Irish in Youngstown and the Greater Mahoning Valley

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Arcadia Publishing, Jun 29, 2004 - Literary Collections - 128 pages
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In 1796, Daniel Shehy of Tipperary was the first Irish man to settle in Youngstown. In the early nineteenth century, the Ulster Irish moved into the region. Later, massive waves of Irish refugees from the Potato Famine settled in the area and filled the labor needs of the steel mills, canals, and railroads. Irish in Youngstown and the Greater Mahoning Valley recounts the history of the first Irish immigrants to settle the Valley up to the present and their prominent roles in community politics, arts, business, sports, entertainment, and religion. Through vintage images of families, church leaders, business owners, politicians, Irish dancers, and philanthropists, this book celebrates the influence of the Irish on the Greater Mahoning Valley.
 

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A great read for the history of the area sláinte

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Two BUSINESS INDUSTRY AND LABOR
Three SPIRITUAL LIFE AND EDUCATION
FOUR POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
Five FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Six RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT
Seven ORGANIZATIONS AND CULTURE
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In cooperation with Youngstown State University Humanities scholars, the Irish American Archival Society authored this book to preserve the history of the Irish heritage of the individuals, families, and organizations of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.