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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 8:32 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Some of our members may be aware of the Tangible Ireland series, the global Irish leadership gatherings hosted by Raymond Sexton. Raymond is bringing Tangible Ireland to NY via Zoom on May 5 at 5 pm New York time.

    All IBO members are invited to participate. If you'd like to join in on the session of "Inspiration, Leadership, Project Reviews, Success Analysis, Outcomes, and Networking", you're more than welcome! The event is free but donations to support the work are welcome. Reach out to for the Zoom link, and visit Tangible on Facebook at

  • Monday, April 11, 2022 11:53 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Dublin fashion designer Jennifer Rothwell is inviting IBO members to attend her New York Fashion Showcase. Rothwell promotes Irish culture and heritage through contemporary fashion, and she creates gloriously colored silk dresses, ties, and scarves, as well as accessories in rich Donegal tweed. See her website at

    Rothwell's New York Fashion Showcase takes place on April 21 upstairs at the Churchill, 45 East 28th Street. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP with guest names to

  • Monday, April 11, 2022 11:28 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Calling all IBO members.

    The IBO and Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) are embarking on a collaborative project to provide job seekers in our community with the strategy, mentorship, networking and interview skills that they will need in their search.   EIIC has provided frontline services to the Irish community and many other immigrant communities in New York since 1988, and has grown to be a model non-profit for others to emulate. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer in this exciting project by emailing:

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:50 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    If you haven't seen them yet, check out our set of photos from the parade and afterparty as captured by our photographer Paul Cunningham. You can download and order printed copies in a variety of fun formats - and even have the photos printed on keepsakes like magnets and mugs. 

    Visit the photo site

    Plus check out the IBO-NY Facebook feed for more fun snapshots and memories of the day. (If that link doesn't work, simply log into your Facebook account and search for ibonewyork.)

    And if you haven't seen the video of the parade, it's available on Youtube - the IBO is featured at at about the 3 hour, 12 minute mark. Watch the video on Youtube.

  • Monday, April 04, 2022 4:08 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    Members may be interested in attending the Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament on May 16 in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Eithne and Paddy Memorial Fund, set up by the well-known hotelier John Fitzpatrick in memory of his late parents, Eithne and Paddy. The Memorial Fund works to raise funds in support of a diverse group of worthy organizations across the island of Ireland that focus on a range of much needed initiatives including expanding educational opportunities, helping families and children affected by serious illnesses, delivering social services to the elderly and fostering peace and understanding between people in troubled areas.

    More details available at or use the registration form.

  • Saturday, April 02, 2022 9:06 AM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    IBO and Women's Networking Committee Member Tami Ellen McLaughlin, who is also Executive Director of Sober St Patrick's Day, writes with an update about that event: 

    Sober St. Patrick's Day® had a super and soggy day with our first march in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, followed by our Post Parade Celebration at Old St. Patrick's Youth Center, and our second YouTube Premiere for our digital diaspora.

    Several IBO members leant their support: Shelley Ann Quilty Lake, Eileen Scully, Carolyn Walsh Parry, Bridget O'Brien; Jim Frawley and Samantha Kelly hosted the in-person party and YouTube Premiere!

    Read all about it in the latest Sober St. Patrick's Day Newsletter here:

    Enjoy the second annual Sober St. Patrick's Day YouTube Premiere here: 

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:38 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    The Irish Business Organization of New York features in an article in the Irish Echo, written by IBO President Paul Finnegan. The article traces the history of the organization as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year. 

    Read the article on

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:53 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    IBO Member and New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly will speak about her latest book, "Very Funny Ladies" at the 92nd Street Y on Friday, March 25 at 7 pm. 

    Get in-person or virtual tickets on the 92nd Street Y website. Here's the description: 

    Very Funny Ladies: Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake in Conversation with Liza Donnelly

    Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake, Liza Donnelly

    Everyone reads The New Yorker for its cartoons. What some might not know is that the magazine has published cartoons drawn by women since the very first issue in 1925.

    Liza Donnelly explores these women in her new book, Very Funny Ladies (with foreward by David Remnick and Emma Allen) that celebrates the increase in gender, racial and ethnic diversity among cartoonists today at The New Yorker. Female cartoonists Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake will talk — and laugh — with Liza about their work and the importance of diversity in the field of humor.

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022 9:48 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    IBO Parade Marshal and member Niall O'Leary, an Irish dance instructor, tells us that one of his most talented students will be appearing in this fantastic upcoming show: "One of my most famous dance students, Jake James, currently plays fiddle, bodhran and dances in this show!"

    Trinity Irish Dance Company

    MAR 15-20

    “Sophisticated and commanding” (Los Angeles Times), the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, an innovative movement genre that “ushered in a new era for Irish step dance” (Chicago Tribune).

    Through a blend of percussive power and aerial grace, TIDC sends a clear message of female empowerment. Their St. Patrick’s Day week run celebrates Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard’s unique vision to fuse vibrant Irish traditions with ever-evolving American innovation. The program features Howard’s classics including Soles, a tribal and timeless rhythmic study; Push, an explosion of virtuosic footwork; and Johnny, the early work that altered the Irish dance landscape. New York City premieres include An Sorcas (The Circus), a colorful comment on the battle between substance and spectacle choreographed by Howard and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy, and American Traffic, a hybrid of Irish step and American tap that plays at the intersection of rhythmic sensibilities and rebellious histories, choreographed by Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan.

    Purchase Tickets

    Trinity Irish Dance Company | MAR 15-20

    Experience the artistry of Trinity Irish Dance Company in this sneak peek clip "where women make the form their own" (Boston Globe).

    The Joyce Theater's Health & Safety Protocols

    The health and safety of our audience members, artists, and staff are the utmost importance and we are writing to provide updates of our protocols for a safe return to The Joyce.

    In accordance with the health and safety guidelines of our local officials, The Joyce Theater will continue to require vaccinations for our staff, audience members, and performers. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, until further notice. All visitors are encouraged to consider receiving booster shots, to bolster preventative measures against new variants.

    In adherence to this policy, all audience members attending any performance at The Joyce will be asked to show proof of full vaccination status (two weeks following receiving both of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine), and will be checked upon entering the theater on day of show, either by a front-of-house employee or security staff. 

    Under the new vaccine eligibility protocols, children ages 5-11 who have reached full vaccination status (two weeks following receiving a two-dose vaccine) are welcome to attend our performances. Following the guidance of our local officials, we will continue to notify our Joyce patrons of additional details and updates to our visitation policies. 

    Audience members must provide proof in one of the following forms: physical immunization card, photo of immunization card, or a digital vaccine card (e.g. regional passes such as Excelsior in NYC) as well as proof of identity (for example: driver's license, non-driver's government issued ID card, passport, school or work ID card). Acceptable proof must show receipt of full COVID-19 vaccination.

    The Joyce's policies regarding masks and proof of vaccination will continue to evolve and may be relaxed or extended at a future date. We are committed to the safety of our visitors, and will continue to update our policies as necessary. Please visit our Health & Safety Protocols page for more information. 

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022 9:09 PM | Noreen Bowden (Administrator)

    A spectacular and memorable evening of Irish music, song and dance!
    National Heritage Fellow Mick Moloney in performance with his famed group The Green Fields of America, showcasing Irish America's finest traditional artists

    Tuesday March 15, 7pm-9pm

    The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

    Tickets: $40

    Register in advance (required!) by emailing Doris at

    Payment can be made by cash or check at the door. There will be a cash bar open two hours before and two hours after the show where you can hang with the performers!

    This is the Green Fields' historic first ever appearance at The Players, colloquially known as The Players Club, and Rosemary Cooper will be joining him onstage for some high-energy Irish dance!

    All are welcome, but registration is required in advance...Read on for more info...

    Players was founded by actor Edwin Booth in 1888. Luminary members have included Mark Twain, George M Cohan and hundreds of the most prominent stars of theater, vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. The building designed by Stanford White is absolutely magnificent and indeed breathtaking in its visual connection with the artistic and cultural life of New York City over the past 130+ years. This event is produced by Players J.C. Mills and Doris Meyer.

    Hope you can make it!

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