Emmett Woods Knows Irish Hospitality
Emmett Woods on his Pearl River Restaurant on the Blue Hill Golf Course
In 2011, Emmett Woods brought his tradition of Irish hospitality to Rockland. As an experienced restauranteur, he saw the opportunity to renovate and expand the 19th hole and café at the Blue Hill Golf Course in Pearl River and to make full use of the property. Having owned his own construction company, he used that experience to renovate and restore the early 1900’s Montgomery Maze stone mansion to its old-world charm. The result, Emmett’s Castle at Blue Hill, a full service restaurant with formal and casual dining, rooms for special events and a 19th Hole pub and outdoor patio overlooking the golf course.
As in Ireland, it’s a place where family and friends celebrate special events, have a good meal and listen to Traditional Irish music and local bands; and where golfers can replay their game at the 19th Hole.
Roots in Ireland and the Community
Emmett Woods, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in the hills of Pomeroy, immigrated to the United States in 1995, met his wife Moira, and moved to Pearl River, where they raised four children.
Employed as a carpenter, by 1996, he owned his own construction company. In 2003, he saw an opportunity to become a founding partner in a restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY and opened Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Never being far from his Irish roots, Emmett and several other families secured funds to purchase fields for the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association and have since, completed a major renovation to the fields and soon, the Club House. As the Rockland GAA President, he is particularly proud of the club’s ongoing expansion.
Emmett invites you to join him and his staff and partake in some Irish hospitality. Besides food and drink, local musicians as well as guests from Ireland frequent on venue on weekends. Check out our event calendar or make your reservation.