Hi everyone


Just in from our immigration attorney, Caro Kinsella: Moments ago, the House of Representatives voted down the bad House VAWA substitute bill on a vote of 257 to 166.After the substitute was defeated, the House then took up the original bipartisan Senate bill 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which quickly passed with broad bipartisan support (286 yeas to 138 nays).

Clean VAWA Bill Passes the House and Heads to the President’s Desk!


We always ask the community to try to help our newest arrivals from Ireland, and those considering a move to the U.S., in their search for employment. As always, we thank you for all your kind support.
Dear Sir/Madam,

I have been in contact with your immigration attorney Caro Kinsella would forwarded on your details to me. I am a 29 yr Irish national. I have an honours degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Inorganic Chemistry with 5 years experience working in the Food and Beverage industry for Diageo and Coca-Cola, both here in Ireland and also in Australia. I am looking to emigrate to America, specifically to Atlanta, Georgia. Enclosed please find my resume.

Yours Sincerely, ,
Paraic M. Greensmyth.
Hi there. My name is Fergal. I am 4th year business student in Tralee IT Co Kerry and i will be finished my course in May. My friend and i are travelling to New York on the 27th of may for 2 months. He is also a business student in the same college. We are obviously interested in going to New York to explore the city, but most importantly we want to gain valuable work experience from our trip. I am writing to you because a friend spoke highly of your organisation and reccommended that i get in contact. My friend Gary and i are basically finding it difficult to find work and accomodation. It is our preference to have both of these things sorted out before we arrive so that we have nothing to worry about but we do not no how to go about achieving this. I have checked several websites and sent emails to a few different places but i have had no luck so far. Is there any way that you may be able to help us find places in new york that are looking for j1 students in the summer. We would love to work together but no that this may not be possible. We are also finding accommodation difficult to organise before our arrival. We would greatly appreciate any help that you may be able to provide us. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
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New York Irish History Roundtable




An Irishwoman in New York: A Memoir

A Discussion with Maura Mulligan

Author, Call of the Lark


Saturday, March 23, 2013


2:00pm – 3:30pm


Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

Parish House

263 Mulberry Street

New York, N.Y. 10012


Join the New York Irish History Roundtable and author Maura Mulligan for an evocative and vivid discussion of an Irishwoman’s experiences in New York.


Ms. Mulligan will take us on an immigrant’s journey from rural County Mayo to the bustling City of New York ‐ 1958. She’ll discuss how she adapted to a complex and diverse new culture, her first job, her first subway ride, her desire to embrace religious life as a novice in a Franciscan novitiate in Peekskill, New York, and her decision –16 years later – to leave the convent and join the world once again.


Ms. Mulligan’s memoir, Call of the Lark, is a moving portrait of one woman’s strength and determination to forge a fulfilling life. Irish Echo columnist Larry Kirwan described Call of the Lark as “an essential, revealing chapter in the Irish‐American story.”


About our guest speaker:

Since those early days in New York, Ms. Mulligan has had a varied career. She’s taught English as a second language in New York City’s public schools, and currently teaches Irish language and dance in the New York area.  Her writings have appeared in the Irish Times, Irish America, The Irish Echo, the Irish Examiner, Set Dancing News and on the websites ducts.org and mrbellersneighborhood.com. She’s also been a featured reader at various literary venues, including the Thalia Café at Symphony Space, and at Molloy College.


About the New York Irish History Roundtable:

The New York Irish History Roundtable was founded in 1984 to promote interest in and research on the history of people of Irish heritage in New York City. It provides opportunities for members to exchange information, and to learn from each other, about the complex relationship between the Irish and New York City since the colonial period. For more information or to join the New York History Roundtable, visit our website at www.irishnyhistory.org


Ms. Mulligan will sign copies of Call of the Lark, which will be available for purchase.


Coffee & tea will be served following the talk.

Suggested Donation: $3.00


Author Maura Mulligan is a member of the County Mayo Society of New York.



Kind regards
Failte 32 Committee

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