Special Award to Neil Hogan & Patrick Mahoney for 'A Land Beyond the Wave'
June 4, 2018 - The Connecticut League of History Organizations presented an Award of Merit to Neil Hogan and Patrick Mahoney for their recently published book entitled, "From a Land Beyond the Wave - Connecticut's Irish Rebels 1798-1916" at the CLHO's annual awards ceremony held at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. ... [ more ]
Irish Canal Diggers Honored in New Trail Section of Farmington Canal
November 22, 2016 - A sign depicting Irish canal diggers was placed on the newest trail section of the Farmington Canal in Cheshire. It pays tribute to the many Irish laborers who took part in the construction of the canal itself in the early 1800's. 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 ... [ more ]
New Haven's Irish History Projects Gain Momentum
May 13, 2013 - Jim Shelton, New Haven Register - From downtown to Dublin, the Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society has goings-on galore. There's no post-St.Patrick's day lull for these lads and lasses. They're working on a trio of projects that thrust their proud heritage into the public square. First up, they're gathering first hand accounts of Irish immigrants who found jobs as ... [ more ]
The Irish experience has had a profound impact on Connecticut's past, and its narrative spans all periods of the state's history and touches every one of its eight counties and 169 towns.