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The Irish Legacy

A History of the Irish in Western Massachusetts

Presented by The Republican
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The IRISH LEGACY -- They fled famine and oppression, helped build the rail roads, labored at the Springfield Armory, fought by the thousands in the Civil War, and helped create a nation through public service. The Irish immigrants to Western Massachusetts have an incredibly rich history that will be told in the one of the first books to be put out in The Republican Heritage series. Don't miss this incredible story tracing the history of nearly 100,000 citizen of this area of this area with roots in the Emerald Isle.

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    Ann Marie O'Brien rides with her court in the 1971 Holyoke St. Patrickís Parade.

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    Step dancers from Noreen Kennedy's dance school in the 1950s.

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    Gaelic Football was introduced to America by Irish immigrants. Here the "49ers," a team made up of Irish young men that all immigrated to America in 1949, pose for a picture after a game in Van Horn Park in Springfield.

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    Sacred Heart Church on Chestnut Street in Springfield.

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    Irish immigrant old timers at Van Horn Park in the late 1950s.

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    Barbara Gaughan of Holyoke serves up corn beef and cabbage at the Ancient Order of Hibernians James A. Curran Division.