About Us

IrishCentral’s mission is to be the trusted source for information related to Ireland and the Irish - be it news, history, travel, opinion, or cultural information. IrishCentral’s focus is on connecting the Irish and friends of the Irish across the globe and working to keep them informed and inspired. 

IrishCentral caters to 39 million Irish Americans and 70 million Irish diaspora and receives 1 million+ unique visitors per month. It has a large and quickly growing social media following, including 731k+ Facebook followers, 42k+ Twitter followers, and 63k+ followers on Instagram. The website also enjoys a newsletter subscriber base of 125k+. 

Headquartered in New York City with an ancillary office in Dublin and contributing writers from around the United States, Ireland, and the world, IrishCentral is at the center of major news announcements affecting the Irish community.  The IrishCentral team is dedicated to connecting the Irish throughout the world and creating an online platform where all Irish can feel at home.

"Irish-ness" is not something that can be defined by geographical location. It is a connection, a sense of belonging that never goes away. No matter where you are in the world, a connection to the island, the people, and its places is special. It’s our island, your Ireland, and you can be certain that if it's Irish, it's on IrishCentral.

We bring Ireland to you.

Our history

IrishCentral was launched in New York, in 2009 by Niall O’Dowd and has a proud history of social and community engagement. O’Dowd has been an advocate for the global Irish community for over 35 years.

In 2016, IrishCentral was purchased by a consortium of investors led by Liam Lynch, a New York-based venture capitalist and investor in digital companies, including a number of Irish technology companies and media start-ups. 

IrishCentral is part of the Irish Studio portfolio including The IrishCentral Box, Irish Heritage Tree, IrishCentral Obituaries, IrishCentral Storytellers, and Ireland of the Welcomes. For more information, visit Studio Media.