Last orders for Morton’s barman Gerry McGlynn

Last orders for Morton’s barman Gerry McGlynn

AFTER more than 34 years of pulling pints and being dubbed “the best window cleaner” the pub ever had, Gerry McGlynn has retired from his job as a long-serving barman in Morton’s pub in Firhouse.

Gerry started working at Morton’s in 1983, and finished his last shift on Friday, February 3, before a packed farewell party, attended by friends, family, customers and staff, past and present, was held for him in the pub on Saturday.

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Head barman at Morton’s, Dave Brennan, who has been working at the Firhouse Road pub for 17 years, described Gerry as “a pillar of the community”, adding how both staff and customers will really miss the experienced and well-loved barman.

Dave also said that Gerry cleaned the pub’s windows all year round, usually deciding to do so when standing behind the bar and remarking that the windows needed to be cleaned, which led to him being described as “the best window cleaner Morton’s ever had”.

Dave added that the barman’s farewell party last Saturday had an “amazing atmosphere”, with Morton’s karaoke queen Sue Byrne and her army of talented local crooners singing Gerry off on a high note.

Alongside plenty of cheer, dancing, karaoke, sandwiches and cake, Gerry’s time at the local boozer was called in style on Saturday, with many regulars hoping that the well-respected barman will be back on the other side of the counter for a pint soon.

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