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Thanks for that Debra. It’s a pity; I would have like to have read Chris’s thoughts on the topic. McCarthy, Kennedy, Kelly, Gallagher…lots of Irish names connected to “McCarthy’s Rents.” Of course, there were plenty of Irish in the East End, but maybe they were drawn to this obscure dive by word-of-mouth among the Irish community or word-of-mouth about McCarthy himself.
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Thanks for that Debra. It’s a pity; I would have like to have read Chris’s thoughts on the topic. McCarthy, Kennedy, Kelly, Gallagher…lots of Irish names connected to “McCarthy’s Rents.” Of course, there were plenty of Irish in the East End, but maybe they were drawn to this obscure dive by word-of-mouth among the Irish community or word-of-mouth about McCarthy himself.
I seem to recall Dorset St being described as predominantly Irish at the time, with the influx of more recent continental immigrants pushing the earlier arrivals into a huddle there. Certainly (by 1901 at least) there was more than one McCarthy family, as he himself stated when describing the make-up of the street in a speech;

"There are four shops - one fish-shop and three general shops and it is a REMARKABLE COINCIDENCE that the three shops are all of THAT SAME HISTORICAL NAME, "McCarthy." ("Good luck to the lot of em!") Though THIS IS THE CASE, they belong to three separate and distinct families."

Incidentally, does anyone know if the fish shop was there in 1888?
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