New York Irish Stories: we chronicle the lives of long-standing members of New York's Irish community, in their own words.

And by 'long-standing' we mean those that have put down some serious roots in the city that never sleeps.

And for a small country like Ireland - such a diversity of accents!

Episode schedule: one published per month, towards month end.

Storytelling is the zeitgeist !

Recent Episodes

Nov. 30, 2021

S2E3: Sophie Colgan–Speaking Truth to Power

Sophie Colgan is one of the finest examples of strong leadership on the rise today among the young in the Irish community of New …

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Oct. 28, 2021

S2E2: Jacqueline Kealy - from Tuam to the stage lights of New York Ci…

We know County Galway in Ireland has it share of towns (and a city!), each with their own character and traditions, but Tuam–alon…

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Sept. 30, 2021

S2E1: Adrian Flannelly - the Godfather of Irish talk radio in New Yor…

So we're all podcasters nowadays, but what is podcasting but radio on demand ? In this episode we hear the story of one of the gr…

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Sept. 23, 2021

Season Two Preview: A chat with Colm O'Regan

To kick off Season Two, host Paul Finnegan sat down with well-known Irish comedian, author, broadcaster, MC and podcaster Colm O…

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June 29, 2021

S1E10: Peter and Bryan Fahy, and a tribute to Galway City.

We have two guests this time around, young thirty-somethings and brothers, Peter and Bryan Fahy , originally from Salthill in Ire…

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May 27, 2021

S1E9: Sean Benson

Legalizing the Irish. In the days before Monday October 14th 1991, thousands converged on a post office in Merrifield, Virginia. …

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April 29, 2021

S1E8: Susan McKeown

Dubliner Susan McKeown has made a career in music. This is no small feat, and tells us she is an accomplished singer and innovat…

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March 25, 2021

S1E7: Pat Lally

Pat Lally is a Galwayman. He hails from the county in Ireland that is the second largest of that country's famed set of thirty tw…

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Feb. 25, 2021

S1E6: Fr. James Kelly

Few neighborhoods, if any, in New York City have gone through as many upheavals over the last 60 years, as has Bushwick in Brook…

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Recent Blog Posts

Sophie Colgan-a tale of Leadership, Principles and Bravery.

The Irish American community is changing, in some ways for the better, with more inclusion and diversity.  There is great strength, but there are al…

CenterPieceNY guest Adrian Flannelly receives Irish Presid…

Shortly after we released our episode with radio legend Adrian Flannelly, it was announced by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, that A…

Paul Finnegan interviews for Irish Stew Podcast.

The guy behind our podcast was himself a guest recently on the Irish Stew Podcast, hosted by fellow-podcasters (and bitter cross-town rivals) John Lee an…