Irish Screen America Festival – NY Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. – NYU Cantor Film Center

Alice Farrell had a blast covering the 2016 Irish Screen America Festival in New York at the NYU Cantor Film Center. The Festival is the brainchild of Irish film-maker/producer Niall McKay and his Deputy Director Clodagh Bowyer.

Podcast #27: Malachy McCourt, Micheal O’Domhnaill


Podcast #27: Malachy McCourt and Micheal O’Domhnaill, director of the film “The Sligo Masters,” a documentary about Michael Coleman, James Morrison, and Paddy Killoran.

Bloomsday is Be Irish in June day!

Happy Bloomsday! Some events going on today, a gorgeous sunshiney June one.

Bronx Boy Makes Good: Peter Quinn Lauded at “Dry Bones” Book Launch

“Happy Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Up the Republic! Buy the book!” Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” launch party at the residence

Award Winners Olympia Dukakis, Debra Messing, Doug Hughes to Laud John Patrick Shanley at 2013 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

John Patrick Shanley will be honored with the Eugene O’Neill Award at the Irish American Writers and Artists on Monday, Oct. 21.

Irish American Writers and Artists Salon Travels to Philadelphia

John Kearns reports on an Irish American Writers and Artists Salon event in Philadelphia!

Irish American Writers and Artists Salon, April 2, 2013 … “All those astounding…words…”

Karen Daly runs down the latest IAW&A salon!

Heritage: “Artists Without Walls” at Lehman College

Niamh Hyland How It’s New York: Some of the best performers in town performed at New York’s Lehamn College, with many you’ll know from the Irish American Writers and Artists Salon.How It’s Irish: This was a celebration of Irish heritage, with Irish performers including Niamh Hyland and author Peter Quinn.Charles R. Hale moderated “Artists Without […]

Judy Collins’s O’Neill Award Celebration Reunites Folk Legends, Inspires Artists

How It’s New York: The 2012 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award celebration took place at the Manhattan Club above Rosie O’Grady’s, a convivial Times Square fixture for almost 40 years, and a short walk from the birthplace of Eugene O’Neill.  How It’s Irish: The award was bestowed by Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAWA) […]

Books: Bards Gather at Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center

How It’s New York: Joe Hurley’s Ourland Festival took place at one of New York City’s cultural hubs, Lincoln Center. How It’s Irish: The Ourland Festival celebrated the literature, music, and dance of Ireland and Irish America.  John Kearns attended the Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center a week ago Sunday, a day of literature, music […]

Books: Charles Hale wraps up the latest IAWA Salon

How It’s New York: Irish American Writers &Artists  is a NY institution, and these salons attract some of the most creative talent in the city. How It’s Irish: Some of the artists are Irish from Ireland, some are Irish-American, and many write and sing about the Irish and Irish-American experience. Also, there’s wine. IAW&A director […]

OurLand Gives Ireland Cross Cultural Spin in Free NYC Fest

How It’s New York: It’s cross cultural, full of marquee acts, it’s at Lincoln Center and its Free and it’s a great excuse to stay in the City this weekend How It’s Irish: Irish music, poetry, writing, dance and artistry with a big serving of Irish American influences John Lee previews  tomorrow’s OurLand Festival:  a […]

Judy Collins to Receive 2012 Eugene O’Neill Award

How It’s New York: Judy Collins lives here in NYC on the not so emerald isle of Manhattan.  And the event honoring her will be held in Times Square!How It’s Irish: Irish roots on both sides of the family and her father was quite the Irish tenor. John Lee brings us the good news: Singer, […]

Books: Dynamic IAWA General Membership Meeting

T.J.English gives an address How It’s New York: IrishAmerican Writers and Artists Inc. was founded in and is mostly active in New York City with members regularly traveling in from New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington, DC. This event was held at the Irish Consulate on Park Avenue.  How It’s Irish:  It was gathering of Irish-American […]