Finley Name Meaning Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn 'white', 'fair' (see Finn) + laoch 'warrior', 'hero', which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn 'Finn' + leikr 'fight', 'battle', 'hero'.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Findlay, Findlow, Findlaw, Finley, Finlay and others.
First found in Banffshire , where they were descended from the Chiefs of the Clan Farquharson, one of the great federation of 26 Clans, known as the Clan Chattan.
When a new owner takes over a business, changes are inevitable. But sometimes, change can be good.
That appears to be the case at Finley's Irish Pub & Eatery, the popular Belcher Road bar known for its blues jam and annual St. Patrick's Day party.
In August 2012, previous owner John Hendrick sold the establishment to Mark Ternes and Jack Thompson, and by all accounts, the transition has been a positive experience for everyone involved. "John built a very nice business here," Ternes says. "It's unfortunate he had to break it up, but now he's worry free. And he's going to be a big asset to me." Hendrick, who had to sell due to a difference with his previous partner, hit it off with Ternes and will remain at Finley's as a bartender, providing a familiar face for patrons who grew accustomed to his easygoing style. "I wasn't thinking of staying on, but as I got to know Mark, we built our relationship and I saw he wanted me to stay on," Hendrick relates. "It's a win-win situation for me and him," he adds. "I can watch someone take what I started to the next level, but be less stressed about it. So I feel good." (credit:By Jeffrey Rosenfield Largo Patch)
Jack Thompson originally from Bloomington, Indiana and currently resides in Indian Rocks Beach met Mark Ternes and the two hit it off. As the 2 new owners of Finleys Irish Pub & Eatery they are now known as Jack O'Thompson and Mark O'Ternes.
"We're unofficially calling it Fin-Fest," Ternes said of the event, which will take place March 14-17. "There will be stuff going on inside and out all weekend."
The pub has always hosted a St. Patrick's Day party, but it was relegated to one day and a relatively small portion of the parking lot; this year Ternes is pulling out all the stops.
Two tents will take up nearly half the parking lot outside the bar, where there will be beer trucks, food vendors, an Irish whiskey bar and plenty of live music.