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Mairead Ronan

"You Brought Me Home Again": This Irish Woman Is The UK's Oldest Pub Landlady 🇮🇪🍻

As we look to the UK to see how they're doing opening up after lockdown, one pub landlady is not onl...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:37 PM - 7 May 2021



Mairead Ronan

"You Brought Me Home Again": This Irish Woman Is The UK's Oldest Pub Landlady 🇮🇪🍻

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:37 PM - 7 May 2021

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As we look to the UK to see how they're doing opening up after lockdown, one pub landlady is not only the oldest pub landlady in the country - she's Irish too!

Mairead spoke to the amazing Nancy Swanick who is 91 and was born in Muff in Donegal, and raised in Westmeath. She's been the boss of The Peveril of the Peak in Manchester for 50 years now.

In 1971 Nancy and her husband Tommy bought The Pev as it's known locally, and she's saved the pub from attempts to turn it into a sports bar and losing it to a new motorway - something she credits her "Irish temper" for!

The Pev's customers include Eric Cantona, Robbie Coltraine, and Gary Neville to name but a few, and they're enjoying getting back in for a pint as it re-opens for outdoor drinks.

We’ve had a special visitor today to mark our first day of re-opening. We’ll be opening up later on, around 5pm 🍻

Posted by The Peveril of the Peak on Thursday, April 22, 2021

"You Brought Me Home Again": This Irish Woman Is The UK's Oldest Pub Landlady 🇮🇪🍻

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