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Gerry O'Brien

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Gerry O'Brien left County Clare almost 30 years ago and has for many years being the Manager of the award winning Churchill Arms in Kensingnton, London.

The pub is adorned with dangling chamber pots, exotic butterflies and a wide variety of hanging baskets.

It is an incredibly welcoming place for Clare people and Gerry was proud to honour the 1995 All Ireland Hurling Team with a specially decorated area that illustrates their achievements.

More recently, he welcomed Mayor Pat Hayes and a delegation from the Clare Tourism Forum who were meeting Clare Diaspora in London.

He decorated the pub with huge pictures of the Cliffs of Moher and had some great Clare music for the evening.  The pub is famous for its decor and hospitality - watch out for thousands of lights, candles and Christmas trees during the Christmas season.  Famous visitors include Prince Edward and in 2013, Davy Fitzgerald and his All Ireland winning Clare hurling team had a special reception there.

When the President of Ireland visited Queen Elizabeth in April 2014, Gerry was on BBC Radio - no doubt a proud Clareman who had made many friends and admirers in his adopted town.