While our warehouse is situated in Ballymount Industrial Estate in Dublin, Mulligan's pub on Poolbeg Street is our designated gathering place.
Since 1782, Mulligan's has served as a beloved gathering spot for generations of inner city Dubliners. Over the past 240 years, the pub has become steeped in history, attracting famous patrons such as James Joyce, Judy Garland, and US President John F. Kennedy.
In 1947, a young US Congressman named Kennedy shared his first pint of Guinness at Mulligan's with Irish Press journalist Jack Grealish. While this moment is a notable part of the pub's history, it is perhaps most famously associated with James Joyce, the Irish literary giant who featured Mulligan's in his renowned short story 'Counterparts'.
Mulligan's is well known for its collection of quirky tales, including the story of Billy Brooks Carr, a man who travelled all the way from Houston, Texas, to visit the pub and fell in love with it. In fact, he loved it so much that he requested his ashes be interred there. In 2012, barman Noel fulfilled his final request by placing his ashes within the antique grandfather clock located in the pub. A portrait of President Kennedy hangs beside the clock, with an inscription below it that reads "John F. Kennedy had his first pint of Guinness here in 1947."