Dorothy and Harry Kirwan's son Danny begins his apprenticeship at
While visiting Ireland Harry Kirwan's car breaks down. He is picked
up on the road by Matthew Maher. Harry promises him a job in New York.
Matty goes to NY to work as a waiter and bartender at McSorley's.
McSorley's Old Ale house is sued to allow women to enter.
McSorley's under order of the court and law from the city council
considers becoming a private club, but relents to the pressure and
opens its doors to women. There are no restrooms for the women. Danny
Kirwan wants his mother to be the first woman served. She refuses
citing the promise she made her father. Predictions of the end of
McSorley's are heard around the world.
Dorothy Kirwan dies
Harry Kirwan dies. McSorley's old Ale house now belongs to their "beloved
son" as Harry refers to him, Danny Kirwan.
Matthew Maher, night manager of McSorley's buys the place from Danny
Kirwan. It is now
owned by the third family since opening.
Text by Will Wand er
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