Lives Remembered

Ballybot man's bar was hub of social life

Newry publican Felix Larkin with former President Mary McAleese
FELIX Larkin’s pub was the hub of social life in Ballybot in Newry. It was a place where the barstool commentators had PhDs in life. Felix could tell you breed, seed and generation of nearly everyone he met. Ballybot translates into 'poor town' in Irish but it was rich in characters and Felix loved those that peppered his bar. With the stub of a cigar sticking out of the side of his mouth, he could often be seen trying to clear the last reluctant supper from the pub. Even after he was long retired he loved catching up with old customers. Felix was born into a f[...]
Lives Remembered

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