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O'Connell's auction scheduled Saturday in Norman

An auction of numerous items from the original O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille in Norman is scheduled Saturday, one day after it closes for good.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 20, 2011 at 10:15 am •  Published: January 19, 2011
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— An auction of kitchen equipment, furnishings and assorted memorabilia from the original O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille at 120 E Lindsey St. will start at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The popular hangout on University of Oklahoma football game days and on St. Patrick's Day will have its final day of operation Friday after opening in 1968. A list of items to be auctioned can be found at www.dakil-auction.com.

Proceeds will benefit a new OU endowed scholarship fund established by O'Connell's owner Jeff Stewart for undergraduate students in the Price College of Business Division of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

O'Connell's newer location at 769 Asp Ave. on Campus Corner will continue to operate. OU bought the original building and other properties southeast of Lindsey Street and Jenkins Avenue in 2007 to make way for additional student housing and other uses.