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Skibbereen man's pub makes Top 10 in NYC

June 2nd, 2017 5:45 PM

By Southern Star Team

The Landmark Tavern in Manhattan: Top 10 list

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A PUB run by a Skibbereen man in the US has been named by a top UK newspaper as one of New York’s finest Irish bars.

‘The historic Landmark Tavern is well worth the journey,’ said The Guardian last week, naming it as one of the 10 Best Irish bars in the Big Apple. 

Opened in 1868 and now owned by another Corkman, Donnchadh O’Sullivan from Skibbereen, with Michael Younge from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, the former speakeasy and dock workers’ saloon has an ‘elegantly renovated interior of inlaid tile floors, tin ceilings, lead-paned windows and a long mahogany bar’, the paper explained. 

‘It serves Guinness and Smithwick’s on draught and some of the best gastropub-style food in any Irish bar in New York – from classics such as Irish bangers and mash () to a lobster ravioli starter () and Long Island duck breast (). There are well-attended Monday night Irish traditional music sessions in the dark and atmospheric back room, too,’ it added.

The pub, at 626 11th Avenue, is owned by Donnchadh, who moved from Skibbereen to the US.

He is a former councillor on Cork County Council, having been co-opted into his late father’s seat in 1993. The family had a pub on Main Street in Skibbereen, known as DF’s, which is now part of the Tanyard bar, under different ownership.

‘The historic Landmark Tavern is well worth the journey,’ said The Guardian last week, naming it as one of the 10 Best Irish bars in the Big Apple. 

Opened in 1868 and now owned by another Corkman, Donnchadh O’Sullivan from Skibbereen, with Michael Younge from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, the former speakeasy and dock workers’ saloon has an ‘elegantly renovated interior of inlaid tile floors, tin ceilings, lead-paned windows and a long mahogany bar’, the paper explained. 

‘It serves Guinness and Smithwick’s on draught and some of the best gastropub-style food in any Irish bar in New York – from classics such as Irish bangers and mash () to a lobster ravioli starter () and Long Island duck breast (). There are well-attended Monday night Irish traditional music sessions in the dark and atmospheric back room, too,’ it added.

The pub, at 626 11th Avenue, is owned by Donnchadh, who moved from Skibbereen to the US.

He is a former councillor on Cork County Council, having been co-opted into his late father’s seat in 1993. The family had a pub on Main Street in Skibbereen, known as DF’s, which is now part of the Tanyard bar, under different ownership.

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