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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:48 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    We've gotten notice of an event that may be of interest: it's a FREE WEBINAR Event called the World Hope Forum - Ireland

    The World Hope Forum is an organisation founded by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano in spring 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Hope Forum’s main goal is to create a holistic global platform for the exchange and expansion of knowledge, innovation of business practices, resetting of making methods, invention of alternative models, and the rethinking of rituals for selling, sharing and bartering – as well as other initiatives yet to be discovered.

    Ireland has a deep tradition of sustainable textile making, from its crisp linens to its wooly tweeds. As part of this year’s NYTM (New York Textile Month), World Hope Forum ambassador for Ireland, Antonia Reilly-Parker, has curated a special lineup of inspiring speakers. The webinar spans fashion, home, craft, folklore and national identity.

    The speakers will be presenting from both Ireland and New York. 

    The program begins via ZOOM at 9AM EST in New York. Registration is FREE. 

    See all the details at

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 11:00 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    'I'll do it myself': a live Irish Comedy Special Taping

    Irish stand up comedian and host of The Shift podcast Katie Boyle will be taping her debut comedy special and recording her album at New York Comedy Club. Boyle will be the first Irish comedian to film a full-length special in NYC. She performs daily all over NYC and has toured America. She has been featured in festivals all over the country: Laughing Skull Atlanta, The Women in Comedy Festival, Asheville, Cape Fear, Kansas City Irish fest, New York City Festival and tours with the Real Irish Comedy tour. She has been heard on Sirius Xm. She has opened for Des Bishop in Vicar St Ireland. 

    Ticket link:

    Date: 18th of September 7pm and 9:30pm

    Location: New York Comedy Club 241 East 24th St. New York, NY 10010 (Gramercy location) (212) 696-5233


    Instagram, tiktok and twitter: @katieboylecomic


  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:07 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    IBO Member Malachy Fallon is the subject of a lovely profile in the Fordham Alumni magazine, highlighting his transition to leading the Xavier Society for the Blind after a 30-plus-year career at Standard & Poors. 

    An excerpt: 

    When MALACHY FALLON, BS ’83, MBA ’89, MS ’15, attended a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 2016 a few months after he became the executive director of the Xavier Society for the Blind, its mission took on an even deeper meaning. The annual mass, celebrated on the feast day of St. Lucy, the patron saint of the blind, is the highlight of the year for patrons of the nonprofit. All of the Mass Propers are in Braille, created by the Xavier Society, and the celebrant, lecturers, and most attendees are sight impaired.

    “It hit me immediately,” Fallon said. “This is why we do it and why it’s so very important. It’s that type of work; you’re touching individuals deeply and directly. Our tagline is, ‘We provide faith and inspiration in Braille and audio,’ but it’s our patrons who are the inspiration.”

    Fallon’s move to the Xavier Society followed a 30-plus-year career at Standard & Poors where he started out after earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA at Fordham. He spent most of his time in the public finance group doing bond ratings on state and local governments and larger nonprofits. After several years in New York, he moved to Texas to open S&P’s Dallas office. At the time, he and his wife Maureen were busy raising four children. Fallon kept close ties with his alma mater, and his daughter Emily, FCRH ’13, is an alumna of Fordham College at Rose Hill.

    “I had a wonderful career at S&P,” he said. “It was finance, but it was also government and public policy. I met so many wonderful people working in the nonprofit sector that I thought at some point I’d like to work in it rather than peripherally around it.”

    Read the whole article on the Fordham Alumni Magazine website

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:40 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    We've heard from a friend about the inaugural event of the The Treaty United Supporters Club is an Irish Football (Soccer) Club that represents the Mid-West of Ireland (Counties Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary). 

    Treaty United Supporters Club New York is delighted to be hosting their inaugural event in NY. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at McCarthy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant located in Times Square, NYC.  Our club chairman Conn Murray will be in attendance to welcome our U.S. supporters and outline the vision and strategy for the club.  We will also be screening a short (15 minute) film, ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’, a documentary about the 1980 European Cup match between Limerick United and Real Madrid, written and directed by Cian O’Connor. 

    Please forward this event to any one you feel may be interested in attending and note there is limited attendance.

    Treaty United was established in 2020 with a senior women’s team playing in the FAI Women’s National League, followed a year later by a senior men’s team in the FAI First Division.  Along with our two senior sides the club also fields five Academy teams for boys and girls, ranging from U14 to U19.  The club’s ambition is to establish a sustainable model of League of Ireland football in the mid-west; (Limerick, Clare & Tipperary)  to complement the work of existing leagues and clubs in Ireland’s mid-west and to work with them to achieve this goal.  We also aim to develop a best in class academy to support young players in the region.

    We hope you can join us next month:

    When:  Wednesday, 14 September, 2022   6-9pm

    Where:  McCarthy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 144 West 46th Street, New York, NY

    Cost:  $125, includes only appetizers, beer, and wine

    Tickets are available now through the following link:

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:34 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Our friends at Irish American Writers & Artists invite all to join them in honoring the musical, literary, and theater legend Larry Kirwan: 


    Larry Kirwan will receive the 2022 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish American Writers & Artists on Monday, October 24, 2022 at the beautiful Skylight Room, upstairs at Rosie O'Grady's in the heart of Manhattan.

    Purchase tickets now for this festive celebration of Larry Kirwan, founder and lead singer of the rock band Black 47, author, political activist, and Tony Award nominated playwright (Paradise Square).

    Cocktail reception includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, and open bar. Tickets for $175 include one year of membership with the Irish American Writers & Artists.

    Buy tickets on Eventbrite

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:12 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Our friends at Irish Network send us news of their raffle to benefit Concern Worldwide:  

    Irish Network New York Raffle and Summer Party

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 AT 6:30 PM at Stone Street NYC
    Open bar, free for Irish Network NYC members, $45 for non-members.

    You don't need to be present to win!

    Hosted by Irish Network NYC to benefit Concern Worldwide, this raffle is offering the chance at the memory of a lifetime! One lucky winner will win a trip to Ireland for two worth $5,000, which includes round-trip tickets, two high-quality hotel stays, and a luxurious shopping trip!

    And even if you don't win our grand prize, there are still thousands of dollars worth of other Irish goodies you could win, including charmed 7th Heaven jewelry, premium alcohols, and much more. There will also be many more prizes available on event night, so prepare for an incredible time! All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Concern Worldwide's life-saving programs around the world.

    Click the link to enter the raffle and win big!

    From the above site: 

    Enter the raffle for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes! Prizes include...

    A "Fly, Shop, and Stay in Dublin" package worth $5,000, featuring a round-trip flight with Aer Lingus, an exciting shopping trip with Brown Thomas, and an overnight stay at two incredible hotels: The Westin Dublin and the Powerscourt Hotel Resort Spa.

    A beautiful jewelry set from Connemara Marble with a warm blanket and scarf

    An incredible bundle of eyelashes and supplies from Lash Star Beauty New York

    A gorgeous scarf and jewelry set from 7th Heaven

    A high quality package from Act + Acre (skin care for your scalp)

    A box containing gin and accessories from The Shed Distillery

    Two scrumptious gift boxes from The Paddy Box, featuring some delicious snacks

    A 12 pack of carefully crafted Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

    Two Finca Skin Organics bundles containing top tier skincare products

    A gift certificate for a wonderful meal or drinks at The Dead Rabbit

    A mouthwatering 6 pack of Shanky's Whip Black Whiskey from Shanky & Shireman

    A journey full of fragrances with high quality perfumes from Memo Paris

    Peggy Rain rescues your washing from the rain, made in Ireland

    An assortment of super supplements from Revive Active to help you look and feel healthier

    A desirable bottle of gin and a delectable bottle of whiskey from Glendalough Distillery

    With many more prizes available during the night!

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 9:56 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    The Consulate will again march in New York City Pride this year!

    The 53rd NYC Pride March will begin at noon on June 26th from 25th Street and 5th Avenue. Marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west through Greenwich Village and dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.

    All are welcome to take part in this special day by walking with the Irish parade group and with our Ireland float, taking in the fantastic atmosphere, and enjoying music by renowned Irish DJ Fiona Walsh.

    We welcome LGBTQI+ and allies alike, as well as anyone with an interest in or affiliation with Ireland. Spread the word! The Irish theme at the New York march – “Amach le Chéile – Out Together” – reflects the inclusiveness of the modern nation which Ireland has become. Please find more details on the event, and register here: We are restricted on the number of marchers this year, so do register promptly if interested! 

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:12 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Our friends at Irish Network NYC are running an event that IBO members may be interested in. 

    Effective Networking in New York City

    by Irish Network NYC

    Thursday, Jun 23, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT at the Bank of Ireland Hub

    This is an exciting event for folks newly arrived to the City and looking to meet people in their industries and build their network or existing New Yorkers looking to develop their professional networks. The evening will include a speaking program with seasoned professionals across different many industries (Law, Finance, Science, Hospitality, etc.), breakout sessions, and an informal mixer before and after the program.

    See all the details and get ticket on the event's Eventbrite page. 

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 8:38 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Members might be interested in the following - but act fast! The sale ends June 1 at 6:59 pm Eastern time.

    Aer Lingus Flash Sale Save $100 off

    JFK to Dublin and Shannon

    Newark to Dublin

    JFK to Manchester

    Travel June 1 – September 30, 2022

    Hurry! Book by June 1st at

    Roundtrip including taxes and fees. T&C’s apply

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:44 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    A play by IBO member John Kearn will be featured in the New York Theater Festival in June!

    After a successful run in the 1stIrish Theatre Festival at Ryan's Daughter pub in this winter, Boann and the Well of Wisdomdirected by Glory Kadigan and starring Annalisa Chamberlin and Gary Troy, is moving to the 75-seat Latea Theatre (107 Suffolk Street, NY, NY) as part of the New York Theater Festival! 

    A team of lighting, costume, and sound designers are working to bring the show to the next level on the large stage at the Latea Theatre. You have three chances to see Boann and the Well of Wisdom in its new incarnation: 

    * Wednesday June 1 @ 6:30 PM
    * Friday June 3 @ 4 PM
    * Sunday June 5 @ 1 PM 

    Boann and the Well of Wisdom is a poetic, two-character drama based on the myth of Boann (the Irish goddess of poetry). The young, spirited Boann and her father, Nechtan, run the White Cow pub atop a forbidden well in pre-Christian Ireland. Boann wants to innovate while Nechtan wants the pub to remain as it is. 

    Tickets: BOANN AND THE WELL OF WISDOM - New York Theater Festival

    Boann and the Well of Wisdom also has a tax-deductible fundraising campaign for the production. If you can make a donation, there are whiskey bottles and books as incentives:

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