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The Harp's riverside patio was beautiful then and is still beautiful now

Published Sept. 13, 2019

On June 13, 1965, Milwaukee bar owner Josephine Dolan, joined by bagpipers and 200 customers, paraded through Downtown as a part of an Irish wake in honor of her pub, The Harp, and its demise from its original location at 933 N. Broadway. But nothing truly passed away that day.

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Published March 14, 2018

Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.