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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Week When Everyone is Irish

St. Patrick's Day is coming up tomorrow, and the holiday almost seems to be more American than Irish. The reason could be explained thusly,
According to the Census, there are 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish. That number is, incidentally, seven times larger than the population of Ireland itself (4.68 million).

Reported in The Washington Post.

The story of Irish immigrants in America has been told over and over again in the work of novels such as these:

Barry, Sebastian. On Canaan's Side. [F BAR, AB/CD BAR]

Kerrigan, Kate. Ellis Island. [eBook

Toibin, Colm. Brooklyn. [F TOI, AB/CD TOI, eBook]

Troy, Peter. May the Road Rise Up to Meet You. [F TRO, AB/CD TRO]

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