The Irish in America is a place to explore the stories of the Irish who have made the United States home. The Irish have come to America for centuries – from the colonial-era “Scotch-Irish” and the “Famine Irish” of the mid-1800s to the steady stream of Irish immigrants throughout the years, the Irish have made tremendous contributions to making America what it is today.
We want to tell their stories. Stories of the triumphs and the tragedies, alongside accounts of day-to-day life of Irish settlers and their descendants from all over the country.
If you have a story to share, let us know. Maybe it is your great-great-grandfather who came from County Fermanagh and fought in the American Civil War before homesteading a 160-acre farm in Western Minnesota (like one of my ancestors) or you came to the United States from Milltown, County Kerry in the late 1940s (like our friend and contributor Maureen)?