• Title: Irish Cincinnati
  • Author: Kevin Grace
  • ISBN: 9780738594354
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Irish Cincinnati Just one year after a settlement was established on the Ohio River in and one year before its name was changed from Losantiville to Cincinnati an Irish immigrant brought his family to the cabins
    Just one year after a settlement was established on the Ohio River in 1788 and one year before its name was changed from Losantiville to Cincinnati, an Irish immigrant brought his family to the cabins located there Shortly thereafter, Francis Kennedy established a ferry service to support his wife and children, and Irishmen followed over the next few decades It wasJust one year after a settlement was established on the Ohio River in 1788 and one year before its name was changed from Losantiville to Cincinnati, an Irish immigrant brought his family to the cabins located there Shortly thereafter, Francis Kennedy established a ferry service to support his wife and children, and Irishmen followed over the next few decades It was a diverse group that included Methodists, Presbyterians, Quakers, and Catholics who were manufacturers, stevedores, and merchants The Irish in Cincinnati have always contributed to the culture, politics, and business life of the city Their traditional strengths are found in churches, schools, and fraternal organizations like the Friendly Sons of St Patrick and the Ancient Order of Hibernians There is also richness in their ethnic heritage that includes art, dance, music, literature, and festivals involving everything from the annual mock theft of the St Patrick statue in Mt Adams, the St Patrick s Day parade, and the various ceili throughout the year to the events at the Cincinnati Irish Heritage Center Using rare and evocative images, Irish Cincinnati embraces 200 years of their lives in the Queen City.

    One Reply to “Irish Cincinnati”

    1. I have fun reading all these kinds of books about places where I have lived, but this one has my roots. I was taught well by my parents about their backgrounds and the centuries of suffering from the English which caused the Irish diaspora, mainly to the United States. The first 100 years here were a terrible existence in the New World too, but it offered the promise of possible success that was denied them due to the harsh, terrible religious persecution in Ireland suffered from the cruel Engli [...]

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