The Dorchester Historical Society presents "No Irish Need Apply: A History of the Irish in Boston" on Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2 p.m. at the William Clapp House.
Christopher Daley will present a 90-minute slide lecture exploring the Irish experience in Boston, from the mid-17th century to the arrival of the Scot-Irish and pre-famine Irish Catholics. Daley will also talk about the increase in anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment in the mid-1800s, as well as the massive wave of immigration into Boston after the potato famine.
The discussion will also include the rise of the Irish in Boston politics by such political leaders as Patrick Collins, Hugh O'Brien, Martin Lomasney, Patrick J. Kennedy, John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald and, of course,
James Michael Curley.