Kathleen Mary (Kate) Lynch is an attorney, CEO and owner of Bway.net, a full-service Internet provider founded in 1995 with the goal of humanizing the Internet and educating and supporting Bway’s clients in the new world of technology.
A native of Rockville Centre, Long Island, Lynch is a graduate of Brown University and CUNY Law School. Prior to joining Bway.net, she was a former freelance writer and critic who has been published in The New York Times and the Village Voice. She has also written biographies of David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. Divorced with one daughter, Sonja Mereu, Lynch traces her Irish ancestry to counties Galway and Clare. She has visited Ireland three times, most recently on a golf trip that began in Dublin and ended in Kerry. She hopes to return this year with her seven siblings to play golf in Northern Ireland.
“My father embodied the humor, charm, love of music and literature that I’ve always associated with the Irish and that I consider to be part of my DNA,” Lynch says.
“The love of language and the fluidity of the Irish people continue to inspire, and I feel like I have an instant entree to Irish men and women worldwide solely on the basis of my last name. They’re the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow.”
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