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A Raucous Welcome For Peekskill's Quiet Man

PEEKSKILL – While the city’s Italian festival got into full swing Friday evening on Brown Street, the city’s Irish contingent had its' own celebration just down the road. Dozens of people gathered on Division Street to celebrate the opening of the Quiet Man Public House, a new dining establishment owned by Chuck and Joe McGreal and their family, natives of Ireland.

Chuck McGreal thanked his mother and the rest of the family for making the pub a reality, as well as the many supporters on hand.

“This has been a long time in the making and I appreciate everyone showing up,” McGreal told the crowd. “This is a very special moment for me, so thank you for coming.”

The McGreals were joined by Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster and members of the city council, as well as County Legislator John Testa and Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Testa also presented the McGreals with a welcoming certificate of merit on behalf of the county.

The Quiet Man opened on a limited basis last weekend for the Peekskill celebration but Friday’s opening was a true celebration, with musicians fiddling Irish songs before the ceremony began. The pub features a lengthy bar stocked with many popular Irish beers such as Harp, Smithwick’s and of course, Guinness.

The establishment also offers a wide menu of pub fare and has an ample-sized dining room, as well as a courtyard behind the pub for outdoor dining. The Quiet Man is located at 15 North Division Street. It is open seven days a week starting at 11 a.m. For more information  go to

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