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Last Orders

Dundalk publican Brian McEntegart is preparing to pull his last pint on
Saturday night when he retires from running the landmark Park St pub which has been in his family since 1920.
I had to push myself way out of my comfort zone to ask him if I could take a couple of photos before he calls time for the last time, but I knew that if I didn't I'd miss recording a piece of local history.

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Alan K26-Dec-2012 23:40
I do know exactly how you feel; I'm not comfortable with asking people to shoot them either. But I agree with your sentiment; as a journo it's your calling in life to capture this kind of history. This is very well framed; just enough detail in the background to tell what it is but not enough to be distracting and the mono gives it a historical air. I'd guess from your comment that there are no further members of the family to take the hotel on. 92 years; how the world has changed since they started up there...
Carl Carbone02-Nov-2012 15:05
Great for you! I've skipped photos at times when I was out of my comfort zone too.
You did a fantastic job with this portrait.
Máire Uí Mhaicín26-Oct-2012 18:39
May this contented looking man have a happy retirement.
Tom LeRoy26-Oct-2012 12:13
Outstanding details and clarity in your great portrait! Believe he will be back in his pub to check up on the new owner of the pub! V!
pkocinski26-Oct-2012 11:54
Fabulous portrait of this man.
Neal Nye26-Oct-2012 10:54
A nice way to commemorate this significant moment.
Ray :)26-Oct-2012 05:49
I'm so glad you stepped outside your comfort zone for this. It is character 100%.
globalgadabout26-Oct-2012 02:22
nicely done, and so sympathetic a would have been a pleasure to buy a pint of plain from this gentle-looking man..
Karen Stuebing25-Oct-2012 21:55
It's a wonderful portrait of a man I'm sure has led an interesting life. It shows in his face. Wonderful in black and white. V.
Brian Samuel25-Oct-2012 21:20
The bar makes the perfect backdrop for this portrait. Really great work.
I hope he doesnt miss the pub too much and is able to enjoy retirement.
John Reynolds25-Oct-2012 20:55
Excellent portrait in just the right setting. V.
Johnny JAG25-Oct-2012 20:44
Great portrait
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