The Irish experience has had a profound impact on Connecticut's past, and its narrative spans all periods of the state's history. Irish immigrants and Irish-Americans have been involved in the settlement, defense and ... [ more ]
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Latest Issue of The Shanachie - Volume 32 - Number 2
June 2020 - In this issue: The 1918 Influeza Pandemic; Think what it must have been like in 1918; War-weary world beset by even more deadly illness; Military camps were breeding places of influenza; Connecticut toll; Plague entered state through seaport of New London; Hopelessly in the grip; School becomes hospital; Shortage of coal, cars, phone operators ... [ more ]
CT Irish-American Historical Society Donates to Help Native Americans in Need
June 8, 2020 - When Ireland was deep in the throes of the Great Hunger, the cry of millions of starving people was heard across an ocean, by a Native American tribe recently displaced to Oklahoma. The selfless act of the Choctaw people is widely recognized: they came to aid of the Irish while their own suffering was still so raw. Now that Native Americans are suffering greatly from the COVID-19, the Irish people are coming to their aid with donations to help alleviate their suffering. The Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society has joined this effort to help ... [ more ]
Great Hunger Museum in Hamden Needs Our Help!
January 2, 2020 - Today, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is facing a crisis. Quinnipiac has decided that the museum must become financially independent by 2020 or it will be closed. Many Connecticut Irish clubs and groups are organizing fund-raising campaigns to ensure that this Irish institution will survive. We all can help by becoming dues-paying members of the museum ... [ more ]
CT Irish-American Historical Society Unveils Heritage Trail Website
June 22, 2019 - Hamden, CT - Today the Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society unveiled a new website that celebrates the profound impact that Irish-Americans have had on Connecticut's past. The “Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail” (www.ctirishheritage.org) provides a moving history of the Irish Diaspora in Connecticut while encouraging visitors to explore over one hundred historical sites, events and organizations related to Connecticut’s Irish population and its rich history ... [ more ]
The Irish experience has had a profound impact on Connecticut's past, and its narrative spans all periods of the state's history and touches every one of its eight counties and 169 towns.