Hi everyone


Many of you are accustomed to our email/newsletters. Some of you are seeing this for the first time. If you have no time to read our email/newsletter now, please print it out and read it later.


Below are requests from job seekers. We always ask the community to try to help our newest arrivals from Ireland in their search for employment. Everything helps including job advice, a job referral etc. As always, we thank you for your kind support.


Failte 32’s immigration attorney, Caro Kinsella, was a guest on the Pat Kenny Show last Friday back in Ireland. After flying in from the U.S., Caro immediately headed over to the RTE studios to be interviewed by Pat Kenny where she discussed the numerous visa options available for those considering emigrating to the U.S., Failte 32, and the Jobs Expo 2012 at the RDS where she had a visa help/support stand. Failte 32 received immediate requests from all age groups and backrounds on U.S. visa options and job prospects.

To hear the interview, please click on link below: 


Although you hear of many people emigrating to Australia, and more exotic places, America still remains a practical destination for those looking for work, as the flight home is relatively short, unlike flying from Australia which is on the other side of the world. And companies are still hiring and firing each day in NY, but you have to be a bit more creative in how you prospect for a job. 


Below is a list of upcoming events in the Irish and Irish American community in June. These events are a great way to prospect for a job as you will have a chance to meet employers, and guests and members who might be able to link you up with employers. You have to get out and meet people face to face in a social business or community environment. We can all feel some anticipation at first when it comes to attending events and meeting strangers face to face, so ask a friend to come along with you, or feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to meet you there or have someone meet you and introduce you to employers. Once you attend one of these events (and down a stiff Irish whiskey), you’ll feel a lot more at ease and really enjoy yourself among many of your own.
Paul Hurley, co-founder of Failte 32 and owner of P.D. O’Hurley’s Bar and Restaurant Group, will again be very generously providing food and dollar beers every Monday evening at one of his establishments, Kennedy’s on 57th St. For more information, go to https://www.failte32.org/about-failte-32/support/


Based on some of the requests we have received over the past few months, there seems to be interest in a Failte 32 type initiative in other states, particularly Chicago and the West Coast. This was also raised by the former Executive Director of the CIIC (Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers www.ciic-usa.org), Katie Fox, who had the vision to foresee the benefit of a Failte 32 type service in other states. Although there are many Irish community and business networks throughout the U.S. that provide excellent services to the community, we can’t expect them to do everything, and so it’s important to have initiatives such as Failte 32 that can engage these networks on a local level to assist Irish visa holders find jobs in the U.S.  After all, jobs are NUMBER ONE priority. And it doesn’t require any funding to set up and operate such an initiative, only your time and effort and support from affiliated organizations and strategic partners, and organizations such as the Irish Examiner USA (www.irishexaminerusa.com) and P.D. O’Hurley’s Group of Restaurants and Irish bars (www.pdohurleys.com) for support with marketing and resources respectively. So feel free to spread the word amongst your networks to see if there is anyone in your area interested in starting a similar initiative.



Volunteering Opportunities – Forwarded by John Kavanagh of Rockland County


I’m looking to recruit volunteers to help at the New Jersey Naval Museum, home of USS Ling. I’m the Director of Tour Guides there. Here’s our site:
These are unpaid positions, but they may help with resumes. We need tour guides, ad professionals, marketing, communication and research, as well as finance and technical skills like wielding, carpenters and painters. Any other skills would be welcome, but all you need is enthusiasm. Do you know anyone who would be interested in our WWII Submarine?
Here’s my contact info:
Matthew J. Milsop
[email protected]
Matt Milsop



Requests from job seekers

 We always ask the community to try to help our newest arrivals from Ireland in their search for employment. Everything helps including job advice, a job referral etc. As always, we thank you for your kind support.


To: Webmaster

Dermot Caffrey
[email protected]

Hello im looking for a room to rent near Randalls Island
from June 8 till August 25.
Any help greatly appreciated.


To: Webmaster

thomas doyle
[email protected]

wanted some information on working as brick/blocklayer for myself and
my son, I have 35yrs experience in construction, my son has 15yrs
experience. we both have teleporter licence. my son also has a digger
licence. any information you could give would be very much

 Thomas Doyle



To: Webmaster

Conor Walshe
[email protected]

I heard about this site on RTE1 radio this morning and decided to
explore. I notice that you are generally based in NYC and the
surrounding areas. My friends and I are travelling to Chicago this
summer on a J1 visa, and I was just wondering if you have contacts
there that might be able to help us out. We have been looking for jobs
and accommodation for months now and have had no joy. We will be
arriving on the 26th of May and are getting a little nervous at this
stage. Any information or help you could give us would be most



To: Webmaster

Orlagh Reilly
[email protected]

Hi there,

My name is Orlagh and I am intending to go to New York on the 7th
September 2012 on a 1 year graduate visa.

I did my J1 in New York 3 years ago and fell in love with the city,
and so I always said to myself that I would go back to get a job in my
area of expertise when I finished college.

Therefore, since the ‘graduate visa’ came out two years ago, I’ve
wanted to avail of this opportunity. However, I heard Carol (didn’t
catch her second name) on the Joe Duffy show this morning speaking
about American visa’s. However, I didn’t get to hear all that she had
to say, so I would appreciate if you could help me out with the choice
of visa that I should obtain.

Also, I am finding it very difficult to obtain work at present, none
of the companies that I am applying to seem to be getting back to me
about my application, so I am seeking your advice on whether to
continue to contact companies now and over the summer months, or
whether I should wait until I enter the states to explore my job

Many thanks in advance,




To: Webmaster

Vincent O’Toole
[email protected]


could you let me know if there is a west coast chapter or affiliated
organization in the San Francisco area?

many thanks




To: Webmaster

Colin Mallon
[email protected]

Hi firstly I think what you’s are doing is fantastic and is exactly
what should be done to assist travelling Irish over to America.
Although I understand this website is to help J1’ers going to New
York, I am travelling to Chicago and was wondering if you’s could
offer any assistance at all in relation to finding a job as I am
currently not finding a whole lot of possibilities. Any assistance you
may provide would be of great assistance to me and greatly
Thank you,
Colin Mallon



To: Webmaster

David O’Brien
[email protected]

Hi members of failte 32. My name is David and I’m a 22 year old
student who is travelling to the US this summer on a J1. There is a
group of 6 of us and we are going to Huntington beach Los angeles. I
would really appreciate it if you could give me some information on
jobs and accommodation. At this moment we have some contacts for jobs
and accommodation but nothing concrete. Hope you can get back to me.

Regards, David



To: Webmaster

Deirdre O Brien
[email protected]

Hey I hope all is well with you and I must say that I do enjoy
receiving your email letter as I get to see others trying to make
contacts in New York. Ye are doing a great job.
I get your email letter and I read ads from people looking for work in
New York. I was wondering how does one get they ad published on your
email letter?
I am currently living in Ireland and working in a solicitors office
(only until June) and would like to find work in the legal sector in
New York. I am a qualified Attorney-at-Law and I am finding it
difficult making contacts as I am still living in Ireland. I would
like to find a job before I leave Ireland or at least have a job close
to have been sorted.
I would appreciate appearing on one of your email letters and would
like to thank you for the service you are providing for those seeking
employment in New York.

Deirdre O Brien B.A. LL.B Attorney-at-Law (New York)



To: Webmaster

frances O’Connor
[email protected]


I’m Frances and am living in Dublin and I’m considering my options on
moving to the USA. Caro Kinsella the immigration Attorney who was
presenting at the jobs Expo is Dublin yesterday advised us that we
should look up
failte32.org. I just want to say thank you for all the
really relevant information you have ion your site.

Kind Regards,

Frances O’Connor
Stoneybatter, Dublin 7



To: Webmaster

Linda Croston
[email protected]

Dear Sir/Madame,

I am contacting you in the hope you might point me in the right
direction of finding an event management position/internship in NYC. I
have recently relocated here to New York from Cork, Ireland with a
legitimate work visa.

With over six years experience in the management of major collegiate
events at Áras na Mac Léinn in University College Cork, I am eager
to find work in this area. I am a hardworking, honest and enthusiastic
individual and I have also recently completed a MBS in Management and
Marketing, whilst working full time.

I would be grateful if you could help me out.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kindest Regards,
Linda Croston
646 220 1451



To: Webmaster



Rachael Wall

[email protected]



Hello my name is Rachael Wall.I am 24 years old and am looking to move

to the states on a J1 visa to hopefully work for the year.I would be

hoping to move there with my boyfriend Michael Reddin.We spoke to one

of your collegues at the Jobsexpo in the RDS on the 13th May.I am a

qualified as a Montessori Teacher here and my boyfriend is a qualified

Electrician and Barman.We would both like to work in the Hospitality

Industry if we were to make the move to the U.S.A.My boyfriend has

currently been to the states on a J1 visa,where he completed a

hospiality course in the RiRa bar and restaurant in Vermount.

I would love if you could email me back with information on how to

make the move over and all the things we would need to know.

Thank You

Rachael Wall



Job networking events in June

Sincere thanks to Cathy Hogan, Vice President of the United Irish Counties Association of NY (www.uicany.org) for compiling many of these event listings for us.
Notes on events below: 
The New York Irish Center should be your first port of call as they host not only monthly events but also ongoing activities such as 25 drives for card players, lunches, traditional music etc. This gives you a great chance to immediately meet the Irish community in NY who might be able to help you find a job. Please visit www.newyorkirishcenter.org
Some of the events below charge for admission, but in many cases it’s just a nominal amount, but for the more expensive events i.e. events no. 1, 5 and 7, if you are on a Summer J1 visa, and cannot afford to pay the admission charge, please let us know at [email protected] and we will put in a request for you as a volunteer at the event you are interested in attending. Sometimes they are looking for volunteers, which will also enable you to attend for free. We have submitted requests to the committees of these events, who are going to get back to us re. volunteer numbers. However, please keep in mind that numbers will be limited so first come first served.
For all the men coming over from Ireland,  the Miss Irish American Society event below should provide you with some motivation to get out there and network for jobs….
All of Failte 32’s affiliated organizations are again aware this Summer of the possible attendance of Summer J1 visa holders at their June events, and so will keep an eye out for you. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from our affiliated organizations and strategic partners since Failte 32 was established two years ago.


 Sinead Keegan, who was referred to us by Sean Murphy of the MurphGuide (www.murphguide.com), very kindly told us that she could use 4-5 volunteers (J-1 Students) to sell raffle
tickets on board the Cruise for Charity the evening of Wednesday, June
6th (see event no. 4 below). The raffle tickets are $5 each and the event benefits the Emerald
Isle Immigration Center – certainly a good cause. The raffle prizes
include a trip to Ireland, a weekend in NYC, and gift certificates to
local pubs.

The volunteer commitment would be from 5:30-10pm, Wednesday, June 6.
The Cruise sails from Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 at 23rd St. & the Hudson

Since this is really a sales task, the best volunteers for this are
usually young, friendly and energetic. The on-board raffle ticket
sales generate a significant portion of the revenue for the evening, so
it is a critical job.




New York Irish Center    www.newyorkirishcenter.org 
7th Annual Fundraiser

A Gala Night of Comedy & Music
with Ireland’s Comedic Legends Brendan Grace & Pat Shortt
and Musical Guests
Thursday, June 14, 2012
7:00 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (95th Street), New York, N.Y. 10025
For info and tickets (Seats $75 Balcony $50):
To advertise in Playbill ($100 white/$300 green/$500 silver):




Woodlawn Friends of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center  (www.eiic.org)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rambling House
4292 Katonah Avenue
Bronx, New York 10470
Admission by Donation
Irish Entertainment, Dancers, Hot Buffet, Cash Bar
Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or (5) for $20
Net proceeds will benefit programs of the Center
 including Social and Senior Services
For further details, contact Co-Chairpersons:
Noreen O’Donoghue at
Jim Lombard at 646-263-1733




Why not make a full day of it and join us for the oldest Feis in North America before heading over to EIIC fundraiser!
74th FEIS
Established 1931
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Doors Open 8:00 AM

President: Michael F. Prunty
Co-Chairs: Anne Hearn, Tom Tuffy, Regina O’Dwyer
Treasurer/Entries: Sean McGovern
Secretary: Sheila Keady-Bradley
Coordinator: Phil O’Meara

Reminder to Delegates and Friends: Workers are needed on Saturday June 9th to set up the air-conditioned venue and also on Sunday June 10th.  Please check your availability to participate in this event which showcases our culture and preserves our traditions for following generations.  Please contact Anne Hearn at (917) 751-3484  or [email protected] with your availability. This is a great way for J-1 students to meet the community and get some job referrals.


Celtic Charity Inc. and AOH Div. 7
The Celtic Cruise
Music, Dancing, Great Food and Fun
Aboard The Spirit of New York
to Benefit
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Featuring Live Music by:
Celtic Cross
The Cunningham Brothers
The Shay Mac Band
The Chris Kelly Band
Full Open Bar – Hot and Cold Buffet Dinner – Dessert
General Admission: Presale: $100, After April 30th: $110
Purchase tickets on-line at
Board at Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue
Board 6:00pm / Sail 6:45pm
Return 10:00pm / Party till 10:30pm
Amazing Raffle Prizes:
1st  – Two R/T Tickets to Ireland
2nd – $500 Gift Certificate to Broadway.com
3rd – Dine around Manhattan
For information:
(212) 717-9955 or visit www.celticcharity.com


County Longford Association
9th Annual Golf Tournament

Van Cortlandt Golf Course Bronx, New York, Thursday June 28th 2012
12:00PM Registration in the Club House

1:00PM Shotgun Start

$140 per player: includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and prizes, $560 for a team of four
Followed by Presentation Dinner, Open Bar, and Awards Ceremony at The Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Avenue, Yonkers
Raffle prizes for golfers and non-golfers

Prizes for long drives and nearest the pin


CONTACT Co-Chairmen: Desmond McGoldrick  (917) 647-0938[email protected]  and Dermot York (646) 733-6157[email protected]
Golf Committee: Mike Prunty (917) 699-3256, Joe Prunty (917) 846-4548, Kevin Lennon (914) 522-6157, Pat Yorke (347) 539-6525, Mike Carrigy (917) 596-4143
All proceeds from this year’s golf outing will go to the family of Patricia Lennon Ricker.  Patricia, age 41, passed away in February of this year after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband Lance and two young daughters.
For complete details:




Join us to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral at the Basilica’s Blessed Bacchanal. 


263 Mulberry Street, New York, NY, 10012
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Parishioners and Friends,

Join us to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral at the Basilica’s Blessed Bacchanal . This is the third year of the Bicentennial Celebration, which began in 2009 and will culminate in 2015.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
2 pm – 6 pm
For tickets call

200th Anniversary Ticket Purchase
In keeping with the multi-cultural traditions of the parish’s history, The Basilica’s Blessed Bacchanal will honor leaders from the various ethnic communities in the neighborhood including, Father Andrew Thi, Patrick Allen, Jim & Jill Gadwood, Rafael & Nitida Grullon, and Ms. Anna Messina.  The Honorees will be presented by Master of Ceremonies, Jim Gaffigan. There will be a feast of offerings from local neighborhood restaurants for guests to indulge in, as well as a cash bar.
Rafael Grullon, Jr. will provide an array of contemporary and classic favorite tunes throughout the event.
As part of the restoration fundraising effort, there will be a drawing for a 50/50 Raffle at the close of the event. You can purchase your tickets in advance from the rectory located at 263 Mulberry Street, or you can obtain raffle tickets during the event. The fundraising goal is $100,000.
The cornerstone of Old St. Patrick’s – the city’s first Cathedral Church – was laid on June 8,1809. It was dedicated on May 14,1815, and on that day the New York Gazette described the cathedral as “a grand and beautiful church, which may justly be considered one of the greatest ornaments of our city”.




Leitrim Supporters Club
14th Annual
Joe McInerney Memorial Golf Classic
Monday, June 4th 2012
12:30 PM Shotgun Start
Van Cortlandt Golf Course
Bronx, NY
Price: $150.00 per Golfer
(Includes Golf Cart, Prizes, Open Bar & Buffet at Rory Dolan’s)
Tee Sponsorship $100.00

 Mike Carty (212) 582-2975, Pat Murray (718) 729-6234
Noeleen Bohan McGovern (914) 643-7368, Raymond Murray (516) 632-9232
Tom McGovern (917) 440-6754, Frank Dwyer (212) 262-9263
Frank Brady (914) 963-8729, Helen Lavin (203) 615-3734
Brian Murray (917) 533-3647, Hugh Cooke (609) 601-2556
Joe Taylor, Seamus Wrynn, Seamus Clarke, Paddy Gormley
Sean Redican, Pat McKeon, Pat O’Brien, Sean McTigue, Mike Dillon
Tony Gormley, Brian McInerney, Willie Reynolds, Joe Carty
John Cassels, Mike Dwyer, Pete Coyle, Sharon Brady



 AIHS (American Irish Historical Society www.aihs.org ) are proud to showcase, yet again, the best of Irish contemporary visual culture-  this time in the form of Ireland’s leading painters.  Radharc – Contemporary Irish painting takes place from May 4th to June 29th at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Avenue, New York.


For additional information on Radharc, check out our info packet: Background Document – Radharc .pdf


31st Annual Marathon Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses


Hosted and Staged by Isaiah Sheffer

Symphony Space in partnership with the Irish Arts Center (www.irishartscenter.org)

Saturday, June 16
7pm until after midnight

There’s no better way to greet summer than with Symphony Space’s 31st annual BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY, celebrating the life, love, and language in James Joyce’s ULYSSES.  This year we pay tribute to the music and songs throughout Ulysses with “Music in Bloom.”  For the first time in Bloomsday on Broadway history, listen to a reading of the entire “Sirens” episode with full performances of the music central to the drama.  Broadway star DAVID MARGULIES performs the role of Mr. Bloom and director-host ISAIAH SHEFFER narrates.  And, of course, no Bloomsday on Broadway would be complete without FIONNULA FLANAGAN bringing down the house with the final “yes” of the entire uncensored Molly Bloom monologue. 

Many special guests will be added!  Tickets on sale now!

Tickets:  $25; Members $20; UNDER 30 (with ID) only $15
$20 tickets with code: BLOOM

Visit  www.symphonoyspace.org for the most up-to-date performance information! 



IBO June Networking Breakfast Event www.ibo-ny.com

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 08:00 AM

Location: TBC

Full breakfast, with informal networking first, then everyone talks for a minute about themselves, the featured speaker goes last, questions, business card exchange!

Cost: $25 IBO current members who RSVP before 3pm on Monday, June 18, 2012. 
$30 for all others. (cost includes gratuity).


IBO Night out at Finbar Furey  www.ibo-ny.com

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Joe’s Pub

Legendary Irish folk icon, FINBAR FUREY will return to Joe’s Pub on Tuesday May 29th. His last show there was in March of 2009 where he played to a sold out crowd, including many IBO members at that time!

Finbar Furey, has been making his mark on the music of Ireland and the World for more than four decades. As the lead singer and uillean pipes player for The Fureys, a group he shared with his brothers Eddie, Paul and George, Finbar helped revitalize Ireland’s traditional music scene. Since leaving the band to pursue a solo career in 1993, Finbar has continued to attract attention with his gutsy approach to the music of the Emerald Isle.


Finbar has been well respected for his earthy voice and multiple instrument playing including the banjo, guitar and the tin whistle. As one of the finest uilleann pipe players in the world, he pushed the instrument of his Irish roots into the sphere of contemporary music. His influence can be heard throughout recent years’ popular music from Riverdance to Black 47. Early in his career, Finbar had a stint as the lead singer of the groundbreaking band The Clancy Brothers.


Outside of his songwriting and performing, Finbar has had success as an actor appearing in films including Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York. He recently appeared in the films Paris/Sexy and Strength and Honour as well as the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate.


FInbar will be performing some of your old favorite along with some new tunes. This is his only NYC show and you don’t want to miss it.



Irish Culture Night with Niall O’Leary at Paddy Reilly’s

Every Thursday, 10.30pm-1am
519 2nd Ave. at 29th St.,
Free Admission

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar: 519 2nd Avenue  New York, NY 10016-8636 (corner of 2nd Ave. & 29th Street)
with a different guest musician and guest dancers joining Niall O’Leary every week.
Irish Dance Jam every week led by Niall O’Leary with guest dancers, all are welcome to jam!

All musicians, singers, dancers, listeners and lookers welcome
Call in on your way home or on your way to someone else’s house!
No cover charge

www.nialloleary.com for more info
Also Niall O’Leary is the special guest at Kevin McHugh’s session at the Cuckoo’s Nest in Woodside,
5pm-8pm this Sunday!

Niall O’Leary Architecture
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance

212 726 1602
[email protected]





Gotham Comedy Club Goes Irish, Makes It a DoubleJune 28, 2011 at 8:00pm

Gotham Comedy Club 

  Gotham Comedy Club Goes Irish, Makes It a DoubleKevin McCaffrey and Sean Donnelly, two of New York’s top young comics, co-headline Gotham Comedy Club on Tuesday, June 28th at 8 p.m. Kevin and Sean have shared the spotlight once before, as they appeared in a worldwide Bushmills Irish Whiskey ad campaign featuring Irish-American artists.

Kevin is a comedian and writer based out of New York City. Originally from Chicago, he has been a contributing monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman since graduating college in 2004. He has also appeared on the show many times as an actor. Currently Kevin appears on-air each week on TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest series. Kevin was also the winner of the Trial By Laughter Contest held at Commix Comedy Club.

Currently resting his weary head somewhere in Brooklyn, New York’s own Sean Donnelly is a city favorite who has been featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and was a finalist at the Magners Comedy Festival in Boston this year.

Tickets are $15 purchased online in advance and carry a two drink minimum, ($20 at the door day of the show) and a two drink minimum. There will be a reception after the show.

For tickets:

http://gothamcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=75256&cart or phone 212.367.9000Please also RSVP to Brian McCaffrey at

(212) 489-8775, or [email protected]Domhnall O’Catháin & Brian McCaffrey




“I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.”
James Joyce

We are delighted to announce our annual Bloomsday celebration, to be held this year in the Ceremonial Courtroom at 60 Centre Street, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 15, 2012 (one day before Bloomsday).  The Hon. Adrian Hardiman, Justice of the Irish Supreme Court, has graciously honored us by agreeing to be our keynote speaker.  We also plan to re-enact the trial of Joyce’s publishers on obscenity charges. 
Save the date – RSVP details to follow.
Very truly yours,
Domhnall O’Cathain
Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC
225 Broadway, 24th Floor
New York, New York 10007
(212) 564-2770





New Players Wanted!
We are always on the look out for people to join us on the field!!  Whether you are a novice to the sport or an experienced player, we are always happy to see new faces. So come out to a practice!For more information contact us at:

Brian –

347-539-7840.Lansdowne Hotline –

914-584-4541Email- [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Direct from Ireland

Dermot Hegarty

Society Dance


Saturday, May 26, 2012

8:30 p.m.


Irish American Society Center

297 Willis Avenue

Mineola, N.Y. 11501


Admission $20.00


Chaired by Betty McLoughlin (718) 352-2452




Miss Irish American Society


Saturday, June 2, 2012


Irish American Society Center

297 Willis Avenue

Mineola, N.Y. 11501


Music by Gerard Corbett and Susan Gillespie


Emcee – Tony Jackson


Contestant Requirements:

Female of Irish descent

18 to 25 years old

Availability to attend major IAS functions


$25 Entry Fee


Contestants will be judged on:

Evening Gown




If you or someone you knows wishes to compete,

please contact the Center at (516) 746-9392 for more details. 



Carol Bella Schoenfeld, Dolores Casey, Mary Coyne

Mary Lennon, Betty McLoughlin, Bernie O’Donnell





Women of Concern New York

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel near New York’s iconic Grand Central station

 Each year Concern celebrates the achievements of women in business, media and the public sector for their extraordinary efforts to focus public attention on global humanitarian issues around poverty and injustice.


Concern salutes these women for being a bridge of hope with the women of the developing world and their families.  The 2012 Women of Concern Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 28, 11:30 am at the Grand Hyatt Hotel near New York’s iconic Grand Central station. Concern is delighted to present this year’s honor to Dr. Anita M. Sands, Head of Change Leadership, UBS Wealth Management.

For more information about the 2012 Women of Concern Awards Luncheon, please contact Dara Burke at (212) 557-8000 or[email protected].






Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012  ·  6.30 PM
Location: Harbour Lights, Pier 17, NYC

Join us at the Annual IBO Summer Party 2012! We will making presentations to our three beneficiaries from our recent IBO Golf Classic, which was a great success. RSVP (www.ibo-ny.com) to ensure your place.




Don’t forget that the Craic Festival Annual Rooftop Benefit is being held on June 1 at Bar 13 (35 East 13th St.). The event runs from 6-9pm and there’s a $25 donation at the door.




Last but not least, the Irish Network-NYC (www.irishnetwork-nyc.com) hosts a third Thursday event each month and usually hosts a Summer event in June. Please check their website during the month of June for announcements of their upcoming events.

Please also check the Failte 32 website news and events section for upcoming events in NY that can connect you with potential employers. www.failte32.org/latest-news/



Job referral forwarded to us by John Kavanagh Rockland County

  Growing company operating in the fastest growing area of media – Search / Search Advertising


Role:                       Digital inside Sales Executive

Firm:                      Media Search Advertising

Location:               Midtown New York

Pay:                        $13.00 to $16.00 per hour

                                Converts to permanent at up to $33,280 per year

Term:                     Contract to hire (3 months then potential conversion to permanent)


Role:       Many of the largest publishing and media firms in the world have chosen to partner with this company which places rich advertisements for its clients’ products and services in front of hundreds of millions of engaged users on billions of pages of web content each month.   This is in the growing area of response-based technology: advertisers only pay for the response they receive. In this economy, that’s crucial.

Anticipated Tasks:               Following initial training, Digital Sales Executives play a key role in making telephone contact with key decision makers and negotiating the sale of advertising service.

Experience Sought:             Motivation, Drive and prior sales experience are the keys to success. 

Strong candidates will demonstrate the following personal characteristics:

Self-motivation, self-starting ability, and a strong drive to succeed.

A willingness to learn proven methods.

Excellent skills in communication and persuasion, combined with charm and a positive attitude.

Resilience, determination, an ability to overcome objections and the tenacity to stick at a task in order to achieve consistent success.

Ability to be relaxed and comfortable in a telephone sales environment.

The confidence and skill to build good relationships with senior-level business contacts.

The ability to thrive in a challenging, competitive sales environment.

Be organized with excellent follow up skills.

A hunger to close deals and earn a significant amount of money.

Benefits Pre-Conversion to Permanent:

Eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage

Direct Deposit or Skylight Pay Card for Weekly pay. 

Travel Discounts and Benefits.

Verizon Wireless Service Plan and Equipment Discounts.

Benefits Post Conversion to Permanent:

Competitive base salary + significant commissions 5% of gross sales on all qualifying deals.

Health and dental insurance.

Paid vacation and sick days.

Great work location and positive atmosphere.

An opportunity within a rapidly growing business.


 TO APPLY:              For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to [email protected] and we will forward to the company representative.


Garrett Doyle, President of the County Kildare Association of New York (www.countykildare.org) and former President of the Emerald Guild Society (www.emeraldguild.org) usually requires residential doormen in NYC during the Summer months.



Greg McIntyre, First Vice President of the Irish Business Organization (www.ibo-ny.org) and Manager of the Padded Wagon (www.paddedwagon.com) usually requires Summer moving staff during the Summer months.

We are very grateful to Garrett and Greg, both leaders in the Irish community in NY, for all the great support they have provided the Irish each Summer helping them find jobs.


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Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee

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