March 28, 2023

S3E7: Corina Galvin, Quiet Influencing

Corina Galvin calls County Mayo in Ireland her home. She's also been a New Yorker for almost three decades. And she has accumulated a lot of frequent flyer miles along the way. That's because her job in event planning and...

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Feb. 28, 2023

S3E6: Jane McCooey and her Band of Sisters.

Jane McCooey thrives when she’s bringing people together to solve a problem, to the benefit of all. When Jane, from County Armagh in Ireland, is confronted with obstacles, she’s not afraid to reach out for help, and her firs...

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Jan. 31, 2023

S3E5: Niall O'Leary–A Life By, And Of, Design.

Niall O'Leary is best known as a performer of Irish dance in the New York area, and further afield. A lesser known fact about Niall is that he also has his own Manhattan-based architecture practice. The amazing thing about N...

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Dec. 20, 2022

S3E4: A Sort of Christmas Carol

'Tis the festive season, and as yet another year ends, a time for self-reflection. So we thought we'd take a moment this Christmas to have a closer look at this podcast, delivered in the words of creator, producer and host …

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Nov. 26, 2022

S3E3: Ray O'Hanlon, Stringer of Pearls

Ray O'Hanlon is a long-standing journalist, author and editor of the weekly Irish Echo news service, which has been a pillar of the Irish American identity since 1928. That's a stretch coming up on 95 years, and Ray has been...

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Oct. 27, 2022

S3E2: Helen McNamara O'Shea, Healer at Heart

In this episode, Helen McNamara O'Shea tells us of the brave leap she made from a career as an accomplished doctor to that of a singer/songwriter. Given that Helen describes herself as 'ancient', which she is not by any mean...

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Sept. 27, 2022

S3E1: Donie Carroll, A Song of Freedom

County Cork, on Ireland's southern shore, is its biggest county, bigger than all the rest, all thirty one of them. Corkonians, as the people of Cork are known, are intensely proud of their heritage. They often claim, in al...

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Sept. 16, 2022

Season Three Introduction: A Conversation with John Lee.

Season Three kicks off with a short conversation between CenterPieceNY host, Paul Finnegan, and fellow New York Irish podcaster, John Lee, to preview what's ahead. Check out Irish Stew, the podcast for the Global Irish Nation...

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June 30, 2022

S2E10: Eamon Harkin-This Is The Only Time We Live In.

Here in the tenth and final episode of Season Two, we get to know Eamon Harkin, originally from Derry in Ireland, who has achieved celebrity in the world of DJs, and is taking dance culture and its community to a …

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May 28, 2022

S2E9: Amy Brett-The More Things Change...

Amy Brett is a passionate and skilled event planner, an avid Gaelic footballer and a powerful fundraiser for great causes. And she's all 'Mayo for Sam', red and green, through and through. Based in Sunnyside, Queens, she's h...

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April 28, 2022

S2E8: 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, a textile she has come to see as a 'miracle fiber' and after listening to this episode you'll t...

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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, but the centerpiece of their lives in New York was, for a few years, a decade ago, a thing call...

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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 previously-minted local New York Irish community celebrity John Lee , to stand up the innovative ...

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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 music play at the dance. To belong is a fundamental human need, but the road to true belonging …

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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 period between the 30s and 50s. Ten survive to this day. Even during that time, in her …

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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 York. Upon first arrival in the Big Apple in 2013, Sophie Colgan picked up on the …

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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–along the northern edge of the county–stands apart in its creative take on the world. It is no …

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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 great radio pioneers among New York's Irish community, who is still standing and still broadcastin...

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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'Regan. Of course, the marvels of the Internet allowed both chairs to be separated by the Atla...

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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 Ireland's Galway City, who came to live in New York just only in the last ten years, but are in …

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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. They had come from throughout the United States and represented countries the world over. They a...

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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 innovative songwriter. And now, through the Cuala Foundation, she's become a social entrepreneur in the...

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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 two. And that county is Galway. County Galway is named for Ireland's famous, most western city, …

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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 Brooklyn. For an area that covers a mere two and a half square miles, the sea-changes it …

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