Alan O'Mara Founder of Real Talks
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1w ago
On this episode I got to sit down in studio with Alan O’Mara , Founder of Real Talks, Author of ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ and  Host of ‘The Players Voice’ and ‘Real Talks’ Podcasts Alan from County Cavan in Ireland has played at the top level in Gaelic Football and  in his early twenties Alan spoke out publicly about his battle with depression. His book “The Best is Yet to Come” gives a rare glimpse into the complex inner world of depression as well as guidance to those seeking solutions and inspiration for families and friends supporting loved ones. Alan went on to become the founde ..read more
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Jack McGarry The Dead Rabbit
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
3M ago
On this episode of Navigating New York, I got to visit the world renowned Dead Rabbit Pub in Lower Manhattan to chat with Managing Director and Co-founder, Jack McGarry.  This episode is one of the most powerful interviews I have ever had the pleasure of hosting. I chat to Jack about his story; from being a glass collector in his local family pub in Belfast at age 15, to being awarded world’s best bartender in his early 20’s in New York, to where he is now – a dynamic, influential entrepreneur on a mission to redefine the Irish Hospitality experience and promote the ‘Ireland of today’ on ..read more
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Slainte Retreats Shelly & Amy
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
4M ago
On this episode I chat to Shelly Hackett and Amy Brett, Founders of Slainte Retreats. Slainte is the Irish term for 'good health' and that is exactly what Slainte Retreats and Workshops are centered on: experiences that promote women's health and overall wellbeing. Founded in February 2022 Slainte has seen hundreds of women attend their retreats and wellness workshops. By creating space for self care , connection, education and movement, Shelly and Amy have been able to use the retreats and workshops to delve deeper in to conversations and education on self care and women's health. Both Shelly ..read more
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Shaunagh Connaire
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
5M ago
Welcome to Season 4 of Navigating New York! Brought to you by Thérapie Clinic It’s so good to be back with the podcast! As some of you may know I spent a good part of this year travelling with my husband around South America – and it was the best year ever! But it always feels good to return to New York, there is no place quite like it. I am really excited about this season because I have been lucky enough to get some amazing guests and im looking forward to growing the NNY Community so  keep an eye (or an ear) out for exciting things to come! You can find the podcast on Instagram @naviga ..read more
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Navigating New York with Peter Quinn
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
On this Episode I speak to one of Irish America’s greatest and most respected writers; Peter Quinn.  Peter is a Novelist, Political Historian, and Foremost Chronicler of New York City. Peter was hired in 1979 by  Governor Hugh Carey as his chief speechwriter. He continued in that role under Governor Mario Cuomo, helping craft the Governor's 1984 Democratic Convention speech and his address on religion and politics at Notre Dame University. Peter was also chief speechwriter for Time, as well as editorial director for Time Warner, and found an avocation in writing about his Irish herit ..read more
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Navigating New York with Damien Dempsey
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
I am really excited to introduce my guest for this episode, the one and only, Damien Dempsey. It was a dream come true to get to have this chat with Damien, described by many as the "Voice of a Generation." If you’re a Damo fan, you’ll know that his song “Apple of My Eye” is all about his love for New York City - and in our conversation he tells me about how coming here as a young musician helped him to believe in himself and how he met some of his greatest friends and mentors here in the City.  As a young musician in Dublin, Damien felt that people looked down on him for writing songs ab ..read more
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Navigating New York with Katie Boyle
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
My Guest on this Episode is the hilarious New York Based Irish Comedian, Katie Boyle. Katie moved to New York 8 years ago and did her first ever stand-up show here. She is now a regular at New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Eastville and on shows at Caroline's on Broadway – Katie also recently taped a Comedy Special and she also has her own hilarious podcast called 'The Shift.' Katie is absolutely hilarious and yet humble, it has been so inspiring to watch her thrive on the Comedy Scene in NY. Make sure you check out Katie's shows in NY and she will also be performing in Dublin at Whelan's thi ..read more
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Navigating New York with MacDara Hosty - Project Empower
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
On this week’s Episode I speak to MacDara Hosty a man I had the pleasure of meeting this Summer in NY when he was here to launch Project Empower. In June of 2022 lifelong Galway friends Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell set off on an unsupported row in a 6 meter boat across the Atlantic from New York City to Galway to raise money for four important Charities: Ability West, Galway Simon Community, MADRA Dog Rescue and NRH Foundation  However, after two weeks out at Sea due to a serious medical condition Fergus had to be rescued from the Boat and Project Empower has since been 1 man rowing ..read more
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Navigating New York with Freya Drohan
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
On this episode of Navigating New York I speak to Freya Drohan, Executive Fashion Director at The Daily Front Row. Freya is from Malahide in Dublin and has been living in New York for 7 Years. After graduating with a degree in Journalism, Freya moved to New York with the dream of becoming a fashion journalist. Freya is now a  Director at one of the most prestigious and respected digital and print Fashion Magazines in the Industry. Earlier this year the Irish Independent listed her as one of "17 Irish people killing it on the world stage"   Freya is refreshingly honest about the ..read more
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Navigating New York with Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Navigating New York
by Sophie Colgan
1y ago
Alexa, play "Back in the New York Groove" by Ace Frehley Long time no speak folks! Great to get back on the mic to interview  a brilliant guest, the one and only Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. Máirtín  is owner of New York based newspaper The Irish Echo, he is also publisher of the Belfast Media Group which produces a number of newspapers in and around Belfast.  Máirtín is a former Lord Mayor of Belfast and former Sinn Fein MLA for South Belfast In this episode he tells the story of being barred from the Lord Mayor’s parlour in the 1980s and how he went on to become Lord Mayor in 2014.&nb ..read more
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