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Posted on: March 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks Day

This photo depicts a monument in Lawrence’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery constructed as a tribute to the Irish of Lawrence who during the time of the Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) collected $2,000 (over than $67,000 in today’s money) to alleviate the suffering of the Irish people.

Browse our South Branch’s Irish Collection and find curated titles from library staff below.


Conversaciones entre amigos — Sally Rooney

Retrato del artista adolescente — James Joyce

El retrato de Dorian Gray — Oscar Wilde

Country Girl: A Memoir — Edna O’Brien

Angela’s Ashes — Frank McCourt

The Portable Oscar Wilde — Oscar Wilde

Normal People — Sally Rooney

The Irish Famine: A Documentary Colm Tóibín and Diarmaid Ferriter

Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to America — Kerby Miller and Paul Wagner

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland — Patrick Radden Keefe

A Week in Winter — Maeve Binchy

We were Kings — Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy

The Boston Irish: A Political History — Thomas H. O’Connor

In for a Pound — Richard Marinick

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary who became an American Hero — Timothy Egan

Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward — Bob Halloran

Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little-Known Stories from Ireland’s “Next Parish Over” —  Peter F. Stevens

The Irish Way: A Walk through Ireland’s Past and Present  Robert Emmett Ginna

Irish Parade Murders — Leslie Meier

Fatal Roots: A County Cork Mystery — Sheila Connolly

An Irish Country Welcome — Patrick Taylor

The Love Object: Selected Stories — Edna O’Brien


 Celtic Soul

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Fighter

The Irishman

The Best of Riverdance

Stella Days

Celtic Thunder: The Show


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