NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IrishCentral.com, a leading news website for all things Irish, announced it has now passed the marker of 1 million unique visitors per month. The site has been visited by over 10 million people over the last 12 months, making it the fastest growing Irish Diaspora website in the world.
The site launched on St. Patrick's Day, 2009 and has continued to expand its global reach from its New York City headquarters.
"This is a huge milestone for us," said Niall O'Dowd, founder and CEO of IrishCentral LLC. "Less than 5% of the sites on the Internet ever reach a million uniques a month and this demonstrates the strong desire on the part of the 70 million people of Irish descent in America and globally to stay in touch with their Irish roots. We are now the largest Irish Diaspora site--by far--and we expect to surpass the 2 million unique visitors mark in the next twelve months, given our huge growth and the doubling of traffic in the last year."
O'Dowd stated that the Diaspora and IrishCentral.com were made for each other. Now the Irish worldwide can access Irish news and information on the Internet in a way that was impossible just a few years ago.
"I am delighted that every day we have significant numbers in Ireland itself, Britain, Canada, and Australia, as well as our core audience here in the US, checking in to keep abreast of all things Irish," O'Dowd said. "I would like to thank our dedicated staff for all their hard work and our outside investors and advertisers who stood by us when this was just a vision and helped make this all possible."
Joe Pennisi, Co-Founder and digital media strategist added, "It has been a great opportunity to be part of a project that has such a positive impact on the Irish worldwide. I am especially proud of how we have used our mobile, social, traditional print and digital platforms to reach a dynamic, young audience and that they have continued to be active in giving us feedback, engaging with us through the social channel, and embracing the positive changes and growth of the site."
Niall O'Dowd has been an advocate of the global Irish community for more than a quarter-century. O'Dowd is also the publisher of the Irish Voice Newspaper and Irish America Magazine. IrishCentral recently purchased The Irish Emigrant Newspaper and will soon release a bimonthly Irish Pub Newsletter.
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