Irish Times – Barfly: Flannerys, Denmark St, Limerick

27 Jul 2016

With a 130-bottle whiskey collection and beautiful snug and grocery bar, the old-style pub at the front of Flannery’s has become its figurehead

At 82 years old, Michael Flannery must be the oldest working barman in Ireland. His sons, Liam and Seamus, put his enthusiasm for the job down to his love of great conversation and the fact that once you’re on the premises and you talk to a customer you’re already on duty, so why would you be giving up the job.

He never wants to quit, they say. Besides, he has fantastic pedigree – his grandfather started the chain of events in Rearcross in Tipperary in 1898 opening the first family pub. Read full article on the Irish Times »