Thu. Jan 28th, 2021


The Newry, Mourne & Down District Council have said they were ‘inspired’ by the recent move from a Belfast City Centre Hotel to put a statue on top of their hotel of legendary footballer and drinker George Best and plan to follow suit we can confirm.

The Armagh/Down pub on Newry’s Monaghan Street will be erecting a 12 foot statue of legendary Newry man Lofty Larkin that will overlook the city.

A spokesman from the Council told Newry Spud:

“When we saw Belfast honouring George Best with a statue we knew the time was right to honour our own Lofty Larkin. Work will start on the statue to be made out of recycled cider bottles and cans next week with the opening ceremony to be in October.”

We asked Lofty what he thought about the honour bestowed onto him and he told us:

“Get to fuck away from about me you Rubber Head.”

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