I.NY | The Ireland.New York Project

Since October 2017, The I.NY Project has explored and celebrated the relationship between Ireland and New York | One story at a time

Welcoming artists, speakers, partners & guests from all across Ireland, New York City + State and further afield talking art, culture, music, film, books, politics, diaspora, sport, fashion, food, education, enterprise, science, architecture, religion, past, present, future, like all good relationships should.

The fifth I.NY Festival staged in March of this year, in partnership with Ireland’s national St. Patrick’s Festival. The sixth will stage from March 12th – 19th 2023. For the next few weeks, we’re going to catch our breath a little, gather together the work of the last five years, re-design and refresh the I.NY website, update I.NY projects, and ready everything to jump headlong in to the next 5 years.

Continuing thanks to our friends, partners, artists and audiences. Back live on Saturday, October 1, 2022, to make a range of I.NY shows recorded since 2017 available through this site, announce our first shows for 2023, and introduce some new features, initiatives and opportunities that we’re looking forward to sharing with you. See you very soon.

Grá + slán,

Guests, Speakers + Artists 2017-2022

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders + Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, Irish Ambassador to the U.N. Geraldine Byrne Nason, former NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, President of the GAA Larry McCarthy, Deborah Treisman of The New Yorker, Pritzker Prize winning architect Shelley McNamara, Turner Prize-winning artists Array Collective, Tony award-winning director Garry Hynes, U.K. Ambassador Paul Johnston, former New York Congressman Joe Crowley, choreographer & dancer Jean Butler, designer Orla Kiely, artist & U2 collaborator Catherine Owens, Director of IMMA Annie Fletcher, former Consul General to New York Tim O’Connor, Emmy Award-winning producer Maura Kelly, Rhonda Sherman of New Yorker Festival, creative director Mary Leonard, JP O’Meara of Ralph Lauren, WearingIrish founder Margaret Molloy, photographer Rich Gilligan, photographer & hip-hop archivist Brian B+ Cross, Mother of Invention’s Thimali Kodikara, James Kennedy of Rugby United New York, Brenda Breathnach of Brooklyn’s 3-Dollar Bill, Rusangano Family DJ & Producer MynameisjOhn, Kathy Scott of The Trailblazery, director Sean Ó Cúaláin, GAA’s Dara Ó Cinnéide + Diarmuid Lyng, Anne O’Neill of the Irish Hunger Memorial, Kathryn Lloyd of Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Miriam Nyhan Grey of Glucksman Ireland House NYU, choreographer Oona Doherty, Una Neary of Neary’s E57th St, Executive Director of Emerald Isle Immigration Center Siobhán Dennehy, Navigating New York host Sophie Colgan, IAC Director of Programming Rachael Gilkey


Booker Prize winners Anne Enright & Roddy Doyle, Colum McCann, Joseph O’Connor, Maeve Higgins, Sinead Gleeson, Charles Brandt, Malachy McCourt & Kevin Barry.

Musicians & songwriters

Glen Hansard, Martin Hayes, Lisa Hannigan, Loah, Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey, Chris Byrne, Fehdah, Gerry Leonard, Camille O’Sullivan, Noel Hogan of The Cranberries, Denise Chaila & Radie Peat


Colm Kenefick, Aoife Nic Canna, Scope, Graham Finn, Billy Scurry, Luke Una, Mother DJs, Niall Colgan Qool DJ Marv

Journalists + broadcasters

Una Mullally, Tanya Sweeney, John Kelly, Malachy Clerkin, Hugh Linehan, Deirdre McQuillan, Kate Hickey of Irish Central, Donal Dineen, Gerard Stembridge, Eoin Devereux, Stuart Clark, Peter Curtin, Cahir O’Doherty, Mick Clifford and David McWilliams.

I.NY Project Partners 2022