Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Immigrants

in America during the 19th Century:

"Putting them on a boat and sending them home would end crime in this country.'"

How times have changed...some 3 million (est.) will watch Saint Patrick's day parades across the country today. A huge number of pints of green beer will be hoisted and for a day, everyone wants to be Irish. By the way, they don't do this in Ireland.


  1. It's not necessarily well understood on this side of the water that, to the Irish immigrant, America was more a land of exile than promise.

  2. No, it was certainly not a place of refuge. They were hated at every level of society...and now we can't think of a policeman without thinking that, surely, his name is O'Reilly or O'Malley or...