Category Archives: Irish in New Hampshire

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014

May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. – New Hampshire’s Irish Myths and Legends – … Continue reading

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Manchester NH World War I Casualty: Bernard B. Barry (1893-1918)

An unassuming plaque sits at the corners of Hall Street and Lake Avenue in Manchester New Hampshire, proclaiming: PVT. BERNARD B. BARRY Co. E. — 309th INF. 78 DIV. KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 16, 1918 IN THE ARGONNE FOREST But … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Back Stairs: Servants to the Carpenter, Manning, Hoyt, Slayton, Campbell and Jenks Families in 20th Century Manchester

They opened the door to greet visitors. They cooked, served and cleaned up after the daily meals. They tidied the rooms and changed the bed linens. They washed and ironed the family’s clothing. They provided transportation first in horse driven … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Irish Myths and Legends

I grew up in a New Hampshire household where St. Patrick’s Day and my Irish heritage was held in high esteem.  God forbid that I should not wear green on March 17th. And it was entirely a ‘mortal sin’ if … Continue reading

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A New Hampshirite’s Irish Surprise

The Irish people walk among you. They carry leprechauns in their pockets. A few of them remember wee bits of the ancient language. Sadly some descendants today are not aware of their Celtic ancestry… Continue reading

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