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The I.NY Festival 2018 is scheduled to take on Limerick City this October

Filmmaker Donal Dineen will be showcasing his work at the I.NY Festival 2018

The I.NY Festival 2018 is scheduled to take on Limerick City this October

The I.NY Festival 2018 is a part of the Global Irish Festival Series that makes a comeback to Limerick City this year.

With a week of interesting events taking place at venues across Limerick City through 7-14 October, the festival celebrates the ever-continuing exchange between Ireland and New York.  

I.NY is the creative brainchild of David O’Donovan and Aoife Flynn, who developed the project with the help and support of numerous individuals and organisations in Ireland and New York over a two-year period.

Organiser and founder David O’Donavan said: “I.NY was created with the specific aim of capturing, retelling and celebrating the thousands upon thousands of personal stories that make up the complex Irish New York relationship.”

Of the 34.5 million people in North America who claim Irish heritage, it is New York State that the largest number of them call home. The festival seeks to rejuvenate this bond between people across Ireland and New York.  

The event a huge success in 2017, featured artists and participants such as Kathryn Lloyd, Director of Programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Tim O’Connor, former New York Consul General, musician Damien Dempsey, Chris Byrne of Black 47 and many more.

The I.NY Festival 2018 is an international cultural project that celebrates and brings to life this shared story. The broader project includes year-round digital story exchange, collaborations and residencies, and trans-Atlantic initiatives in art, education, and enterprise.

Showcasing fine talent and expertise the artist and participants list this year features Charles Brandt, Winner of #1 New York Times Bestselling book,  Qool DJ Marv; Producer and DJ for HBO and Soho House New York,  Filmmaker Donal Dineen and more.

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Qool DJ Marv is set to return this year for the I.NY Festival

The festival explores the breadth and depth of the connection between Ireland and New York through widened programming highlighting historical and contemporary stories of public service, sport, politics, fashion, food, religion, crime and more.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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