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The Irish in America (and New Hampshire)

Yes St. Patrick’s Day came and went a few days ago, and I did not have a story ready. I’ve written extensively every year and if you search on “St. Patrick” you can easily find those stories. Late may be … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Is New Hampshire Losing Its Irishness?

Is it the food, the beer, the music, the dance, the accent, the parades or the vocabulary that still connects people to their Irish heritage? Or is it instead nostalgia for the past and personal memories that associate us with … Continue reading

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White Star Line Steamships: The Changing Face of Early 20th Century Immigration

When someone speaks about immigration, like many others I picture the crowded steerage of the Titanic movie. Indeed many of the ships that carried 19th century third-class immigrants were crowded, dirty and disease-ridden–the horrors we think about were real. But … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Scotch-Irish

Scotch-Irish– i.e. Ulster-Scots,” a term used to refer to the descendants of Lowland Scottish people who live in Ulster, … Continue reading

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