The Irish Legacy: A History of the Irish in Western Massachusettsby The Republican
They fled famine and oppression, helped build the rail roads, labored at the Springfield Armory, fought by the thousands in the Civil War, and helped create a nation through public service. The Irish immigrants to Western Massachusetts have an incredibly rich history that will be told in the one of the first books to be put out in The Republican Heritage series. Don't miss this incredible story tracing the history of nearly 100,000 citizen of this area of this area with roots in the Emerald Isle.
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This is a very interesting account of the contributions of Irish people throughout the Connecticut River Valley. The ability of the group to overcome many obstacles is similar to the challenges faced by other immigrant groups to our area. Well done.