2017 Highlights

I.NY 2017 celebrated the story of Ireland and New York with 30 events across 11 days in Limerick, Ireland

Glen Hansard & Joseph O’Connor

Glen Hansard and Joseph O’Connor appeared together in conversation and performance at I.NY 2017, discussing the impact New York has had on their personal and creative lives, and performing writing and songs borne from that influence. Explore some of the highlights from that evening.

‘Magical People: David Bowie & Patti Smith’

‘Getting The Dubliners to Carnegie Hall, via Raglan Road’

‘The World in 8 Blocks’

Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders & Joseph O’Connor

Born in Brooklyn with Irish grandparents, Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders is a founding member of the Sanders Institute, and was at the centre of the 2016 American presidential election as senior political advisor to, and wife of, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders.

In conversation with award-winning novelist Joseph O’Connor, Dr. O’Meara Sanders discussed the 2016 Presidential election, the Sanders campaign and Institute, as well as her upbringing in an Irish-American home in 1950’s Brooklyn, and the influence of Irish art, music and literature on her life.

‘A Political Awakening’

‘Our Errors are our Portals of Discovery’

‘A Sense of Home’

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely began her career studying at Dublin’s National College of Art & Design (NCAD), before travelling to New York to work in a design company where she claims she “gained the best colour training anyone could possibly have”. Her first New York store opened in Soho’s Mercer Street in 2011, with a second opening on Bleecker Street in the West Village in 2016.  At The 2017 I.NY Gathering in Dromoland Castle, Orla told the stories of her relationship with New York, and the personal and professional impact the city has had on her career.

‘It was the 80’s’

Century of the Beat

Three of Ireland’s most influential DJs – Colm K, Donal Dineen & Aoife Nic Canna – joined one of New York’s finest – Qool DJ Marv – to discuss the music that’s rolled out of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx since the 1920’s, and how that music has shaped their lives, careers, sets and mix-tapes.

‘Do Not Tape Over’

‘Magic Carpets and Walkmans’

I.NY Project Partners