A Pub of Many Owners
From Brendan Brady, a famous Dublin publican in the 1850s, to William Daly, in the 1800s the 25 Wexford Street Property changed many hands. It was in 1872 that it was bought for £920 by a Daniel Tallon. Namechecked in James Joyce’s Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake, Tallon was a larger than life character and prominent figure in Irish society. He owned a tailors, a pub on George’s street and was a respected politician having served the longest term in History as Lord Mayor.
‘Then,lo and behold, they blossom out as Adam Findlaters or Dan Tallons. Then think of the competition. General thirst. Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.’