A street corner in New York has been re-named after a Sligo native who ran a restaurant there for more than 50 years.

New York City officials renamed the corner of East 57th and First Avenue to 'Jimmy Neary Way'.

The New York Post reports a ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

He emigrated to America from Tubbercurry in County Sligo in 1954, at the age of 24.

Neary's restaurant opened on Saint Patrick's Day in 1967, and Jimmy worked there for 54 years up until his death last October.


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