it seemed popular. The bar is a lovely big room with great TVs for a match. Nothing wrong with it at all so maybe this time it would have worked…
Where you the lads in the video throwing tables and chairs? I thought I recognized you…
Jesus, you throw one chair in this town and you get a bad name…
About 35 yrs ago myself & pal were sitting at the bar & we could see into the other bar but we saw 3/4 pt of Guinness on the tray under the counter for at least an hour. Guy came in & barman topped it up I said it to the guy who tasted it & refused it. Barman was hopping and told me to get to fu ck out and don’t come back. I have never stepped in the place since
Tut tut. A very bad business. Ramifications and repercussions.
We went into one night after work around 10 when it was the The Birds nest ( Clarkes). A very big guy at the bar and his partner. Closing time he orders 10 pints . Had the first one drank before the barman had them all served. 7 for him 3 for her.