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The Milton Bar.

90 Port Dundas Road, corner of 77 Milton Street, Glasgow.
James and Dan McGonigle

Dan and James McGonigle, behind the bar at 90 Port Dundas Road.

The photograph above is of Mr James McGonigle and son Dan.

Mr James McGonigle was born in 1878 at Glasbolie, Drumhome , County Donegal, he was the eldest of a family of eight children. At the age of 20 he came to Glasgow to look for work and eventually started in the pub trade and was soon involved in his own business with various members of his family working in the same trade. He married Margaret O'Donnell in 1904 in Glasgow. James sadly passed away in June 1958 and buried at St. Kentigern's Cemetery.

He took over the pub at the corner of Milton Street and Port Dundas Road in the 1930s then called the Milton Bar which became Roper's.

Ropers Bar

Roper's Bar. 90 Port Dundas Road.

James's brother Michael took over the Royal Bar, 464 Gallowgate the name of this pub was changes to the Windmill Bar. In the 1950s he went on to own the Swan Inn, Quarry Street, Lennoxtown.

Thanks to Don Verbeke for all information.

To read more on the pubs on the Gallowgate read up & Doon the Gallowgate by John Gorevan. A copy can be bought for a few pounds at the Hielan Jessie on the Gallowgate or contact me at john@oldglasgowpubs.co.uk


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