We were in The Swan on Aungier street the other day and they pointed out this hand carving in one of the wooden arch fixtures.
It’s looks like some kind of demonic or pagan goat headed man. He has the horns of a ram, a curled mustache, flared nostrils, and a wagging tongue.
We haven’t seen this type of design in any of the other original Victorian era pubs in Dublin. If anyone knows more about it, we’d be very eager to hear about it. Answers on a postcard.