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.

Consider this a luxury brand in podcasting. Each episode is exquisitely designed and precision engineered. Not mass-produced.

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

Storytelling is the spirit of the times–the zeitgeist !

Recent Episodes

April 28, 2022

Claire McGovern and her Soft Power.

Claire McGovern is a sustainable interior designer, art advisor and manufacturer, whose recent work uses Irish wool as its basis,…

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March 29, 2022

S2E7: The Computer Club, Part I

We're taking a slightly different approach in this episode. We've gathered some thoughts and memories of several centerpieces, …

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Feb. 26, 2022

S2E6: Martin Nutty, the Pensive Podcaster.

Martin Nutty, all 6 foot 4 inches of him, burst onto the global Irish community scene in 2020 when he fetched up alongside the p…

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Jan. 28, 2022

S2E5: Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake, the Unapologetic Advocate who Belongs.

They say that diversity is being asked to the dance, while inclusion is being asked to dance, but belonging is hearing your musi…

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Dec. 30, 2021

S2E4: Breda Skeados and the Baker's Dozen

Breda Skeados is the middle child in a family of thirteen siblings from the rural West of Ireland, all born in a twenty-year peri…

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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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Recent Blog Posts

Cities Within Cities–possible new feature?

I was sent on an errand into Williamsburg (Williams-boyg?), Brooklyn, early this morning (by the missus).  I don't remember a drinking establishment…

More about The Computer Club and Paraic Feeney: Season Two…

As you will have gathered from our Season Two, Episode Seven, which was titled 'The Computer Club', elsewhere on this site, my friends and I recently suf…

Writers Write! Writers Podcast! Podcasters Write!

[Photo: Paul Finnegan with Carole King.] We are coming to the end of the week of St. Patrick's Day.  It was a good week for me, I can't complain.&n…