Claremore Pub Receives Irish Blessing

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J Farley’s Pub, located in The Cornerstone Building, isn’t yet open for business. But they’re prepared to handle anything now that the pub has been blessed by a Bishop.

On October 31, which was originally the Celtic New Year’s Eve, J Farley’s was visited by His Lordship William C. Wantland of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

The Bishop visited each area of the restaurant and performed a special prayer. The blessing, or “hallowing”, brings the protection of God. The ceremony ended with a prayer in Scottish Gaelic. Also, the Tulsa chapter of the Irish-American Club presented the Farley family with a Certificate of Honor. 

The event was attended by several members of Jason Farley’s family, including his wife, brother, and mother.

Left to right: Jon Farley, Shelli Farley, Chris Hayes, and Martha Farley

Owners Chris Hayes and James Franklin are opening the restaurant as a tribute to Jason Farley, a Claremore firefighter who gave the ultimate sacrifice in May 2015. The pub will feature a selection of beers, gourmet burgers, and menu items from “across the pond” as a nod to Farley’s strong Irish heritage.

No official opening date has been set, but tentative plans call for a late December opening.


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