Irish America’s sister publication IrishCentral.com and WorldIrish.com, the two largest Irish diaspora sites, announced a decision to merge on September 2. The new entity, which will operate as IrishCentral.com, will have offices in New York and Dublin and will have over 2 million unique visitors. The merger takes effect from September 15.
Wold Irish was founded in 2011 by John McColgan, who, with his wife, Moya Doherty, produced and directed Riverdance. “We are delighted to join with John McColgan and the team at WorldIrish,” IrishCentral founder Niall O’Dowd said. “We believe the potential to create a super site for the Irish is very real.” McColgan serve as a director/ advisor to the new entity.
“John has proven through Riverdance and WorldIrish that he has a deep and important understanding of the Irish diaspora, and he has never been afraid to put voice to that vision. We look forward to working with his vision at IrishCentral,” O’Dowd added.
John McColgan said “This is a truly exciting opportunity for WorldIrish to grow and develop under the IrishCentral.com brand.”