Hugely popular Offaly pub celebrates half a century in business

FIVE decades of successful trading were celebrated by the Gallagher family of “The Pull Inn” on Saturday.

The popular Pullough hostelry was opened by Joe Gallagher on July 3, 1971 and he and his wife, Josie, children and grandchildren have conducted a thriving trade over the ensuing half century.

“The Pull Inn” is at the heart of the community in Pullough and life in the pretty canalside village revolves around the welcoming premises.

The past 16 months have been difficult for the Gallaghers due to coronavirus restrictions but they are looking forward to reopening in the coming weeks and hosting