The Irish Times, 7 July 1930 (The Irishman's Diary, p.4)
Many thanks to John O’Dowd for spotting the above reference in The Irish Times.
He even got in contact with Aidan Grannell, Head of Buildings and Services, who retrieved the old estate maps of Belfield. Through these they was able to discover that the Twelve Apostles’ Well is buried pretty much dead centre under the dual carriageway, opposite the Montrose Hotel.
Does anyone have any more information on this sign that’s on the wall in the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, Dublin 7? What was “Graduation Pale Ale”? Very intriguing.
I have been in the Cobblestone a couple of times but I only noticed it during a visit this evening as part of the Come Here To Me December pub crawl.
I’m sorry for the terrible quality of the image. The text reads:
Graduation Pale Ale
Only 5p less
Brewed Especially For The Belfield Bar.
The logo in the bottom right hand corner seems to be an old (?) UCD logo. See here. It depicts the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace which was UCD’s home from 1908 to the early 1960s when most of the faculties relocated to Belfield. The move was not fully completed until 2007 when the last medical and engineering students made the journey from the Terrace to the Belfield Campus.
I was going to ask the barman if he knew anything about it but the place was jammers and he was a young lad who I doubt knew the history behind every old sign in the pub.