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March Event Guide

Saturday March 7
Pio Ryan Band
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Tuesday March 10
Derek Dempsey
O’Brien’s
134 W 46th St.
(Bway & 6th Ave.)

(212) 391-1516

Wednesday March 11
Piano man Rick McDonald
9 PM
The Harp
728 3rd Ave
(44th & 45th St.)
(212) 818 0123

Katelyn Richards
10 PM
Scallywag’s
509 9th Ave.
(38th & 39th St.)

(646) 490-4803

Thursday March 12
Derek Dempsey
O’Brien’s
134 W 46th St.
(Bway & 6th Ave.)

(212) 391-1516

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolftones
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Friday March 13
Derek Dempsey
Langan’s
150 W 47th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 869-5482

Shilelagh Law
10 PM
Pier A Harbor House
22 Battery Place (West St.)
(212) 785-0153

AIF Young Leaders St. Patrick’s Gala
Cipriani
25 Broadway
Near Beaver St.

Saturday March 14
Live music by Amo
8 PM
Old Castle Pub
160 W 54th
(6th & 7th Ave.)

Enda Keegan
10 PM
Rosie O’Grady’s
600 7th Ave.
Corner 52nd St.

Under Pressure
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Derek Dempsey
Long Room
120 W 44th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 997-3933

Sunday March 15
Amo
7 PM
Old Castle
160 W 54th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 471-4860

Pierce Turner
5 PM
The Harp
728 3rd Ave
(44th & 45th St.)
(212) 818 0123

Traditional Irish Music
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Monday March 16
Duffy’s Cut
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

David Craig
8 PM
Playwright 35th St
27 W 35th St.
(5th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 268-8868

Tuesday March 17
New York St.Patrick’s Day Parade
11 AM sharp – 3 PM Approx
5th Ave. at 44rd St., ends at 79th St.

David Craig
From 2 PM
Playwright 35th St
27 W 35th St.
95th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 268-8868

Sober St. Patrick’s Day
4 PM till 8 PM
General admission $20
Cathedral School
350 E 56th St at 1st Ave.

Saturday March 21
Brad Connelly Band
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Sunday March 22
Pierce Turner
5 PM
The Harp
728 3rd Ave
(44th & 45th St.)
(212) 818 0123

Saturday March 28
Diddly Idols
Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

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Pubs A-Z

A-Z of the Irish Pubs in the midtown Manhattan area.

A
Abbey Tavern
354 3rd Ave.
(Corner 26th St.)
(212) 696-1011

B
Bloom’s Tavern
208 E 58th St.
(2nd & 3rd Ave.)
(212) 308-9400

Bourbon Street
346 W 46th St.

(8th & 9th Ave.)
(212) 245-2030

C
Coliseum Bar
312 W 58th St.

(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 977-3523

Cornerstone
961 2nd Ave.
(Corner 51st St.)

(212) 888-7403

D
Jack Doyle’s
240 W 35th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)
(212) 268-1255

Jack Demsey’s
36 W 33rd St.
(5th Ave.& Bway)
(212) 629-9899

DJ Reynold’s
351 W 57th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 245-2912

Draught 55
245 E 55th St.
(2nd & 3rd Ave.)

(212) 300-4096

E
Eamonn’s
9 E 45th St.
(5th & Mad Ave.)

(212) 867-9013

F
Feile
132 W 33rd St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 695-1122

Foxy John’s
143 E 47th St.
(Lex & 3rd Ave.)
(646) 838-5534

G
Gabby O’Hara’s
123 W 39th St.

(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 278-8984

Galway Pub
7 E 36th St.
(5th & Mad Ave.)

(212) 725-2353

Gossip
733 9th Ave.
(49th & 50th St.)

(212) 265-2720

H
The Harp
728 3rd Ave
(45th & 46th St.)
(212) 818 0123

Hurley’s
232 W 48th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 765-8981

I
Irish Pub
837 7th Ave.
(53rd & 54th St.)
(212) 664-9364

K
The Keg Room
53 W 38th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 643-1400

L
Langan’s
150 W 47th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 869-5482

Legends
6 W 33rd St.
(5th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 967-7792

The Long Room
120 W 44th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 997-3933

M
Maggie’s Place
21 E 47th St.
(5th & Mad Ave.)

(212) 753-5757

McGee’s
240 W 55th St.
(Bway & 8th Ave.)

(212) 957-3536

McGarry’s
417 9th Ave.
(33rd & 34th St.)

(212) 810-2115

McHale’s
251 W 51st St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 957-5138

Mean Fiddler
266 W 47th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 354-2950

Molly Wee Pub
402 8th Ave.
(Corner 30th St.)

(212) 967-2627

Muldoon’s
692 3rd Ave.
(43rd & 44th St.)

(221) 599-2750

O
O’Brien’s
134 W 46th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 391-1516

Old Castle
160 W 54th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 471-4860

O’Donoghue’s
156 W 44th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 997-2262

O’Lunney’s
145 W 45th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 840-6688

P
Pig N Whistle 2nd Ave.
951 2nd Ave.
(50th & 51st St.)

(212) 832-2021

Pig N Whistle 3rd Ave.
922 3rd Ave.
(55th & 56th St.)

(212) 688-4646

Pig N Whistle 48th St.
58 W 48th St.
(5th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 819-0095

Pig N Whistle 36th St.
202 W 36th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 239-4820

PJ Moran’s
3 E 48th St.
(5th & Mad Ave.)

(212) 753-6440

Playwright 35th St.
27 W 35th St.
(5th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 268-8868

Playwright 8th Ave.
732 8th Ave.
(45th & 46th St.)

(212) 354-8404

Playwright 49th St.
202 W 49th St.
(Bway & 7th Ave.)
(212) 262-9292

Q
Quinn’s
356 W 44th St
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 445-0131

S
Scallywag’s
509 9th Ave.
(38th & 39th St.)

(646) 490-4803

Slattery’s
8 E 36th St.
(5th & Mad Ave.)

(212) 683-6444

Smithfield Hall
138 W 25th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 929-9677

Stage Coach Tavern
834 7th Ave.
(53rd & 54th St.)
(212) 975-9044

St. Andrew’s
140 W 46th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 840-8413

Stout NYC
133 W 33rd St.
(6th & 7th Ave
(212) 629-6191

John Sullivan’s
210 W 35th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 993-7223

T
Tanner Smith’s
204 W 55th St
(7th & 8th Ave.)
(646) 590-2034

Three Monkeys
236 W 54th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)

(212) 586-2080

Tír na Nóg
8th Ave.
(32nd & 33rd St.)

(212) 630-0249

Tír na Nóg Times Sq.
315 W 39th St.
(8th & 9th Ave.)

(212) 760-0072

Tracks
Penn Station
LIRR Ticket Desk Level
(212) 244-6350

W
Westside Brewhouse
160 W 25th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)

(212) 337-8301

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6 Nations Rugby

You can watch all the 6 Nations games live at many Irish bars ($20 cover*) including the following below;
*$20 cover charge goes to satellite TV provider, not the bar.

Saturday March 14th
10.30AM Wales V Ireland
1PM England V Scotland

Sunday March 15th
11AM Italy V France

East Village

Lunasa
125 1st Ave.
(7th St. & St. Mark’s Place)
(212) 979 0900

Midtown/MSG/Herald Sq.

Jack Doyle’s
240 W 35th St.
(7th & 8th Ave.)
(212) 258 1255

Keg Room
53 W 36th St.
(6th & 5th Ave.)
212 643 1400

Stout NYC
133 W 33rd St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 629 6191

Jack Demesy’s
26 W 33rd St.
(5th Ave. & Broadway)
(212) 629 9899

Midtown/Times Sq.

Old Castle Pub
160 W 54th St.
(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 471 4860

Playwright 49
202 W 49th St.
(Broadway & 7th Ave.)
(212) 262 9229

Downtown

Beckett’s
81 Pearl St.
(near Stone St.)
(212) 269 1001

Upper East Side

Baker Street
1152 1st Ave.
(Corner E 63rd St.)
(212) 688 9663

Upper West Side

The Parlour
250 W 86th St.
(near Broadway)
(212) 580 8923

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New York Irish Theatre

Da
by Hugh Leonard
directed by Charlotte Moore
Extended through April 5th!
at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square
Buy Tickets Now!
Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house. As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity of his upbringing comes alive before his eyes.
Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70
Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission
Opening Night: Thursday, January 22, 2015
What the Critics are Saying…
“a worthwhile, well-acted revival… a warm and funny valentine from a son to his late father.” –NY Daily News
“Leonard’s writing is extraordinarily pointed, and it’s played with emotional verisimilitude by the cast under Charlotte Moore’s greatly detailed direction. Any one of the scenes has the power to make patrons flinch.”
–The Huffington Post
“What distinguishes Da is its refusal to settle into established categories, like comedy or drama, like happy or sad. If you have to be haunted you couldn’t ask for a nicer ghost…an opportunity for a lot of fine actors to disport themselves. As the dead they really live it up.” -The New York Times
“near-perfect… the humor and vividness of the text are front and center.” –TheaterMania
“an evocation of something true in the Irish psyche” –The New Yorker
“uniformly excellent production” –Woman Around Town
“What a pleasure… This production wraps you in the security of strong, vibrant and committed performances.” -Times Square Chronicles
“This finely constructed memory piece is characterized by comedy and melancholy. Overcoming parental dysfunction is it’s universal theme. It’s rendered with complexity, as the characters are often shown at their most vindictive but also with their good qualities that they often repress. The dialogue is crisp and filled with mordant Irish wit.” –Theater Scene
“absolutely superb… Well worth seeing” –A Seat on the Aisle
“praise is due the Irish Repertory Theatre for upholding the highest standards of the Irish tradition” –Curtain Up

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Live Traditional Irish Music

New York is home to some of the best traditional Irish sessions in North America. Nothing beats listening to great trad music while ensconced in a friendly Irish pub. Local hero’s Don Meade, Eamonn O’Leary, Tony DeMarco and others host vibrant sessions each week throughout Manhattan.

 

Monday

Landmark Tavern

626 11th Ave.

(Corner 46th St.)

(212) 247 2562

8 PM

Don Meade and friends play in the back room at this classic old school Hell’s Kitchen institution.

 

Theatre 80/ William Barnacle Tavern

80 St. Mark’s Place

(Near 1st Ave.)

9 PM

Deirdre Corrigan and Dan Gurney and friends provide the music at this unique East Village venue!

 

Tuesday

Swift Hibernan Lounge

34 E 4th St

(Bowery & Lafayette St.)

(212) 260 3600

7.30 PM

Join Eamon O’Leary and his friends at one of the best trad sessions in The East Village!

 

Paddy Reilly’s

519 2nd Ave.

(Corner 29th St.)
(212) 686 1210

Weekly Irish music session with various musicians.

 

Thursday

Paddy Reilly’s

519 2nd Ave.

(Corner 29th St.)
(212) 686 1210

10pm till 1AM

Dancer/musician/architect Niall O’Leary presents his weekly Irish music and dance session with plenty of guests throughout the night.

 

Saturday

The Harp

729 3rd Ave

(45th & 46th St.)

(212) 818 0123

9 PM -1 AM

This new edition is winning lots of Irish music fans since it opened last year.

 

St. Andrew’s

140 W 46th St.

(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 840 8413

9 PM till 1 AM

Enjoy traditional Irish/Celtic music in the heart of Times Sq.

 

Sunday

11th Street Bar

510 E 11th St.

(Ave. A & Ave. B)

(212) 982 3929

10 PM till late

Fiddler extraordinaire Tony DeMarco and friends gather at this cosy East Village pub till the wee hours!

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Irish Food

Irish beef back in the USA!

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD, was in New York in early February speaking at a number of events of a promotional tour to mark the launch of Irish beef in the US after a 16 year absence. Amongst the main events was an unveiling to US media of the Irish Food Board’s strategy for marketing Irish beef in the US followed by a high profile launch event with top international chefs presenting to US buyers and food writers.
 
Commenting on the day the Minister said “this week is about building on the momentum of the recent announcement that Irish beef is the only European beef approved for sale in the US. Today in New York is the first day of our three-city promotional tour and it’s fitting that we start here in a city with a reputation for high quality food but also with deep links with Ireland. Our key aim is to build awareness and generate excitement about Irish beef among trade buyers and opinion formers. Working with these large-scale distributors will be key to building the sales of Irish beef across the US. I’m confident that we will see some business collaborations coming out of these meetings which will mark the first tangible benefits of our securing beef access”. 

For more information go to www.irishbeefusa.com

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Bartender of the Week

01botwBar tender of the Week/21 Questions

Name: Aiden Lundy
Originally from Newcastle Co. Down.
In New York eight years and bar tending for the last six.

Works at:

The Keg Room
53 W 36th St.
(5th & 6th Ave.)

1
Q. Whats the best thing about bar tending in New York?

A. Getting to meet people from all different walks of life.

2
Q. And the worst?

A .The unsociable hours.

3
Q. Favorite way to unwind?

A. Just taking it easy watching a movie or hanging out with friends.

4
Q. Who would play you in a movie?

A. Probably Liam Neeson!
I would have picked Colin Farrell before he went off the drink but he’s gone all soft now LOL!

5
Q. Best pick up line you heard/use?
A. “Do you want to come home with me and see my picture of the Pope”!

6
Q. What advice would you give to the Mayor?
A. Don’t go near the horse and carriages in Central Park after dark!!

7
Q. Boxers or briefs?
A. Boxers.

8
Q. Favorite sports team/personality?
A. Glasgow Celtic of course! Lubo Moravcik my favorite player, made his debut against Rangers scoring twice in a memorable 5-1 victory.

9
Q. Best sporting event you attended?
A. Hands down the Uefa Cup Final in Seville, Spain in 2003.
Even though we were beaten by Porto, its still my best Celtic road trip ever.

10
Q. Who’s going to win the world cup?
A. Argentina, Viva Las Malvidas!

11
Q. Who’s playing on your ipod?
A. Everything from Marvin Gaye to Aviici.

12
Q. Best concert you attended?
A. My first concert, Garth Brooks in Croke Park, Dublin circa 1995.

13
Q. Favorite place besides your home town and New York?
A. Probably Miami. Love the Latin vibe!

14
Q. Favorite drink/tipple?
A. Lagavulin Scotch.

15
Q. Best cure for a hang over?
A. Hair of the dog!

16
Q. If the world was ending tomorrow you would?
A. Go home and see my family.

17
Q. Words to live by?
A. If it’s for you, it will not go by you.

18
Q. Top 3 must-see New York place you’d recommend for tourists?
A. Top of the rock, Central park and The Keg Room of course!

19
Q. What would you do if you won the Lotto?
A. Disappear.

20
Q. Cure for home sickness?
A. Don’t know, never felt it.

21
Q. Advice to new bartenders?
A. Be fast, funny and have a thick skin.