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Old 07-12-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Add Troy, Buffalo's Southside and Albany in NY, Scranton in PA and Savannah GA, among others. Here's some more good info: List of Irish-American communities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: The City
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It's pretty funny of the correlation between high Irish and high Itlaian populations

I am half and half so i guess i feel at home in either, plus being able to drink and eat is nice as well
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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It's pretty funny of the correlation between high Irish and high Itlaian populations

I am half and half so i guess i feel at home in either, plus being able to drink and eat is nice as well
You should be fine in pretty much any Northeastern city of a decent size then.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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You should be fine in pretty much any Northeastern city of a decent size then.

Always feel right at home
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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It's pretty funny of the correlation between high Irish and high Italian populations

I am half and half so i guess i feel at home in either, plus being able to drink and eat is nice as well
Although I've heard the two groups sometimes didn't get along I wonder if towns that had Irish were maybe seen as better for other Catholic groups from Europe. (Polish, Italian, German Catholic regions like Bavaria) Like they had parishes already set up even if they were Irish parishes. Or possibly it was purely economic. Like cities that attracted the Irish had the same economic opportunities Italians would want.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Boston CSA 2008 Estimates: 7,514,759
Irish: 1,751,939 (23.3%)
Scotch-Irish: 58,814 (0.8%)

New York City CSA 2008 Estimates: 22,154,752
Irish: 2,716,531 (12.3%)
Scotch-Irish: 70,691 (0.3%)

Philadelphia CSA 2008 Estimates: 6,398,896
Irish: 1,322,215 (20.7%)
Scotch-Irish: 52,280 (0.8%)

By Percentage on CSA:

1. Boston
2. Philadelphia
3. New York City

By Sheer Number on CSA:

1. New York City
2. Boston
3. Philadelphia
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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I found this map of Irish ancestry on Wikipedia. It may help.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../Irish1346.gif

It looks like MA and NY State are your best bets.
Northeast Ohio, as you can see from the map above.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Add Troy, Buffalo's Southside and Albany in NY, Scranton in PA and Savannah GA, among others. Here's some more good info: List of Irish-American communities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for that. My relatives live in Rocky River outside of Cleveland and they said it was aorund 50% Irish, while they were wrong, it's still at 30%..and so are the communities surrounding.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Boston CSA 2008 Estimates: 7,514,759
Irish: 1,751,939 (23.3%)
Scotch-Irish: 58,814 (0.8%)

New York City CSA 2008 Estimates: 22,154,752
Irish: 2,716,531 (12.3%)
Scotch-Irish: 70,691 (0.3%)

Philadelphia CSA 2008 Estimates: 6,398,896
Irish: 1,322,215 (20.7%)
Scotch-Irish: 52,280 (0.8%)

By Percentage on CSA:
1. Boston
2. Philadelphia
3. New York City

By Sheer Number on CSA:
1. New York City
2. Boston
3. Philadelphia

Well yes - but that includes Providence and so on for Boston, NYC will be the largest, but I believe if you looked at MSA or City in total number Philly would surpass Boston. But for all three they have large and represented populations
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Well yes - but that includes Providence and so on for Boston, NYC will be the largest, but I believe if you looked at MSA or City in total number Philly would surpass Boston. But for all three they have large and represented populations
Most likely, yes, for MSA Philly would pass Boston in sheer numbers. but taking out Providence would only increase Boston's percentage.

Providence has plenty of Irish but it's more of an italian town and the neighboring Fall River/New Bedford area is the most Portuguese part of the US.

BTW, those are not sheer numbers of Irish-American people.
22 million for NY?? 6/7 mil for Philly and Boston??
That's the total population of people in those CSAs, not people of Irish descent.


EDIT: haha ok, so Om and kidphilly probably already realized this, but it confused me, so just clarifying for all the other clueless folks.
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