Sun February 2, 2014
Cincinnati's Irish Heritage
The potato blight that hit Ireland in the 1840s drove thousands of Irish from their homeland, and many settled in Cincinnati. By 1851, 12% of city residents were Irish, and their culture and contributions continue to influence Cincinnati. Kevin Grace, University of Cincinnati head archivist and author of the book, Irish Cincinnati, and Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati Founder and Director Maureen Kennedy and Co-Founder Kent Covey discuss the Irish in Cincinnati.