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  • 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.

  • Friday, April 28, 2023 11:35 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Tangible's 'Stirring the Bull!' via Zoom

    Co-sponsored by the Irish Business Organization

    New York and the World 
    Thursday 4th May, 2023, at 5 pm NY time and 10 pm Irish time/Tangible time. 

    Join IBO members and others for a mix of inspiration, leadership, project reviews, success analysis, outcomes, and networking


    Featured New Yorkers:

    Jennifer Muldowney: The Glam Reaper (Founder/CEO Muldowney Memorials)  
    Nicholas Michael: Director of Development, Irish American Partnership 

    Colin O'Brien, CEO of Peggy Rain   (Almost a New Yorker!)
    Brian McCabe: Update on the American Irish Historical Society

    Brian Moran, Founder CEO Small Business Edge 
    Colleen Berry Conway, Founder Ogham Art & Secretary IBO 

    Noreen Bowden, Cofounder and Communications Officer IBO: update on voting rights for Irish citizens abroad

    Paul Finnegan, Founder/CEO Shantalla & President IBO 2023

    See the Tangible website

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2023 8:43 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Leitrim County Council is sponsoring both a cultural event on Thursday April 6th and a business event on Friday April 7th leading up to the Leitrim vs NY Connacht Senior Football match at Gaelic Park on Saturday April 8th. Both events are at The Rambling House in Woodlawn, Bronx NY. The business event focuses on job and investment opportunities in Leitrim which is experiencing a post-Covid surge in popularity.

    Details below are from Anyone wishing to attend should contact Emer Connolly at:

    Team Leitrim sets sporting and business goals for New York trip

    March 19, 2023 by Anthony Neeson

    When Leitrim fans arrive in the Big Apple next month to take on New York in the Connacht Senior Football Championship, they'll be seeking more than just a victory on the field.

    For in the vanguard of the Green & Gold travelling contingent will be a high-powered delegation keen to promote the county as the perfect landing place in Ireland for Americans investors and visitors. 

    On the evening before the Easter Saturday (8 April) game, the group will stage a Leitrim showcase in The Rambling House on Katonah Avenue in the Bronx. 

    "We are seeking to create a network of persons, including young people in business in the US, who are interested in hearing of the investment and job opportunities in County Leitrim," explains former IDA chief and Leitrim native Padraic White. 

    Since the start of the Covid pandemic, Ireland's least-populous county has found itself on an upward trajectory, in part fuelled by an influx of professionals who are able to work remotely from Lovely Leitrim. Tourism Ireland's 'Hidden Heartlands' campaign has also attracted record numbers of tourists to the country's least-populous county.

    Joining the business delegation to the Big Apple will be two of the county's premier businesses: software company Cora Systems and med-tech innovator VistaMed. Both are keen to lure professionals to take up positions in their growing companies - either Americans or Irish American returnees. 

    Representing Cora Systems, which sells its software products in 53 countries and has 53 staff in the US, will be principal engineer Keith Dimmock — a Yorkshire man who married Leitrim woman Michelle Reynolds and then relocated to her home county where he joined the surging software company. However, Keith's duties will extend beyond pitching for Cora Systems at the investment reception for the next day he will be pitch-side in Gaelic Park fulfilling his role at kit-man for the Leitrim senior football team.  

    Among the other speakers at the Leitrim reception will be Brian Conroy, Head of IDA, North America and Lar Power, Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council while facilitating the initiative will be Leitrim powerhouse in Yonkers, Caitríona Clarke of JP Clarke's. The event will run from 6-7pm at The Rambling House, 4292 Katonah Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10470. If interested in attending, please email Emer Connolly at Leitrim County Council.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 10:15 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Former IBO Executive Board member, Kathleen Power-Cronin, the Director of Cultural Communications and Outreach at the USAfrica Trade and Business Network is participating in its Spring 2023 Expo later this week. It's the first time the Expo is being held in NJ, at the Newark (Airport) International Liberty Marriott.

    Over 100 are attending and counting. Irish investors, vendors, sponsors are invited this Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th 9am to 5pm.

    They have also added the USAfrica Retail Incubation Program starting with the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, created to sell African products as part of their Small Business Success Program, as mentioned in FORBES and NJ Business Magazine.

    More info:

    Forbes: A Giant Mall Thinks Small: Westfield Property Pilots Program For Local Businesses

    NJ Business Magazine: Small Businesses Gain Mall Foothold with SBDC Partnership

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:01 AM | Colleen Berry Conway (Administrator)

    Niall O'Leary - IBO Past President and virtual IBO meeting MC extraordinaire - has announced his dance and music schedule for March 2023.  Please check out highlights below and for an updated list of where to find Niall O'Leary and his musicians and dancers performing, visit

    You can also follow Niall O’Leary on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

    March 2, 2023 (Thursday)  10 pm -12:30 am

    Irish Culture Night Trad Session & Dance Jam

    Paddy Reilly''s Irish Music Bar is at 519 2nd Ave, at 29th Street, NYC

    St Pat’s for All Benefit  

    ‘The bLAST of REELs’ hosted by Niall O'Leary!

    • Featuring a brilliant percussionist, direct from Ireland!
    • Also starring amazing percussive dancer Tyler Schwartz and fab tapper Maddie Rae Russo!
    • Free admission

    March 4, 2023 (Saturday) 2 pm - 4 pm


    Social dancing in a relaxed setting

    Aisling Irish Community Center, 990 McLean Avenue, Yonkers NY 10704

    Metro North to Woodlawn

    • Music by Niall O'Leary (accordion)
    • Dances called by Megan Downes
    • Door fee: suggested donation $5
    • All welcome, bring your dancing shoes!

    March 5, 2023 (Sunday) 1 pm - 3 pm

    St Pat’s for All Parade

    • Starting point: 43rd Street & Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, Queens NY
    • Sunnyside to Woodside, Queens NY
    • This parade was the first inclusive parade in NYC!

    March 5, 2023 (Sunday) 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

    Trad Music Session with Niall O'Leary and Friends and Special Guests from Ireland

    The Wicked Monk, 9510 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY

    • All musicians, dancers, singers, listeners welcome!
    • Great Irish food and drink selections!
    • R Train to 95th Street

    March 11, 2023 (Saturday)

    Irish Language Mass & After-Party at OLD St. Patrick's Cathedral 

    12 noon Mass

    1pm-2pm after-party

    • Live music 7 dance by the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance - Mott St., between Prince and Houston Streets, Manhattan

    March 17, 2023 (Friday)

    IBO St. Patrick’s Day March Afterparty

    Until 5:30 pm

    • Metropolitan Republican Club 122 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028
    • Afterparty to begin approximately at 2:30 pm
    • RSVP at 
    • IBO Members $50 / IBO Nonmembers $65

    Big Apple Feis & Crossroads of the World Feis

    Sheraton Crossroads, Mahwah NJ

    Niall O'Leary (accordion) is one of the musicians for this feis!

    For ideas of where to see other Irish Traditional Music Sessions, and for more fun events, visit

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