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The Hoops.

283 Gallowgate, Glasgow.



Hoops. 2005.

Opened in 1987 by Thomas Patrick who formerly owned the White Elephant. The pub was then called the Earl of Lennox, Mr Patrick died shortly afterwards, his wife Jane then took over the running of the business. Over the years the pub has been known as the Sound Check and has had a few name changes since.

Sound Check

The Sound Check. 1990s.

Sign of the Tir-Na-Hog


Tir-Na-Hog. 2007.

In 2007 the pub was refurbished and a new name was put above the door, Tir-Na-Hog.

Tir Na Hog mean's in old Irish the Land of Eternal Youth or the land of ever young.

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

Update 2012...

I noticed that the pub was getting a refit and a new name well maybe not a new name, "The Hoops".


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