Tribute to Heraghty’s Bar owner, Anna Heraghty, who has died, aged 90

Tributes have been paid to Anna Heraghty, the owner of Heraghty’s Bar on Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, after her death was announced by the pub. 

In a post on Facebook, staff told customers the news of Anna having died, saying: “It is with deep regret that the Heraghty family announce the death, in her 90th year, of Anna Heraghty on the 29th September 2020.

“Anna and Michael took over the then Golden Star on Pollokshaws Road in the 1970s, making it a popular venue for a huge number of loyal customers, from near and far, who also became firm friends.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal – May she rest in peace.”

Tributes poured into the legendary South Side pub, where a number of Glasgow-based journalists, including Jack McLean, of the Glasgow Herald, used to gather.

They passed on their  condolences passed to the Heraghty family. Former Glasgow Herald editor and Observer columnist Kevin McKenna sent condolences, saying: “God rest Mrs Heraghty. A kind woman who ran the best shop in Glasgow.”

The pub is often used as a base for South Side Celtic FC supporters and has been home to supporters’ buses for many years.

One patron said: “God bless Anna loved having the craic at the end of the night, you were a special lady.”

Another said: “I drank in the pub for years, best pint of Guinness in the City. God bless her she was a lovely lady.”

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