America’s Irish Voice

Former Cork and Kildare football great, Larry Tompkins speaks to Michael Dorgan and Johnny Kennedy on The Long Hall Podcast.
Former Cork and Kildare football great, Larry Tompkins speaks to Michael Dorgan and Johnny Kennedy on The Long Hall Podcast.

Michael Dorgan and Johnny Kennedy interview renowned Irish personalities, inspiring immigrants and discuss all things Irish America.

Irish people are doing extraordinary things in America and our aim is to promote their exploits and upcoming events.

Whether its famous sportspeople, actors or musicians, we talk to some of the fascinating characters that drop by New York’s official GAA headquarters.

The Long Hall Pub & Grocery is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan’s East 34th Street, and has quickly become New York’s most popular traditional Irish bar and is the ideal location for frank and honest discussions.

The Long Hall Podcast gives a voice to the wonderful characters that come through our doors.

The Long Hall Podcast is, America’s Irish Voice.

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On this week’s show, we discuss the controversial move to sell the American Irish Historical Society’s headquarters on Fifth Avenue.

The building, which has been home to the society for decades, is on the market for $52 million and houses a library and research facility with thousands of rare Irish books and documents.

Former AIHS Board Chairman Brian McCabe and former AIHS events and marketing coordinator Sophie Colgan join me on this week’s show.

In this week’s episode, we speak to Real Estate Broker Shane Boyle who talks to us about the New York City real estate and rental market – and how COVID-19 has impacted prices.

Shane, from Killybegs in Donegal, first came to America in 2008 on a J1 visa before moving permanently to New York City in 2012 to pursue his American Dream.

He initially worked as a bartender before making the move into the real estate game and has never looked back. Shane currently works as part of Team Carte Blanche at Triplemint and can be contacted through his Instagram handle – @shaneXboyle or on LinkedIn for inquiries.

This week, Michael speaks to Journalist, author, publisher and peace negotiator Niall O’Dowd.

Niall has been a leading and powerful voice for Irish America over the last four decades and has created several media publications including the Irish Voice Newspaper in New York City and – the largest Irish digital media site in North America.

Niall played a crucial role in the Northern Ireland peace process during the 1990s in which he served as an intermediary between Sinn Féin and the White House.

He has also been a staunch advocate for the undocumented Irish in America. Niall speaks to me about his career and looks ahead to what a Biden presidency means for Irish America and Ireland going forward.

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