International Feis - Irish Dance Competitions
(Ohio) Irish Festival
Irish Festival (Clare, MI)
Irish Cultural Festival
Ohio Irish Festival
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Irish Fest August
Music Festival - Muskegon
Michigan Irish Festival (September)
Motor City Irish Fest (June)
Celtic Festival (August)
Alma Highland Games
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ANTHEM OF IRELAND
Ireland's National Anthem, history,
words in Gaelic and English as well as sound files.
Irish Declaration of Independence.
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Post of Milwaukee
O'Neill's Pub, Ann Arbor
7:00 -10:00 pm
Session hosted alternately by Marty
Somberg and Mick Gavin.
The Ark (Ann
White Crow (Saginaw)
The Ten Pound Fiddle, (E. Lansing)
of Corktown - Detroit's oldest neighborhood
Genealogical Society of Michigan
Meetings at the Gaelic League,
3rd or 4th Saturday of the month. All meetings open to the public/no
charge. Bill O'Neill 248-540-7294
The Irish In Detroit, Volumes 1 & 2
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FACTS: THE IRISH IN DETROIT
Assimilation: Scorned in the 19th Century by native-born
Americans as a bad influence on the country, the Irish are thoroughly
melted into the population: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more
than 500,000 metro Detroiter's claim some Irish ancestry.
Arrival: In the 1840s.
Neighborhoods: Downtown; around Mt. Elliott-E. Jefferson
and most notably on the near west side, in what became Corktown.
Peak: By 1850, the Irish were the region's biggest
ethnic group, about a third of the foreign-born population. The Germans
soon surpassed them.
Stats: In 1850, 1 in 7 Detroiters had been born in
Ireland. By 1880, that figure was 1 in 20. In 1910, it was 1 in 80.
Clout: Detroit's Irish became influential in law,
law enforcement, politics and the Catholic Church. But they never dominated
Detroit the way the Irish dominated Boston, Chicago, New York and San
Francisco in either population or power.
Sources: The Detroit Almanac, "The Irish on the
Urban Frontier," by Jo Ellen Vinyard More...