Sligo man immortalised in the Big Apple

A Sligo pub owner who made his name in America has been immortalised in the Big Apple.

Tubbercurry-born Jimmy Neary has had a street in New York City named after him in a touching tribute to the man who moved to the city in pursuit of the American dream.

Jimmy died in 2021 and on Wednesday of this week saw Jimmy Neary Way dedicated to the restauranteur, who famously opened his business on St Patrick’s Day in 1967.

His eatery became a favourite destination for local residents and visitors from far and wide, where everyday New Yorkers jostled for tables in its dignified dining room alongside power brokers and celebrities, according to Fox News.