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SITUATED IN THE HEART OF TEMPLE BAR, LUNDY FOOTS IS ONE OF DUBLIN BEST BAR RESTAURANT

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BY LINDE LUNNEY (1735-1850)

Foot, Lundy (1735–1805), tobacconist and snuff manufacturer, was born 16 April 1735, eldest surviving son of Jeffrey Foot (d. 1773) and Jane Foot (née Lundy), who died in 1745, aged 32. Her father, James Lundy of Ringsend, Dublin, died in 1750, aged 106. Jeffrey and Jane Foot had four sons and a daughter; possibly six other children died as infants. Jeffrey Foot, described as a gentleman, may have had a tobacconist’s business in Dublin.

Lundy Foot developed the business of snuff manufacture, and became extremely wealthy and celebrated, particularly for a brand of snuff called ‘Blackguard’. The product and the name may have originated when a workman let snuff burn, and was berated by his enraged employer. ‘Blackguard snuff’ and ‘Lundy Foot’ were household words throughout the British Isles for generations, and were even familiar in nineteenth-century New England, being mentioned by Oliver Wendell Holmes in his Autocrat of the breakfast table (1858). Samuel Thomson (qv) (d. 1816) sent in 1792 or 1793 a pound (454 g) of ‘old Lundy Foot’s snuff’ to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was particularly fond of it (Thomson (1793), 85). It was still on sale in 2005, known as ‘Irish High Dry Toast’. Foot seems to have been a celebrated Dublin character; in November 1769 he chased a robber through several streets and was slightly wounded by a pistol shot; nonetheless, he was able to apprehend the man and take him to the watch house. In a similar incident on 16 September 1796, after soldiers of the Tyrone militia wrecked a nearby shop and attacked passers-by, Lundy Foot or his staff met the threat to their premises with ‘spirited resistance’ and wounded a soldier (BNL, 19 Sept. 1796). Foot became an alderman on Dublin city council, and bought large estates in four counties. A possibly apocryphal story, preserving the memory of a joke made by John Philpot Curran (qv), tells how Curran supplied the Latin motto for the livery of Foot’s carriage: Quid rides, a play on the Latin and English meanings for the tobacconist, the ‘quid’ merchant, who feared ridicule. Lundy Foot died 2 January 1805. He married (3 June 1758) Catherine, daughter of Thomas Williams, who may have been related to James Williams (d. 1787), one of the most successful booksellers of his generation. They had four sons and five daughters; one of their sons bore the uncommon name of Randal, possibly after Randal McAllister (qv), a leading United Irishman and bookseller.


EST. 1892

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More Than an Traditional Irish Bar, You will Enjoy everything here as you like home, that’s because we are Irish. Featuring 60 inch OLED TV for all sports events, whether you are here for family event, or company party, get a feel of Traditional Ireland music, food, drinks and hospitality. Live music will let you relax and full range of craft beer definitely has something for you for a wonderful night here in Lundy Foots. 

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Really beautiful bar, cozy atmosphere, friendly service and great food! Would highly recommend.

Toma Mendelyte

Very nice new? Pub, quite comfortable. Marco Korbach

Truely amazing bar, great location in Temple bar, very handy to our hotel. Very friendly staff, and Sean is great manager. Andrew. L

The Bar looks very clean and we were so happy about the friendly staff, a lot to see if the bar, nice TV sports, the lads enjoyed it! Well Done Lundy Foots Co.
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Opening Hours : Mon–Thu 9:00pm to 3:00am       Fri–Sat. 9am to 3am     Sun  9am to 1:30am9

  • Essex gate, Temple Bar,, Dublin 8
  • +353 (01) 671 1535
  • booking@lundyfoots.com

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