The BlogSledder

I was sent on an errand into Williamsburg (Williams-boyg?), Brooklyn, early this morning (by the missus).  I don't remember a drinking establishment touting hot peanuts in its window before, but there you have it.  Right up there–equ…

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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 suffered the loss of someone close to us, Paraic Feeney. Among the many things in his life he got …

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[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.  The only thing I lacked was enough sleep, but I soldiered on! Here are some highlights: …

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Found myself this week on a podcast devoted to (American) football, the Buffalo Bills, and Sullivan's Beer (https://www.sullivansbrewingcompany.com/).Go figure...I was updating their audience on all things Irish American, and the role the Irish Echo…

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Just a few weeks ago, in Hell's Kitchen, in New York City, Irish Arts Center cut the ribbon on a magnificent new state-of-the-art cultural hub.No doubt, the road to that day was paved with enormous challenges for its current leaders.  It's a cr…

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I keep a close eye on the boys at the Irish Stew Podcast. They support their wonderful podcast with great, innovative marketing. I have emulated (ahem.. 'copied') many of their promotional tactics, albeit in less bulk–and who can keep up?&nda…

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The Irish American community is changing, in some ways for the better, with more inclusion and diversity.  There is great strength, but there are also new challenges to the sustainability of its identity. US immigration law is so restrictive i…

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Our most recent centerpiece, Jacqueline Keely, stage and movie actress, is the proverbial poster-child for the biggest category of Irish immigrant to the United States: independent, adventurous, talented, optimistic and... female.  Here's a qu…

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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 and Martin Nutty.   Have a listen. It's a good way to get to know Paul better: '…

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Shortly after we released our episode with radio legend Adrian Flannelly, it was announced by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, that Adrian is one of 11 recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Services Award this year. &…

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