The Irish in America


The Irish in America is a place to share the stories of the people who have moved from Ireland and made new lives in the United States. The Irish have come to America for centuries, contributing so much to the fabric of American society.

How do Irish Americans celebrate their heritage? Why is it important? Where can I find the best pint of Guinness in the Twin Cities? All important questions we try to answer…

If you have a story to share, let us know. Does your Irish heritage mean something to you? Why – how has it mattered in your life? Where do you go in your community to hear the best Irish music? Do you return home to Ireland – what do you find?


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  1. Hi I am trying to locate some of the Smullen family which left Dublin Ireland in early 1900’s. Michael Smullen, Jane, Annie, children of Patrick land Marcella of 44 Seville place Dublin and also Michael land Jane parents of Patrick and Michael .
    A lot I know went to Boston and Philidelphia. As a matter of interest Michael died in first world war at 28 and is buried in France.
    This might ring a bell with some. Many thanks. Phyl.

    • For the attention of Phyl Smullen. go to ALSO Since you have family details and the address you should be able to locate family members who were present on the nights that these two census were taken.
      Go to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission… website and browse through it for your British soldier relative under WW I. If you don’t have his number you can enter any details that you
      know such as his regiment such as the royal irish fusiliers and the year of death. This may take time and effort and also plenty of visits to the website. Since your relative lost his life in WWI and was a member of the British Army in France, there is an entry within the website for him. There are ceremonies planned for November 11 this year in France and Belgium for all those who lost their lives. I just saw your note tonight and replied tonight on Sept 18, 2018.

      Regards to you
      John Cullen

  2. I am looking for information on Robert Leonard McGuire who lived in Ogdensberg, NY. He was my Great grandfather but I can’t find anything further back on his Irish heritage. He was born Sept. 10, 1881 and died Nov. 17, 1954.He married Nettie Leone Fetterley June 25, 1907. I will be taking a trip to Dublin Feb. 2017. It would be nice to be able to possibly find some long lost relatives. Robert and Nettie had 2 children, Marion and Lillian. Thank-you.

  3. Hey Aine, Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. Hope that you found something of interest. Look forward to seeing more from you, 🙂

  4. Just wanted to let you know about a new, online, interactive world for kids to learn Irish that will be launched in 4 weeks! Everything is in Irish! There is a school, a theme park, a clothes shop and a food shop. Kids learn Irish, Maths, Geography and Science in the school all through Irish and then get to play on the rides in the theme park and buy clothes and food for their avator that they have created!

  5. I am looking to find family of Catherine (McLoughlin)Dempsey, born 1887 in Clooncalliga, Moylough, County Galway, Ireland. She had two brothers(Martin, born 1881 and Thomas 1883) and one sister(Mary McLoughlin, born 1878). Their parents were Margaret Clancy, married Michael McLoughlin in 1878. Catherine and her daughter(name unknown) visited Ireland in the 1960’s. Margaret (Clancy)Mcloughlin died on the 24/10/1931, aged 71years, and is burried in the graveyard in Moylough. I have been working hard to trace the surviving members of this family and would be really grateful if anyone that knows them would get in contact with me, Margaret (Clancy)Lynch, by contacting me at

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  7. Margaret – I have been away on vacation, so I will look into this when I get settled. You have some good information – I will see what I can come up with by searching the US Census. I will be in touch…

  8. I would like to know where my mothers cousins or any relations to the Coady family from the Cull Duncormick Wexford James Coady was born about 1882 and his wife Mary Goff in1890 I think they lived in Cressen Pitsburgh .Had 3 daughters Catherine, Eleanor and Margaret

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