2 February 2011

Lord Mayor's Pub, Swords, Co. Dublin

Lord Mayor's Pub, Swords. Co.Dublin

"I was first told that there was an Alley in Swords by Tom Byrne when I was
trying to get information about the Boot Inn Alley in Cloghran, Co.Dublin.
He told me there was an alley in Swords but is no longer there. It was
beside the Lord Mayors pub in Swords. The pub was called O'Tooles at that
time. Bernadette Marks, of the Swords Historical Society, was most helpful
and produced 4 old photographs which were taken by Liam Herron (known
locally as Fresh) in the 1950s. The people in the Photographs seem to be
wearing their Sunday Best. Bernadette Marks tells me that the men sitting
on a wall in the background of one of the photos would have been playing
Pitch and Toss which was popular at the time."
Enda Timoney

Photo of the Lord Mayor's Pub in Swords taken by Enda Timoney, January 2011. Photos
of handball being played in the 1950s were taken by Liam Herron.


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