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Irish pub in Guthrie has 'spirited' atmosphere

Guthrie restaurant claims hauntings by “Merv.”
BY DINO LALLI Published: October 21, 2012

It's spring loaded, and it happens frequently.

Kenney's Irish Pub continues to be a lively and spirited venue.

On a spooky note

Traveling northwest, an evening with the Enid Symphony provides culture, class, fun and possibly a chill or two. The symphony is housed in what is now the beautifully renovated Masonic Temple.

The orchestra has been playing in Enid for more than a hundred years, but perhaps the music is attracting a true fan who likes to hang around for a long time.

Douglas Newell, the music and executive director of the Enid Symphony Orchestra, tells of a ghostly encounter one night when he was there alone.

He heard footsteps, and when he went to see who it might be, he said a gentleman wearing a blue custodial outfit and a nametag that said “George” was walking down the stairs. Newell stuck out his hand and said hello. “George” didn't say a word but rather walked right through Newell. And the minute Newell lost sight of him, the sound of the footsteps disappeared.

Visit to find more information about places to visit in Guthrie and Enid. Tell them “Merv” and “George” sent you.

Dino Lalli is the producer, a reporter and co-host of the weekly TV travel show “AAA's Discover Oklahoma.”


In this column, Dino Lalli, co-host of “AAA's Discover Oklahoma” show, details some of the state's spooky spots for visitors. Read The Oklahoman next week to learn about a couple of travel destinations outside the state with eerie attractions. And if you have your own spooky spot, email to let us know about it.


Kenney's Irish Pub is at 116 W Harrison Ave. in Guthrie. For more information, call 260-7676 or check out the pub's Facebook page.

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