Publisher description for Irish in Youngstown : and the Greater Mahoning Valley / the Irish American Archival Society, Book Committee ; edited by L. Diane Barnes.


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In 1796, Daniel Shehy of Tipperary was the first Irish man to settle in Youngstown. In the early nineteenth century, the Ulster Irish moved into the region. Later, massive waves of Irish refugees from the Potato Famine settled in the area and filled the labor needs of the steel mills, canals, and railroads. Irish in Youngstown and the Greater Mahoning Valley recounts the history of the first Irish immigrants to settle the Valley up to the present and their prominent roles in community politics, arts, business, sports, entertainment, and religion. Through vintage images of families, church leaders, business owners, politicians, Irish dancers, and philanthropists, this book celebrates the influence of the Irish on the Greater Mahoning Valley.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- History -- Pictorial works.
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Youngstown (Ohio) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Youngstown (Ohio) -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Irish Americans -- Mahoning River Valley (Ohio and Pa.) -- History -- Pictorial works.