Brian O’Donnell

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Relationship Timeline Of Brian O’Donnell

Wife : Nancy O'Donnell
Brian O’Donnell exchange the weeding vows to Nancy O'Donnell.

Legendary Cork publican, Brian O’Donnell, is well known for running his Hi-B bar in a quirky way. Mr. Brain was the owner of the Hi-B bar on Oliver Plunkett Street and Winthrop Street. In the bar, opera music and the conversation about everyday life go hand to hand, which is relished by the customers.

Mr. O’Donnell banned the use of mobile phones in his bar. The Irish Bar owner encouraged the conversation and forbade the use of cellphones, keeping it the old school way. 

The Irish pub owner used to approach his customers in a unique manner, which was admired by many. The motto of the bar is to live in the moment and enjoy rather than keeping their faces buried on their phones, oblivious of the environment around them. 

Relationship Status of Brian O'Donnell

The significant figure of the Cork city, Mr. O'Donnell, walked down the aisle with Nancy O'Donnell. No information about their first meeting or marriage has been out to date. The duo is blessed with a beautiful daughter Rachel O'Donnell.

The couple shared their marital bond till death tore them apart. O'Donnell's wife stayed beside him until the last days of his life, keeping the vows they made decades ago.

Net Worth of Mr. Brian

Brian owned the Hi-B bar, which is quite famous around Cork City since the 1860s. The pub was loved by locals as well as tourists for its own unique traditional management styles. The average salary of a bar manager in Cork, Ireland, is $37,606 per year. 

The Hi-B bar owned by late Mr. O'Donnelll
Image: Hi-B Bar 
Source: Facebook @Brian O’Donnell

Not only Mr. O'Donnell ran the pub, but he was also the owner. As it's challenging to number the exact price of the pub, the average price of a pub in Cork City is $250,531, which is even not close to the wealth of Alexus Whilby. After the demise of the pub owner, his wife might have inherited his wealth.

Legendary Cork Publican, Brian passed away last Friday

the Traditional of Cork passed away on 13th December of 2019 after a short illness. The quirky bar owner with his ways of hospitality took his last breath in the Mercy University Hospital at 12:30 am on Friday.

The Irish pubowner, Brian O'Donnell is his bar at Cork City
Photo: The Late Brian O'Donnell in his Hi-B bar
Source: Evening Echo

With a heavy heart, the eccentric yet modest Cork Bar was given a mournful send-off by his friends and relatives on December 17 at St Peter and Paul’s Church. Brian's daughter, Rachel O’Donnell, thanked those who took good care of him in his last years and to the staff of both St Luke’s Home and the Mercy Hospital. 

Tributes to the Legendary Brian O'Donnell

The people of Cork City paid warm tributes to the extraordinary bar owner. The Cork city chairperson of the Vintner’s Federation of Ireland, Michael O’Donovan, referred Brian as a different person but in a good way.

Lord Mayor John Sheehan described Mr. O’Donnell’s passing as a loss to the city. The unique management style of the pub made the bar a must-visit bar for the locals and the tourists as well.

Publican Philip Gillivan of the Shelbourne Bar stated that Mr. O’Donnell was a legend and was admired by all for his ways of running the bar. He further added that the people of Cork would miss him gravely, and many other bar owners are envious that they couldn’t implement the rules as him in their businesses. 



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