The Irish in America

About

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)?

 

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  1. 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.

  2. 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,🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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 magslynch@eircom.net

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  6. 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…
    Aine

  7. 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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