Explore the Rich Irish History of Our Neighborhoods
March is Irish-American History & Heritage Month, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. No better time to explore and celebrate the incredibly rich Irish history and heritage of our neighborhoods.
Did you know that the oldest intact Catholic church in New York was one built by and for Irish immigrants in our neighborhood? That the St. Patrick’s Day Parade originally began and ended here? That the first Catholic major-party candidate for President who helped build the Empire State Building and the father of modern American theater were both Irishmen from our neighborhoods?
Learn about all this and more by exploring these great resources from Village Preservation: