It truly is amazing what a small group of people can do to make an impact on their community - and the team of volunteers from the Aisling Center in Yonkers, New York are making major waves ahead of the Yonker's Marathon this year.
Having moved away and lost contact with the Aisling Center in Yonkers Mary Quinn McAleer jumped at the chance to reconnect with the community and help with fundraising for the Aisling Irish Community Center.
Patricia McGovern grew up in the village of Tourlestrane in County Sligo, Ireland, now living in Yonkers, New York she’s signed up to run the Yonkers Half Marathon, the second oldest marathon in the United States.
The head of one of Massachusetts’ leading business associations will receive this year’s prestigious Spirit of the Diaspora Award at the premier business and investment conference for the Irish diaspora.
IrishCentral visited the Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals conference, where organizers and planners behind some of the world’s largest (and smallest) Irish and Celtic cultural events gather to collaborate.
Marie Walshe-Kelleher volunteers every Monday evening to deliver food to New York City and is challenging herself further this year to participate in the Yonkers Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Aisling Center.
Dedicated to promoting the cultural vision of Ireland’s first President, the Douglas Hyde Foundation will place a special emphasis on projects that will strengthen the Irish language and deepen the links between the Irish diaspora and Ireland, themes which were central to Hyde’s life.
The 21st annual Wall Street 50 dinner was hosted by Irish America magazine last week at the New York Yacht Club. The evening paid tribute to the country’s top Irish Americans working in the financial industry.
For the 17th year a mass and walk honoring the first official victim of Sept 11, 2011, terrorist attacks took place, starting from the FDNY House of Engine 1 / Ladder 24 by Father Mychal Judge's own Church of St Francis of Assisi.