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Is this Ireland's oldest barman?

John O’Sullivan is 90 years old and still pulling pints.

JOHN O’SULLIVAN BOUGHT a bar in Douglas, Cork back in 1945. It wasn’t until April of the next year that he opened it, but he’s been pulling pints there ever since.



John’s son Donal has since taken over O’Sullivan’s Bar, but he still works behind the bar and didn’t even get today, his own birthday, off.

Tough boss!

1981361_752610688085158_74784057_o John and his son Donal O'Sullivan Source: Donal O'Sullivan

His son Donal told DailyEdge.ie that John turns 90 today and is “fighting fit”. We’re agreed that he’s gotta be the oldest barman in Ireland but are open to challenges.

Donal hasn’t really tried to verify if his dad really is the oldest, but surely this deserves some sort of award?!

I read something about a woman in her 80s but I’d say he’s got to be the oldest.

So surely the 90th celebrations are almighty? Nope, he’s got some superstitions.

He won’t allow it. He said we might do something if he gets to 100. But all the family are here together now today, we all arrived with a different cake.

1912273_682431321800765_2034058266_n Source: Donal O'Sullivan

What a legend, we bet his pints are pristine.

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