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    Irish Washington


    • Urban Odyssey: A Multicultural History of Washington, D.C.; edited by Francine Curro Cary. 1996.
      DCPL, HSW, LC Chapter 3: McAleer, Margaret H. "'The Green Streets of Washington': The Experience of Irish Mechanics in Antebellum Washington." p. 42-64.
    • Borger, Tom. Irish roots in the Nation's Capital: A family history 2005.
      DCPL, LC
    • Gatti, Lawrence. Historic St. Stephen's: An Account of its Eighty-five Years, 1867-1952.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • Langley, Harold D. St. Stephen Martyr Church and the Community, 1867-1967.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • MacGregor, Morris. A Parish for the Federal City: St. Patrick's in Washington, 1794-1994. 1994.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • Sherwood, Suzanne Berry. Foggy Bottom 1800-1975.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • Smith, Kathryn Schneider. Port Town to Urban Neighborhood: The Georgetown Waterfront of Washington, D.C., 1880-1920. 1989.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • Warden, David Bailie. A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia.
      DCPL, HSW, LC
    • Diamond Jubilee of St. Aloysius' Church, Washington, D.C. 1859-1934.
      DCPL (Cutter), HSW, LC
    • Gonzaga College (Gonzaga College and High School). Catalog....1860s-1930s
      DCPL (Cutter), LC
    • _____. Gonzaga College, an historical sketch, from its foundation in 1821 to the solemn celebration of its first centenary in 1921. 1922.
      DCPL (Cutter), LC
    • _____. Sketch from foundation in 1821 to 1896. 1897.
      DCPL (Cutter)


    • Hinkel, John V. "St. Patrick's: Mother church of Washington." Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.57-58.
    • Kelly, Tom. "I knew my parents were Irish as soon as I knew anything." Washingtonian March 1979: 144-150.
    • Press, Emil A. "Reminiscences by Emil Press: Growing up in Swampoodle." Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.73/74.
    • Press, William H. "Reminiscences by William H. Press: Another view of Swampoodle." Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.73/74.
    • Proctor, John Clagett. [historical articles published in the Sunday Star] March 17, 1935; March 17, 1940; March 20, 1949

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    [Request at Library (both Historical Society of Washington DC and Washingtoniana, DCPL have Vertical files) Reference Desk]

    • Ethnic Groups--Irish
    • Days, Special--St. Patrick's
    • Churches (and religious organizations), Catholic--St. Aloysius, St. Patrick's
    • Societies, Clubs, Organizations--Foreign--Irish

    Neighborhoods having had Irish population

    • Brookland
    • Foggy Bottom
    • Swampoodle

    See Irish Neighborhoods in Old Washington at <http://www.rootsweb.com/~dcgenweb/irish.html> for more information

    Noted Irish Washingtonians/men associated with Washington

    • Robert Brent
    • Patrick Buchanan
    • Thomas Corcoran
    • James Reed Dermot
    • James Hoban
    • Tom Kelly
    • Jeremiah O'Leary
    • David Baillie Warden

    Matthew Gilmore, March 1999, October 2001


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