The funeral of Matty Maher, the Kilkenny-born proprietor of McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City, who died on January 11th, aged 80. The funeral was held at the Holy Trinity church in Whitestone, New York. Photograph: Lauren Crothers

McSorley’s Old Ale House, opened by Irish immigrant John McSorley in 1854, is the oldest Irish pub in New York, where sawdust on the floor provides a (...)

Visitors pledge the oath of allegiance at the New York Irish Center’s Christmas lunch. Photograph: Lauren Crothers

It’s a baltic afternoon in late December, but the windows of the New York Irish Centre (NYIC) have fogged over from the warmth within. Plates heavy w(...)