Ulster Hotel in City (Ipswich)
"It should be no surprise that football photos have pride of place in the bar of the Ulster. One of its most colourful licensees was Dan Dempsey, a member of the Kangaroos rugby league team in 1929 and 1933. During the beer rationing of World War II, Dempsey put on kegs to suit the hours worked by miners.
The hotel is currently owned by his daughter Norma and her husband Denis Flannery who also represented Australia in rugby league in the 1950s.
When the Ulster Hotel was first built, it was predicted that it would long be a landmark for visitors approaching the city over Limestone Hill. The decision to create a one-way street system has diminished its landmark qualities but not its charm. The hotel was designed by architect Henry Wyman and completed in 1911.
An earlier hotel of the same name had been damaged by fire and repaired, supervised by George Brockwell Gill in January 1905, builder S. Ash."
(Courtesy of the Rubbety Dubs to Pubs Trail Booklet - Ipswich City Council")
Photo: December 2008
Photo and Information submitted by Jacko, Many Thanks