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  • When we arrived in Belfast on our journey back home to Enniskillen we found ourselves with 55minutes to kill.

    What did Jacques want to do. Have a beer, of course. We found ourselves in one of the most beautiful pubs in Ireland; the Crown.

    It had a great atmosphere and we were made to feel at home.
    "Slàinte", which is pronounced Shlanja and means "Cheers" in Gaelic.

    'The year 1885 was an era of emancipation in Ireland, which saw a sharp increase in the building of Catholic churches
    Skilled craftsmen from Italy were brought into the North of Ireland and Patrick persuaded some of these tradesmen to supplement their income by moonlighting on the building of his saloon.

    These Italian craftsmen were responsible for the tiling, glass work and rich ornamental woodwork which turned Patrick’s dream into reality, and gave the Crown it’s distinctive character.'
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