The Times: Catholic surname ‘hindered sons of Famine refugees’

The Times: Catholic surname ‘hindered sons of Famine refugees’. “The sons of Famine emigrants fared less well in America if they had more Catholic-sounding surnames such as Dolan, Healy and O’Connor, according to the first study of that generation’s economic assimilation. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, used census records from 1850 and 1880 to build a database of men born in Ireland and their sons.”

Irish Central: Oral history archive celebrates 50 years of the Irish language in Boston

Irish Central: Oral history archive celebrates 50 years of the Irish language in Boston. “The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Joseph P. Healey’s Library has arranged a special archive collection consisting of five interviews, conducted entirely as Gaeilge, which discusses the unique importance of the Irish language to the Irish diaspora over the past 50 years.”