Sunday, 9 February 2014

Irish clubs and pubs

As I gather stories from The Irish in Leicester the conversation inevitabley turns to the clubs and pubs that we would gather in for the drink, the music, the camaraderie and the craic. I hear about lots: The Jolly Miller, The Hare and Hounds, The JFK, The Corn Exchange, The Highfields Working Men's club and so many more buy unfortunately I have very few photos of any of them apart from the ones here of St. Pat's clubThe Palais and The Secular Hall. I'd really like to begin to gather more stories and photos about the clubs and pubs so please do get in touch if you have any.

St. Pat's.

Jimmy and Benny McEneaney
Upstairs Bar. Jim Stretton wearing the St.Patrick's tug of war shirt.

Doug McCarthy with the pool cue, Mick Shearer in the background,right, with the dark shirt and Patsy Feeney in the foreground, white shirt.

The Palais
Etta and Patrick at The Palais.

The Secular Hall
Humberstone Gate.

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  1. It's Jimmy and Benny McEneaney lol

  2. How are you related Scott? Do you have a story to tell?

  3. Hi, Benny (Bernard) McEneaney was my father and Jimmy was one of his friends. Same surname but unrelated.

  4. Knew Bennett and Jimmy through my dad Mick O'Flynn

  5. I knew Bennett and Jimmy through my dad Mick O'Flynn