Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
ran the pub here.
Listed here in
Mick Humphrys then took it over. Listed there in [Thoms] 1891 to 1920.
Great Britain St was re-named Parnell St in Oct 1911.
Mick is gone by [Thoms, 1923].
"James Kirwin" is listed there (running a pub) in
[Thoms, 1945, p.1088].
The pub is vacant in [Thoms, 1953, p.1091].
The pub was later run by Mick Whelehan. The pub was called "Mick's Bar".
"Michael Whelehan" listed there in [Thoms, 1958, p.805] and [Thoms, 1961, p.170].
The building partially collapsed one night in 1964 (about 3 am on 16 Nov 1964).
The Whelehan family, who lived above the pub, escaped unhurt. They moved out, but the pub continued.
The pub is now vanished. Site is now Ilac Shopping Centre (opened 1981) and new apartments.
Location of Mick's old pub in [Thom's, 1914].
The pub when it was "Mick's Bar" (Mick Whelehan's) in the 1950s-60s.
This is before the collapse in 1964.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Whelehan.
The building collapse in 1964.
From Evening Herald, 16 Nov 1964.
See full page article.
The pub re-opened after the collapse in 1964.
See full size. Photo courtesy of Kevin Whelehan.
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