My name is Sam, I co-run the Come Here To Me! Dublin history blog.
I've written pieces on the Viking bar on Dame St. and the 1982 gay pride week pub crawl and am now in the process of researching one on Rice's and Bartley Dunne's.
Looking to get in contact with posters John.k, MalteseCross46 and Kevsamo as they've commented about these two places before on Gaire. Not able to PM them though as I don't have 'full membership'.
If they are reading this, could you please email me at matchgrams(at)gmail(dot)com. If you know either poster, could you please let them know about this post.
Also looking to hear from anyone else who frequented either place.
P.S. - Originally tried to post above as comment on 'What Was The First Gay Bar In Ireland' thread but it seems to be 'locked'.