To some, they were patriotic heroes. To others, traitorous rebels. We say anybody whose exploits inspired the founding of an authentic Irish pub in Las Vegas deserves a glass raised in his name. Or, rather, their names-nine in all. (Hope you’re thirsty.) But, on to the story …
In 1848, nine fervent Irish nationalists-Thomas Francis Meagher, John Mitchel, Patrick O’Donoghue, Terence Bellew McManus, William O’Brien, Charles Gavan Duffy, John Dillon, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, and Richard O’Gorman-valiantly fought for Irish independence. They lost. Later tried, convicted and sentenced to death, the Nine Fine found themselves ripe for political martyrdom-and the British monarchy knew it.
As a result, their death sentences were commuted and most were exiled all the way to Tasmania-not a nice place to visit or live. This is where their epic tale of redemption begins.
Five of the men-Meagher, Mitchel, O’Donoghue, McManus, and O’Brien-were forcefully sent to Satan’s vacationland. The sixth, Duffy-who was tried but acquitted due to lack of evidence-voluntarily made the trip to Tasmania. The other three men-Dillon, McGee and O’Gorman-escaped to America. As to their fates, some became noted authors, others Civil War heroes. One was named a minister of agriculture and one was elected prime minister.
Located next to the Off Broadway Entrance
Take the escalator to Casino Floor then take the carpeted walking path located across from the front desk. This path will lead you around to Nine Fine Irishmen just passed The Chocolate Bar.
Take the parking garage hallway towards the Big Apple Coaster and Arcade. Pass Nathans on your left and take the escalator on the left down to the Casino Level, then take the carpeted walking path to the left, walk left around Center Bar and take the path leading towards Swatch. Once at the end of the walking path, go right. The right hand path will lead you to Nine Fine Irishmen.
If you are facing the Front Desk, take the carpeted walking path behind you. Take this path towards Hershey’s and The Chocolate Bar. Nine Fine Irishmen will be located adjacent to The Chocolate Bar.