What have John F Kennedy, Judy Garland and Liam Neeson all got in common? They have all raised a glass in the legendary Mulligan's, according to a new book about the 233-year-old Dublin establishment.
RTE journalist Declan Dunne penned the book 'Mulligan's: Grand Old Pub of Poolbeg Street' about the well-known establishment, which is now in the care of the second generation of the Cusack family, brothers Gerard and Gary.
Among the well-wishers who gathered to hear some anecdotal tales yesterday was David Carr, who made an "emotional" pilgrimage to the bar from Texas.
The ashes of his late son Billy Brooks Carr are famously kept in the grandfather clock in the bar, as it was one his favourite places to visit in Ireland. The Cusack brothers said it was a "pleasure" for them to work in the famous pub while growing up.
"All Ireland days were fantastic, I remember getting off school on a Monday to collect glasses and I used to go in to school on a Tuesday and I'd never need a note or anything," Gerard laughed.