Transplanted Shamrocks Recollections of Central Ohio's Irish Americans

by Collected by Julie O'Keefe McGhee, J. Michael Finn, Anne O'Farrell DeVoe, Kathryn Hess

Transplanted Shamrocks Recollections of Central Ohio's Irish Americans
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Transplanted Shamrocks Recollections of Central Ohio's Irish Americans

by Collected by Julie O'Keefe McGhee, J. Michael Finn, Anne O'Farrell DeVoe, Kathryn Hess

Published Jun 11, 2012
357 Pages
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage



 

Book Details

Stories told after the boats landed . . .

When an immigrant leaves his home and his family and friends gather to say goodbye and when he passed from the sight of those left behind his new life begins and his life in the homeland ends. Our goal in this book is to document the stories that occurred on their long journey to America as well as those from life in the homeland. Many of the stories will provide a glimpse into the Irish-American involvement in family life, organized labor, local politics, and religious practices, as the immigrants became Americans. In many Irish folktales there is often reference made to a “magic circle” in which one finds safety inside that circle. In this book, “Transplanted Shamrocks” we have tried to create our own “Magic Circle” of love, laughter, sadness, strength and memories shared by the Irish-American friends and families, as they became part of the American Midwest. Stories of everyday Irish-Americans have not been told and they deserve a wider audience. This anthology of family stories of the Central Ohio Irish-Americans is a collection of stories that is essentially those of the Irish Immigrant in the Midwest, all Americans whose lives are burnished with their Irish lineage.

 

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Collected by Julie O'Keefe McGhee, J. Michael Finn, Anne O'Farrell DeVoe, Kathryn Hess

The anthologists: Anne O’Farrell DeVoe, J. Michael Finn, Kathryn McConnell Hess, Julie O’Keefe McGhee and William McGhee are five Central Ohioans who share a deep interest and pride in their Irish Heritage. In Columbus Ohio, there are numerous thriving organizations that promote our “Irishness”. The book’s anthologists are proud members of most of them and would like to give to the reader a sense of being Irish and a knowledge of the charm, love, spunk, humor and determination of the people from that remarkable nation.