Crowes Pub, Ballsbridge, Dublin - 522
Crowe's Pub on Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin has been a favourite watering hole for rugby afficionados and is thronged on match days, just like in this painting, being a short walk from the nearby Aviva Stadium. The same can be said for soccer matches and music concerts and indeed any exhibitions that might showing at the RDS across the road. As you can see from this painting Guinness is a big feature in this pub.
Crowes Pub was opened in 1906 by Timothy and Catherine Crowe. Timothy Crowe was on the original council that bought and opened Croke Park and was in Croke Park with his son Philip on the day of the infamous Bloody Sunday massacre perpetrated by the Black and Tans. Michael Collins was a close friend of the couple and was often found drinking in Crowes.
The Irish writer Flann O’ Brian was a regular at Crowes Pub and is even reported to have left a car blocking the entrance to the pub in an attempt to escape the Guards.
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