‘Best Irish Pub in the World’ competition entry: The Irish Haven, New York
The location for The Departed’s ‘cranberry juice’ scene provided a home from home for 13 Brooklyn Shamrocks summer transfers
‘The Haven was more important to its patrons than we, a few lads out for the craic for the summer, could ever know.’ Photograph: Google Street View
The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entries we’ve received so far. To read more, or find out how to nominate your favourite Irish pub abroad, click here.
We were the lads who lived upstairs, 13 of us in an unfurnished, apocalyptic, three-bed apartment that served as the living quarters for all of Brooklyn Shamrocks CLG’s summer transfers.