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Memories of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, an audio documentary

Photo: James Comerford and Jack McCarthy

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, this podcast explores the experiences and emotions of a variety of New Yorkers with Irish roots.

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NYU GIH OH St. Patrick’s Day

Linda Dowling Almeida,

Michael Stallmeyer,
Engineer/Assistant Producer

Featuring excerpts from oral histories with:

  • Hilary Beirne, 26 October 2009
  • Sgt. Edward Burns, 14 November 2008
  • Joan Dolan, 16 November 2006
  • Martin Dunne, 22 January 2011
  • Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, 4 January 2011
  • Congressman Peter T. King, 28 November 2005
  • Anne Maguire, 24 January 2009
  • John T. Ridge, 8 February 2011
  • Tommy Smyth, 24 October 2008
  • Eileen Zurell, 6 November 2008


  • “Kelly, The Wearing of the Green”
    Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band (St. Paul, Minnesota)
    Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band 40th Anniversary
    (The Irish Rose, 2002)
  • “Sweet Liberty/Promenade”
    Susan McKeown
    Sweet Liberty
    (World Village USA, 2004)
  • “The Wearing of the Green”
    John W. Myers
    (Victor Records, 1905)

© 2011 Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

This podcast is made possible in part with funding from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.

Part of Ireland America: The Ties That Bind an exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from March 14th to August 13th, 2011.

This exhibition is part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long season of Irish Arts in the United States in 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland.