Irish American Journey advances Irish American culture, Irish American heritage and greater understanding of the Irish American experience through the lens of Irish immigration and Irish American history.
Irish American Journey's inspiration comes from the tireless devotion of generations of great Irish American immigrants who came from nothing, endured decades of abject poverty and brutal intolerance, yet persisted through tremendous adversity to forge one of the great cultures in this country's proud history: The American Irish.
Irish American Journey stands in special tribute to one such great Irish American: Kitty McInerney. The grandmother of this website's founder, Kitty McInerney's journey is captured in The Remarkable Life of Kitty McInerney: How a Poor Irish Immigrant Raised 17 Children in Great Depression New York. Irish American Journey would not exist without the immense sacrifice and unbounded love of Kitty McInerney, just as every Irish American today owes their life and good fortune to the courageous Irish Immigrants who came before us.
While the periods of great Irish immigration may be over, the Irish American experience is alive and well. Irish American Journey remains committed to advancing the Irish American experience by providing unique Irish American research, connections to numerous Irish American social organizations and Irish American schools throughout the country, up-to-date information on major Irish American events, and illuminating articles on Irish American people, Irish American cities, Irish American culture, and Irish American history.
Irish American Journey encourages all of our visitors to freely participate in our special Irish American community by sharing our articles on Facebook and other social media by using the social media buttons at the bottom of each article.
Welcome to Irish American Journey. Thank you for joining us. Go mbeannaí Dia duit!