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  • St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards 2017


    2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards- Pic #01  2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards - Pic #02  2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards- Pic #03

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    St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017


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    In November 2016, a sign depicting Irish canal diggers(pictured below), was placed on the Farmington Canal in Cheshire,  to pay tribute to the many Irish laborers who took part in the construction of the canal itself in the early 1800's. Credit for this 'monument' goes to Bob Larkin of Cheshire. For more information on this project, please read on....

    The Irish Canal Digger sign was installed on November 22, 2016.  The new trail section from West Main St. to Jarvis St in Cheshire cost three million dollars. The Town of Cheshire payed 10% and the rest came from State and Federal coffers. There are three sign locations. The first in this newly-finished section pays tribute to the 'Irish Canal Digger' at West Main Street(route 68) in Cheshire, located next to a Stop and Shop gas station and visible from the road. The Irish laborers were responsible for the most difficult work digging through the Cheshire swamps during the 1820s. An old Irish neighborhood near the sign was called 'Canal Street', but had its name changed to the current 'Willow Street'. The other trail locations with signs involve the history of a trolley line crossing with remnants of a tower near Jarvis Street. The third is where a train crossed the trail years ago. The final Cheshire section of the trail(0.66 miles), connecting West Main St. and Cornwall Ave. will be the responsibility of the CT. Department of Transportation and is scheduled to start in 2017 with completion expected in 2018. Once all work is done, the trail, including Southington, will connect New Haven to Northampton MA.  The Irish Digger sign, including the signs at the other two locations were done by Creative Dimensions of Cheshire. In addition to the canal, a Cheshire Public Building Commission project completed the restoration of Lock #12 at the trail years ago. A plaque by Doolittle School students gives credit to Irish laborers at the canal. Photos of both the new Irish Digger sign and the restored Lock #12 with a sign crediting Irish laborors are shown below-:



    Farmington Canal  Farmington Canal  Farmington Canal

    The area referred to below(bottom of sign) the location where the sign currently stands.

    Farmington Canal

    Farmington Canal  Farmington Canal

    Farmington Canal  Farmington Canal  Farmington Canal

    The following images were taken later during a photo-op at the canal sign




    The January 2017 Irish History Round Table meeting featured Sacred Heart University professor John Roney who gave a talk on fishing for a living in early Ireland, and the controversy over starvation.

    Professor Jon Roney, Sacred Heart University

    Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk

    Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk

    Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk  Prof. John Roney Talk


    A Family gathering in Portmagee, County Kerry. (Katie Regan is just left of front center in the green sweater)



    The Building below is the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion located in Norwalk, CT. it was the home of many Irish young women who were hired as servants to both the Lockwood and Matthews families in the early 1900's.


    2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip 

    2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip

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    2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip

    2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip

    2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip  2016 Norwalk Trip


    The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Mckeon, Division 7
    2016 July cruise around the Branford Thimble Islands was once again a successful event. Pics follow.


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    The following images are of the 2016 Ethnic Heritage Awards ceremony which was held at the Trinity Restaurant on May 15


    2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

    2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

    2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

    2015 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

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    2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

    2016 EHC Award Ceremony  2016 EHC Award Ceremony

    In April 2016 Professor William Matthews of UCONN gave a presentation
    on the 1916 Easter Monday Uprising in Dublin on April 24th

    Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising  Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising  Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising 

    Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising  Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising  Professor Matthews talk on the Easter Uprising 

    Recently,CTIAHS V.P. Vince McMahon and Shanachie editor, Neil Hogan gave a talk at Canton Historical Society.


    Vince McMahon at Canton Historical Society

    Vince McMahon at Canton Historical Society

    Vince McMahon at Canton Historical Society

    Vince McMahon at Canton Historical Society


    2017 Flag Raising Ceremony,
    on the lower New Haven Green Sunday April 23

    2017 Flag Raising

    2017 Flag Raising Ceremony  2017 Flag Raising Ceremony  2017 Flag Raising Ceremony

    2017 Flag Raising Ceremony  2017 Flag Raising Ceremony2016 Flag Raising Ceremony


    The following monument was unveiled at the Fairfield Gaelic American Club on April 24, 2016, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Uprising on the General Post Office in Dublin Ireland on Easter Monday of that year.

    Monument Unveiling at Fairfield Gaelic Club 2016

    2017 Parade Ball Program Book

    Enda Kenny & Cliff Lynch

    Images of the 2017 Ball

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View

    2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View  2017 Parade Ball at Anthony's Ocean View




    Shanachie editor Neil Hogan gave a talk recently at Quinnipiac University's Hunger Museum on a book in which he and the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society published in 1998,'The Cry of the Famishing'


    A topic well known to most Irish men and women on the potato famine in Ireland during 1845 thru 1852. A must read for those who may not be fully aware of that period known as 'Black '47. Copies of 'The Cry of the Famishing' and a more recent book also published by the historical society, 'Connecticut's Irish in the Civil War'.
     are available by contacting Mary McMahon at 203-795-6309.>
    Neil Hogan

    Neil Hogan

    Images taken of the 2015 Irish History Round Table Dinner at The Playwright

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner

    2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner  2015 Irish History Round Table Christmas Dinner



    The following images were taken in mid November 2015 at the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion, in Norwalk, CT, where Shanachie editor, Neil Hogan gave a presentation on young Irish girls(domestic workers). Through hard work and perseverance how they blended into society and the American way of life.


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    Mary Burke, an Associate Prof. in the English Dept. of UCONN Humanities Institute, Fellow and Coordinator of the Irish Literature Concentration and a native of County Galway, gave a talk on 'The DeAnglisising of Ireland' at the IHRT meeting in November 2015.

    The DeAnglisising of Ireland #02  The DeAnglisising of Ireland #18

    The DeAnglisising of Ireland #03  The DeAnglisising of Ireland #04  The DeAnglisising of Ireland #05

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    On November 6, 2016, CT. Irish American Historical Society
    held its annual wreath laying ceremony at Bayview Park, New Haven
    to honour the Connecticut 9th Regiment Volunteers.

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    Friday, September 24, 2015, Irish Taoiseach/Prime Minister Enda Kenny was the recipient of an honerary degree by Quinnipiac University president, John Lahey. The following images represent members of various Irish organisations within the Greater New Haven area

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    Taoiseach #09  Taoiseach #09


    A gathering of the 'Silverstream' monastery committee took place recently at the Playwright restaurant as Fr. Mark Kirby greeted those who took part in raising almost $40,000 to help renovate the Stamullen, County Meath structure, a monumental task still needing much financial assistance . If you wish to make a donation for the monastery's continued success, go to www.cenacleosb.org for the details. Below are pics from Father's visit.


    Fr. Mark #09

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    Hamden's Police Chief Tom Wydra gave a speech at
    the Irish History Round Table meeting in September 2015

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    2015 Connecticut Irish Festival

    (Photos taken by George Waldron)

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    On June 13, 2015, a Commemoration was held at St. Lawrence Cemetery
    for 2 Fenian soldiers, namely, Patrick Tierney and Catalpa James Reynolds.


    Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration

    Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration

    Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration

    Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration  Fenian Commemoration

    The following photos were taken at Quinnipiac's 'Great Hunger Museum' recently

    Frank McCarthy with George Waldron


    Hunger Museum Visit

    The Visitors from CTIAHS

    Hunger Museum Visit

    An Gorta Mor - The Follwing article appeared on the front page of the Irish Echo, Oct 3-9, 2012 edition

    QU Museum Dedication
     
    QU Museum Dedication

    Quinnipiac University has built a museum strictly dedicated to 'An Gorta Mor'(The Great Hunger),which occurred in the mid 1800's in Ireland. Below is a sampling of some of the images on display within the exhibit

    QU Museum Sign

    QU Museum Building

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    Famine Pic #10  Famine Pic #01  Famine Pic #11

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    A commemoration for Irish heroes who died during the Civil War
    and are buried at St. Bernard's Cemetery, New Haven, was held on October 23rd, 2011. The following photos were taken at that event.
    There are over 300 Irish war dead buried there. Flags mark these graves.

    St. Bernard Commemoration pic #2

    St. Bernard Commemoration pic #3  St. Bernard Commemoration pic #4  St. Bernard Commemoration pic #5  St. Bernard Commemoration pic #6

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