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Mam's motto was the show must go on - and we will all answer Ireland's call in this time of crisis

Billy Keane


Keane's Kingdom

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'The show will go on even though our pub is dark tonight.' (stock image)

'The show will go on even though our pub is dark tonight.' (stock image)

'The show will go on even though our pub is dark tonight.' (stock image)

We closed up John B's on Saturday night last. Our pub has been shut down now for a week. Mam and Dad bought the place 65 years ago and the longest we have ever been closed in all that time was when they died. And that was only for a couple of days.

Mam died four years ago and a bit. John B's was opened the day after the funeral for our summer pub theatre. We had a few friends and family in on the night Dad was buried.

The show must go on, were my mother's strict instructions. The show will go on even though our pub is dark tonight.