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Old 07-16-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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The percentage of Irish in upstate NY outside those larger cities mentioned is even higher as much as 50%.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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The percentage of Irish in upstate NY outside those larger cities mentioned is even higher as much as 50%.
You might be right for some communities, as the Erie Canal was largely built by Irish immigrants.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: california
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I think of boston.
Home of the Kennedys.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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My native state Massachusetts. Most everyone I knew was Irish mixed in with Italians, Portuguese and French Canadians.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Those Wikipedia links are outdated. That information is based on the 2000 Census. At lot has changed. Swissvale and Lawrenceville are definately not Irish neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has an Irish Festival/Parade but most of the people come from out of town or are non-Irish looking to get drunk.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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Those Wikipedia links are outdated. That information is based on the 2000 Census. At lot has changed. Swissvale and Lawrenceville are definately not Irish neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has an Irish Festival/Parade but most of the people come from out of town or are non-Irish looking to get drunk.
I don't know why coming from out of town for a parade would make it count less for being Irish. They probably come from towns like Sligo, Nanto Glo, Mundy's Corners,etc. being there are a multitude of Irish in little towns around PA.It's still one of the larger St Paddy's parades with as much as 250,000 in attendance.

There are still Irish pubs ( Kelly's) in L'ville and they may be counting the Strip District as L'ville with Mullaney's and other pubs.
Traditional Irish neighborhoods everywhere have become more dilute with the passage of time.
Pittsburgh has many Irish Catholic churches and institutions. The Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy Hospital were from Ireland as well as Carlow University .

And of course there is Pittsburgher Dan Rooney who is the US Ambassador to Ireland.

I'm surprised Chicago isn't in the top 5 for % of Irish descendents.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Chicago has the 2nd largest population of Irish and Irish descendants in the country, second to NYC.

The % of Irish in Chicago doesn't surprise me as there are tons of black, Hispanic, and Polish as well. They are all more numerous than the amount of Irish.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Chicago has the 2nd largest population of Irish and Irish descendants in the country, second to NYC.

The % of Irish in Chicago doesn't surprise me as there are tons of black, Hispanic, and Polish as well. They are all more numerous than the amount of Irish.
I would think so. They dye their river green on St. Patrick's Day, for Pete's sake!
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: The City
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List of U.S. cities with large Irish American populations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: IN
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Louisville has quite a bit of Irish culture. The metro has lots of people with ancestry that includes: English, Irish, French, Scots-Irish, and German.
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