Hi everyone

Following is an update on the accommodation option open Summer J-1’s and other visa holders. This option is provided through one of Failte 32’s Strategic Partners, Internship USA.
Following a request by both Failte 32 and the Aisling Irish Community Center, Tom Griffin, of Internship USA, has very kindly offered a discount on accommodation rates to Irish visa holders. See attached FAQs.
Although initially one may think that even the discounted rate may seem a little high, it is reasonably good value for Manhattan for those who prefer the Manhattan experience, all things considered.
Further discounts can be achieved when you reserve a double room at a per person cost of $1095 if made as part of a group booking (4 people or more). Therefore, it’s important that you make your reservation first through either Failte 32 or the Aisling Irish Community Center so that we can coordinate requests into a group booking to avail of this additional discount.
Considering that you will not have other rental costs to pay such as electricity, power etc, and there is no upfront monthly (or two monthly!) rental deposit required aside from a $100 key deposit returned upon departure, this seems to be a pretty good deal for Manhattan accommodation. Additionally, you won’t have the burden of having to look for accommodation immediately after you arrive, which can be a daunting task and make your first experience of the Big Apple one of desperation rather than enjoyment. Further, if you’re based in Manhattan and find a job in Manhattan as many do, you may also be able to limit your travel expenses.
Please see the price reductions highlighted in green on page 1 of the attached ‘New York Student Residence’ doc.

If you come across any Irish students seeking an internship in:
1. Health & Safety / Occupational Health & Safety (compliance, OHSA etc.)
2. Accounting (accounting dept. of a discount fashion retailer, 120+ stores nationwide)
…to gain work experience (unpaid), Tom has two host companies keen to take someone on. The fee they charge for setting everything up is $2,000 / 1,500 EUR, though they have been doing a post-St. Patrick’s Day promotion which can still be applied. They also have an installment payment plan. Attached is their Internship flyer.
These internships may be suitable for those intending coming back to the U.S. on longer-term visas once they have completed their studies back home, and who are willing to spend some extra time and expense now for the possibility of better full-time job opportunities later on.
Tom Griffin, B.B.S.
Internship USA LLC
349 Fifth Avenue (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Stay in contact! Like us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/InternshipUSA
Events like those below can be a great way to network for jobs, and to socialize with those in the Irish American community. They don’t cost a lot to attend, and you meet some great people who have been very successful in their career field.
Dear Members and Friends of the American Irish Teachers Association and the UFT Irish Studies Committee,

On Thursday, April 4th, the UFT ISC will hold its annual heritage celebration and this year’s tribute to the outstanding work and extraordinary contributions of the Irish Arts Center in New York City.

The event will take place at the United Federation of Teachers, 52 Broadway, 19th Floor, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

The program will feature such distinguished speakers as Consul General Noel Kilkenny, Mick Moloney, Maureen Murphy, and Alphie and Malachy McCourt among others. There will be music, a raffle, and a hot buffet dinner including dessert/coffee and wine.

The registration fee is $15.00 if mailed on or before March 29th, and $20.00 after the 29th or at the door on April 4th.

Please send your check to:
Ms. Nyree McCray
UFT Professional Committees/ Irish
50 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Include your name, address, email, and phone. Thank you.

Please feel free to forward this Email to others you know who may wish to attend.
I am looking forward to seeing you at this very special celebration and tribute.

With thanks and best wishes,
Doris Marie Meyer
President, American Irish Teachers Assoc.
Chairperson, UFT Irish Studies Committee
917 691 2883

Save the date!

Brooklyn Shamrocks G.F.C.

Annual Dinner Dance

Friday 3 May 2013


Bay Ridge Manor

473 76th Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11209


Cocktail hour 8:00pm

Dinner and Dancing 9:00pm to 12:30am (ish!)


Guest of Honor

Michael Collins


Player of the Year

Kevin Connolly


Club Man of the Year

Donie O’Sullivan


Supporters of the Year

Karen Lally and Liz Rooney



Good Clean Fun


Tickets $90.00


Michael Conlin



Souvenir Journal

Fergal Rooney

(347) 206-9978

[email protected]


Brendan Lally

(917) 566-5168

[email protected]

Fax (718) 491-5840



Kind regards
Failte 32 Committee


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