Pub history

Flann O’Brien
That same afternoon I was sitting on a bar stool in an intoxicated condition in Grogan’s licensed premises.
At Swim-Two-Birds.

Grogans appears in Flann O’Briens mini masterpiece on several occassions as the place where the main protagonist, and his friends carouse drink and smoke.

The flight of the faithful

It was in 1972 that Grogans became a favored meeting place for cutting-edge Irish writers of the time. Renowned barman Paddy O’Brian, formerly of McDaids pub, began working in Grogans bringing with him regular customers of McDaids including the likes of poet Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, J.P. Donleavy, Liam O’Flaherty. Thus cementing Grogans popularity amongst the citys’ artistic avant-garde