Pictured above: Glen Hansard and Joseph O’Connor appeared together in conversation and performance at I.NY 2017, discussing the impact New York has had on their personal and creative lives, and performing writing and songs borne from that influence.
I.NY 7th – 14th October 2018
Ireland and New York are synonymous with each other – the shared history, the ever-continuing exchange, the shaping of respective identities and the impact of each place on the other. Anchored in culture and the stories of Irish diaspora, the I.NY Project explores, connects, communicates and celebrates the deep and vibrant relationship between Ireland and New York City.
The broader project includes year-round digital story exchange, collaborations and residencies, and cross-Atlantic initiatives in art, education and enterprise. However, the hub of the project is the I.NY Festival that takes place in Limerick once a year. Now in its second year, the festival invites artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, playwrights, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, sports people and more to tell the story of how the Ireland New York relationship has impacted their personal, professional and creative lives. It invites as well audiences from home and abroad to share their stories and personal experiences of the Ireland New York story, and hear those shared by other locals, guests and visitors.
Do you want to share your Ireland New York story in the company of some of Ireland’s most famous artists, writers, designers, educators? Join us – we want to hear your story too!
Image: Orla Kiely in conversation at I.NY 2017