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In these lockdown times it is nice that Decades old Hartigan’s have not boarded up and although closed have left a few lights on.

Few pubs can boast a “past pupils’ union” but Hartigans has the “Sotrah (Harto’s backwards) club”, a devoted group of 1970s alumni whose most recent meeting was in Hartigan’s to mark Alfie’s 90th birthday, just two weeks before he died in 2012

However it was a Harto’s old boy, entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, who celebrated his 50th birthday by building a marquee replica of his favourite watering hole at Wanderers’ rugby ground, as the original was too small for 700 guests.

It is sad to see it closed but we all understand. A M is for Alfie Mulligan and a wonderful job The Mulligan family have done.

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