GRACE NEILL'S PUB
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The story of Grace Neill's Pub.
Self proclaimed as the
oldest public house or 'pub' in Ireland, (not true. The oldest pub
is Sean's Bar in Athlone which has been around since 900 AD) it is
located in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland.
Establishing itself as
a pub in 1611 when it opened to the public, it was owned and managed
by Grace Neill a colorful lady for the late nineteenth and beginning
of the twentieth centuries. She was a sharp woman and welcomed
strangers to her pub with a kiss as greeting. She passed away in
1916, though it is claimed her spirit lives on to guide the running
of her public house.
Many portraits depicting Grace Neill adorn
the walls of the pub and it has apparently stayed much the same
since her ownership of it (though whether that is due to the guiding
hand of her spirit or not is up for debate).
The front room is
where the unexplained activity occurs with glasses moving around,
lights going on and off and footsteps being heard overhead. Some
claim to have seen a lady in Victorian dress 'within a puff of
steam' roam the pub and have felt an invisible presence as well.
Dear Grace remains
contentious as ever.
Grace Neill's Pub
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