Tír na nÓg Times Square—a new Irish Bar and Grill—today announced that it has opened in Manhattan.
The story of the mythical Irish land of Tír na nÓg (“Land of Eternal Youth”) continues at 315 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. A painstaking renovation has brought century-old English wood and Irish stone to this 6,500 square-foot space in Midtown.
The Celtic-inspired New American menu, created by Executive Chef Matthew Geraghty and Chef Luis Uruchima, offers classics such as Steamed Cockles and Mussels, Shepherd’s Pie, and Irish Ale-battered Fish and Chips, as well as upscale dishes such as Pan Seared Cod Fish with Leeks, Yellow Squash, Lobster Mash, covered with a Citrus Beurre Blanc with Chives.
• Lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
• Dinner will be served until11:00 pm.
• A bar menu will be available all day until 2:00 a.m.
• On weekends, the brunch menu will offer a traditional Irish breakfast, Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Bananas French Toast and more.
A total of 20 beers are featured on tap—including legendary Irish and Belgian beers— along with American craft brews from Blue Point, Founders, Harpoon, Victory and Smuttynose. Another 25 bottled beers from around the globe are also available.
Tír na nÓg also is serving up signature cocktails including:
• “Big Ginger” - Double Jameson, Ginger Ale and Lime Juice.
• “Dark n Stormy” - Gosling’s Dark Rum and Ginger Beer.
• “Elder Flower Champagne” - Gruet Brut Saint-Vincent and Elderflower Liquer.
A total of 16 television screens, plus a giant projection screen, and a state-of-the-
Weekly entertainment will begin in September and will include live music and DJs.
Take a close look at the new Tír na nÓg to see several distinctly Irish and European features. Enter through century-old, carved-oak Victorian double doors, removed from a parish church in Yorkshire, England. A 45-foot bar snaking from front to rear is the centerpiece of the main space.
• Two intimate stone cottages, named Inishfree and Inishbofin, offer privacy and may be reserved for private dining and parties for up to 70 people.
• The “Chapel” area is created from reclaimed church pews.
• The cozy Munster Room, in a nook at the rear of the main bar, seats 25 and offers direct bar service and a commanding view of the entire establishment.
The detailed décor is the work of Irish and English artisans and relies heavily on reclaimed materials. All stained glass is original, and authentic memorabilia ranges from small antique books to a large fishing boat from Achill Island hanging from the rafters. Wood signs hand-painted by Simon Scott hang throughout the space.
A recreation of an Ah Fulacht Fiadh—pits once used by the ancient Irish for cooking and drying clothes—sits beneath a pane of glass in the center of the main room.
Great for Groups
Tír na nÓg Times Square offers spaces for groups ranging in size from 10 to 300. From after-work cocktail parties to team meetings to sports watch parties to reunions to weddings, Tír na nÓg Times Square has the perfect spot for your next event. Come winter, tables by the two gas fireplaces will be highly coveted.
Tables, booths, and private areas may be reserved in advance by calling 212-760-0072 or via Open Table.
Tír na nÓg Times Square is the latest creation from three Irish owners—Maurice Collins, William Harnett and Tony Colbert. The team is also affiliated with three other establishments:
• Tír na nÓg,(http://www.TirNaNogNYC.com) a landmark Irish tavern that opened in 1998 at 5 Penn Plaza, on Eighth Ave at 33rd St., New York City.
• Tír na nÓg Baltimore, which opened in 2005 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
• Con Murphy’s, which opened in 2009 in the Windsor Hotel in Philadelphia.
Tír na nÓg Times Square is located within blocks of Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Port Authority, Times Square, and the Theater District on West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. To find out more:
• LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
• Visit our website (expected to be published on or about August 28, 2012) at http://www.TirNaNogNYC.com/
• Reservations may be made by calling 212-760-0072 or via Open Table.