Down memory lane to Purcell’s Corner


Sir, – Brian McSharry (December 6th) seems to have omitted O’Mara’s pub beside Ballast Office on Aston Quay (where we used to get cream crackers and cheese for six old pence) and Irish Shipping (where I worked for many happy years) both before reaching McBirneys.

Incidentally, the crackers and cheese were to eat with our morning tea served by Mrs Bermingham. Anybody else remember? – Yours, etc,


Dollymount Strand,

Dublin 3.