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In Thomas Maier’s book on the Kennedys he refers to visits by JFK to Mulligans. In 1945 Kennedy was a Hearst columnist and paid a visit to Dublin and frequented the pub. He was back in Dublin in 1947 as part of a Congressional trip during which he met De Valera and also paid a visit to Mulligans.

Mulligans was also the watering hole of choice for the late great writer and newspaper savant Con Houlihan.
John F. Kennedy’s visits to Mulligan’s Pub, Poolbeg Street, Dublin, 1945 1947.

The Kilcrohane Tobins are related by marriage to the Baltimore Fitzgeralds. This is the same family of whom JFK’s mother was descended.