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  • Sunday, September 24, 2023 6:55 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

     We've had notice about a gala to benefit the Children's Medical Research Foundation in Ireland. It's on Thursday September 28 at Bryant Park Grill. See the image below for more details and visit the website for more information and tickets. 

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 2:28 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)


    Aisling Irish Community & Cultural Center
    990 McLean Ave
    Yonkers NY 10704

    Dear Friend, 

    The Aisling Irish Community and Cultural Center is very pleased to invite you to our 2023 Annual Dinner Dance. Join us on Friday, September 29th, 7pm at Mulino's at Lake Isle, located at 660 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY to celebrate our three highly esteemed honorees. Entertainment will be provided by the popular McLean Avenue Band. This year we are delighted and honored to celebrate the outstanding community achievements of Aine Dempsey of President HD Office Solutions, Peter Doran of the Law Offices of Peter Doran, and Thomas Queenan, Owner of Nu-Way Air Conditioning & Heating.  

    Aine Dempsey grew up in Athenry, Co Galway, with her Dad Gerry, Mum Bernie and her two sisters, Niamh and Ailbhe. Aine Attended Scoil Chroi Naofa and Presentation College in Athenry before she graduated from N.U.I.G. with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2012. She moved to New York in May of 2013 where she quickly moved up the corporate ladder as the Chief Financial Officer for one of New York’s fastest growing construction companies, Alba Services Inc. Aine met her now husband Richie Hartnett when she moved to Woodlawn in October 2013. Aine and Richie welcomed their first child Daithi in 2016, and second child Aoife in 2021. 

    Peter Doran graduated from Law School in 1996, Peter started a private Law Practice in Yonkers and ultimately established the “Barrister’s Building” on McLean Avenue where he continues to practice today. He has continued to practice law for 27 years, but made a major turn in his career path in 2007 when he decided to join the Yonkers Fire Department to became a career firefighter. He was promoted to Fire Lieutenant in 2014 and was recently promoted to Fire Captain in 2022. 

    Thomas Queenan hails from Enniscrone, Co .Sligo. He immigrated to New York in 1987. Thomas has been involved with the Aisling Irish Community Center since its move to McLean Avenue in 1996. In 1994 he formed Nu-Way Heating & Cooling Inc. and prior to that had worked with a number of large HVAC contractors in New York City. Thomas lives in Yonkers with his wife Carmel and they are blessed with three children and one grandchild. The family is a member of the Annunciation Parish, Yonkers. 

    Since its founding, the Aisling Irish Community and Cultural Center has been a steadfast resource for Irish, and Irish American diaspora in Yonkers, Woodlawn and the greater New York area. Thanks to your unwavering support, we have experienced an incredible year of growth, enabling us to expand our services even further. With your help we have achieved so much in the year including:   

    Senior activities are provided 5 days a week, including hot lunches every Tuesday, serving an average of 4,420 meals per year 

    Meals delivered to 28 homebound seniors on Wednesdays, totaling over 896 meals delivered annually

    14,300 meals delivered to people without homes in New York City every year

    Introduced free career assistance, a new cultural series, and two rounds of Leadership for Life program

    Leadership for Life program included a leadership conference in Ireland for 17 students this summer 

    Nearly 15,000 individuals benefit from our services every year 
    By attending our Dinner Dance and supporting our event through the purchase of sponsorships, journal ads, tickets, and tables, you directly contribute to the funding of our various programs that operate throughout the year.  We kindly ask you to consider extending your support to our Dinner Dance by reviewing the attached journal contract. Please note that all journal ads must be submitted by September 15, 2023. You can pay online here: If you have any inquiries or require further information, please don't hesitate to contact Naomi Hanson at or any member of our Dinner Dance Committee. Your contribution will play a vital role in the success of our programs, and we deeply appreciate your support.   

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 2:24 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Special Fundraiser for Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust 

    Tomorrow night we will be supporting the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust Fundraiser. This fantastic organization helps transport loved ones back home for their final journey. 

    Tickets are $150, however the IBO is glad to offer a 50% discount to our current members. Just include this promotional code before checkout: guestofkbrt

    Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (see link below)

    Your ticket will directly support this cause and includes an Open Bar from 6pm - 8.30pm along Stone Street at bars including Route 66, Havana Social and Beckett's. In addition, there will be food, live music and incredible raffle prizes including hotel stays, golf days, luxury meals and much more. 

    This event is not to be missed. Please consider supporting this powerful cause, one very dear to the Irish-American community in New York City.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 1:20 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Jennifer Muldowney (AKA "The Glam Reaper" tells us of an event she's inviting the IBO community to, celebrating her 15 years in business.

    She says, "All are welcome! Its free and free food and drink with Irish influences and Niall O’Leary will be performing a special number ;-)"

    Sept 27th, Sanctuary on Roosevelt Island



    Jennifer will also be appearing at a hybrid event on November 1 - from the event notice, available at

    Welcome to the fourth and FINAL happy hour in a series discussing the final taboo - Death... but over desserts and drinks!

    Irish Luminary member Jennifer Muldowney and special guests are experts in death and funerals and we have been discussing elements of this taboo subject over a series in the last year. Ask anyone who has been - we do it in a new, easy listening, (even fun!) palatable way. We promise you won't regret attending!

    This Hallowe'en and Irish themed Happy Hour will leave you feeling informed about your options for creating a will, looking after your estate (or that of your parents), preplanning and having that awkward conversation no one wants to have. We will also talk Bucket Lists - we all have (or should have!) one!

    Known as The Glam Reaper and like her podcast of the same name, Jennifer will provide expert information about this end of life planning. There will be a mini-workshop after the panel discussion and you will leave motivated to get out there and live life to the max from hereafter!

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:19 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Join expert practitioners and thought leaders for a stimulating discussion on how the future of work can truly be smarter and shorter, live and in-person in New York. 

     ️ Tuesday, September 26th

      OASIS by Workville, New York City

    ⏰ 6:00pm - 7:30pm with refreshments and networking 7:30pm - 8:30pm


    Global trials of the shorter working week have demonstrated a path to happier, healthier employees, and more efficient, productive organizations that are better positioned to attract and retain talent. This has been achieved, for the most part, through organizational redesign rather than speed-up.

    Now, with a wave of change powered by new AI tools and technologies upon us, what does this all mean for the way we work and the length of time we work for?


    ⭐ Joe O'Connor, CEO and Co-founder, Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence (former 4 Day Week Global CEO)

    ⭐ Danielle Farage, HBR & BBC-Featured Expert, Speaker & Consultant on Gen Z Corporate Talent

    ⭐ Hamza Khan, Co-Founder SkillsCamp

    ⭐ Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, Executive Director at The Worker Institute Cornell University ILR School

    ⭐ Grace Tallon, Chief Operating Officer, Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence

    ⭐ Rakiba Kibira, VP of Revenue, Common Future

  • Monday, September 11, 2023 9:20 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Niall O"Leary writes with exciting news for lovers of Irish dance and fun: 

    September 15 16 17 is a big weekend for Irish Dance in New York City:

    Celebrate half-way to St. Patrick's Day with us at these two fun events:

    Friday 9/15 AND Saturday 9/16

    5pm to 11pm both evenings:

    The Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance present the 

    Manhattan Dance Marathon 2023 #MDM23

    Dancing in all the REAL Irish bars in Manhattan!

    Raising money for the costume and travel fund for the dancers in the school.

    No cover charge...All Welcome!


    Sunday September 17

    12 noon to 6pm

    New York City Irish Dance Festival #NYCIDF23

    in association with the Irish Arts Center

    This annual celebration of Irish dance features traditional and contemporary Irish dance from notable professional and student talent from around the region. Audiences can immerse themselves in Irish arts and culture with participatory workshops, music sessions, Irish language conversations, and social dancing for all ages, among many other offerings. The evening ends with a lively céilí for all, with live music!

    Venue for this year's festival: 

    Slattery's Midtown Pub in Midtown Manhattan!

    8 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016 (between 5th and Madison Aves.)

    Serving delicious drinks and a full food menu all day!

    Two floors of LIVE Irish dance and music, with talks, performances, workshops, and general excitement!

    No cover charge...All Welcome!

    More info on both events at

    Also the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance is now accepting new students in NYC and Philadelphia for new classes for children and adults: more info at

  • Saturday, September 02, 2023 1:50 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    We've had a note in from our friends over at Women with Ambition. 

    Women with Ambition is delighted to announce our first ever Women with Ambition Female Entrepreneurs & Founders Expo on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 here in New York City — and we would love for you to be involved! 

    We are inviting female-led organizations to have an exhibit station at this first-of-its-kind Expo. This is a wonderful opportunity to sell your products/services, promote your brand in-person to Irish and American consumers and network with other female entrepreneurs and founders. 

    If you are interested in having an exhibit station at our Founder & Entrepreneur Expo, please complete the application form

    Given the high level of interest, we will send out confirmation as to whether we have capacity to offer you an exhibit station.

    What is Women with Ambition?

    Women with Ambition is a professional network of Irish and Irish American women working and living in New York and the Tri-State area. We provide a space for women to huddle together to connect more deeply, form a meaningful network, and take some time to focus on intentional self-development—all while supporting and celebrating each other as we strive for our individual career goals, successes and ambitions.

    At Women with Ambition, while we pursue our individual goals, collectively we create a community that is redefining ambition together.

    Why is Women with Ambition creating this Expo?

    Since Women with Ambition launched in February 2022, through our many conversations and events, we have been hearing from female-led business owners about their desire for a platform where they can both promote and create visibility for their brand, while also networking in a community of like-minded women to share experiences, garner support, and learn from each other. 

    Please reach out with any additional questions, we’d be happy to discuss further, and hope to have you involved in this exciting new venture.


    Instagram: @womenwithambitionny 


    Twitter: @WomenAmbitionNY

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2023 5:15 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Member and worldwide leadership coach Kathleen Fanning sends along news - a complimentary Masterclass on July 12! 

    From Kathleen: 

    Complimentary MASTERCLASS

    Empowering Women Leaders:
    Key Strategies for Overcoming SELF DOUBT and Achieving Success

    Research has shown that even the most successful senior leaders can experience self-doubt which can at times hold them back from pursuing opportunities and/or finding balance in life. 

    As a worldwide leadership coach, that's exactly why I created the 4 Pillar Coaching Program to help leaders like you build your confidence and eliminate fear and self-doubt.

    Join my 90 minute, interactive masterclass to Learn the 4 Pillars

    1. Transform your self-care into active practice.
    2. Make a mindset shift from doubt to self belief.
    3. Create boundaries & communicate effectively.
    4. Accomplish more with ease!

    Join me on 12th July  (12pm ET and 5pm GMT) and please share with anyone you think might benefit. 

    To register:

    Kathleen Fanning
    Leadership Coach | Speaker | Educator

    Invest in Yourself with Kathleen Fanning Coaching: Empowering professional women to Dare to Believe, find their authentic voice, embrace their unique leadership style, and create harmonious work-life balance! ✨

    As an accomplished member of the International Coach Federation and an award-winning coach, I am dedicated to supporting ambitious professional women on their transformative journey. With my guidance, you can unleash your true potential and achieve the success and fulfilment you desire.

  • Monday, June 12, 2023 7:39 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Ogham Art has just released their latest collection - Counties of Ireland ceramic mugs celebrating the 32 counties of Ireland!  Their exclusive design features the county coat of arms, their county bumper sticker in two languages and two alphabets, and a dropped county location pin on the map of Ireland - all shadowed atop a background of the tricolor flag of Ireland.

    Check out the collection here: 

    U.S delivery only with FREE shipping!  Printed on demand so please expect 1-2 weeks for delivery. IBO Members save 20% at with coupon code IBO20. 

    Follow Ogham Art on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and TikTok and connect with co-owner and primary artist Colleen Berry Conway on LinkedIn!

  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 4:23 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Our sincerest condolences to former IBO president Sheila Lynott on the passing of her beloved father.

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