“Irish in Michigan” event this Sunday

Irish in Michigan
Sunday, June 10, 3pm
Gaelic League, 2062 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Authors Seamus and Eileen Metress will share what they discovered about the Irish in Michigan as they researched this book, including:

• How the Irish, Detroit’s largest immigrant group in the 1850’s,populated
Corktown and established Holy Trinity church;
• How Irish immigrants, many of them fisherman from Aranmore and Donegal,
helped establish Beaver Island as the “Emerald Isle of Lake Michigan”;
• Support from the Michigan Irish, as early as the 1840s and through to
the present, for a united Ireland;
• Resources on Irish genealogy, cultural organizations, dance schools
and more…

This event is sponsored by: United Irish Societies; Irish American Lawyers; Irish American Unity Conference; Irish Northern Aid; Michigan State AOH

Free admission • For more information: 313.885.5618

Irish in Michigan is a title in the Discovering the Peoples of Michigan series published by Michigan State University. Copies of the book will be available at this event, and at area bookstores.


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