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Offline harmlessdrudge

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A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« on: July 23, 2009, 04:28:43 AM »
Does anybody know if Tommy Berry is still alive?

http://wombatdiet.net/2007/11/10/the-kindness-of-strangers/

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 01:17:07 PM »
Does anybody know if Tommy Berry is still alive?

http://wombatdiet.net/2007/11/10/the-kindness-of-strangers/

I'll ask a friend of mine, Tommy  was from Dublin.I know he moved to Maspeth in the 80's 

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 03:34:25 PM »
Many thanks. I knew he was from Dublin, being a bird of a feather, or as they in Dublin, a burd of a fedder.  ;)


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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 04:20:47 PM »
Many thanks. I knew he was from Dublin, being a bird of a feather, or as they in Dublin, a burd of a fedder.  ;)


;D  Yeah I called a buddy of mine his father should know. My parents knew Tommy and Joe the other bartender very well

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 04:41:36 PM »
Very kind. Well now, I'd be glad to stand you a pint or ten for a good result here!

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 04:47:06 PM »
Very kind. Well now, I'd be glad to stand you a pint or ten for a good result here!

No worries..Hopefully he calls me tonight. But I will find out for you.

Cheers

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 05:09:45 PM »
I believe the Liffey bar was the first place in Queens to serve Guinness on tap

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 10:25:37 AM »
I believe the Liffey bar was the first place in Queens to serve Guinness on tap
At one time it was the only place in the USA that did

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009, 11:19:39 AM »
Does anybody know if Tommy Berry is still alive?

http://wombatdiet.net/2007/11/10/the-kindness-of-strangers/

Sorry it took so long, but my buddy's father was in Ireland . Yes Tommy is still alive, he lives in New Jersey. Near where his daughters live. He's doing fine. 

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2009, 09:30:01 AM »
  There used to be a newspaper about the Liffey on one of the walls there.  I remember a part of the article that told of a frequent visitor to NYC who would hop off his plane in Laguardia, bus it to the Victor Moore Arcade, and walk the block to the Liffey for his Guinness, because it was one of the only places, if not the only place in the US that poured it at the time.

  Up Tom!  Up Joe!

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 10:20:17 AM »
  There used to be a newspaper about the Liffey on one of the walls there.  I remember a part of the article that told of a frequent visitor to NYC who would hop off his plane in Laguardia, bus it to the Victor Moore Arcade, and walk the block to the Liffey for his Guinness, because it was one of the only places, if not the only place in the US that poured it at the time.

  Up Tom!  Up Joe!

Yeah it was the only place in North America that served  Guinness on tap.  Joe still lives in Jackson Heights

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 10:43:47 AM »
Hi this is Maureen...Tommy's daughter.  Living in Ireland now...Dad is here visiting and was thrilled to see people still ask about him.  Of course the Liffey has never replaced and no one can ever pull a pint like my dad could!!

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Re: A blog post about Tommy Berry of the Liffey Bar
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 03:08:01 PM »
Maureen, thanks for letting us know!  Your dad sounds like a neat guy. 

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