ontinuing our exploration of Delgany’s historic buildings, on this surprisingly wet Sunday afternoon, Shay takes us for a stroll from The Delgany Inn to The Wicklow Arms.
Along the way, we discuss all points in between. Just not, you know, that rumoured brothel.
That doesn’t exist. And never, ever happened. Not in Delgany. Ever.
The stuff that Shay is happy to talk about though includes the village’s old dispensary (wherein worked the wonderful Nurse Magee); the public seats that doubled as the village’s community centre for wayward youths throughout the 1970s and ’80s; the four-storey Old Rectory building fit for an Elvis; the village’s original post office. And, of course, the long and winding history of The Wicklow Arms, the dormant pub restaurant formerly known as Newel’s Hotel.
We’ve included some images below the video here, so you can check out some of the finer details for yourself, and we reference Noel Belton’s account of some of these same buildings here.
Newell’s Hotel, Delgany – now The Wicklow Arms
Main Street, Delgany by Robert French
Back when traffic was quiet & you could park outside
Lawless Hotel – now The Horse & Hound
You can explore our Delgany archives and history right over here. And check out a teenager diary from Newell’s Hotel here. You can also check out other Delgany Days With Shay right here. Just make sure you’ve had your shots.
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