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Podcast 213 – From the Irish Roots Cafe
Irish in America, part 5, audio edition.
Audio Run Time: 1:09 from www.Irishroots.com

Todays Blog contains a few notes from my free audio book
podcast which will soon be posted at:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast/podcast213.mp3

The hardcopy edition of this book is at Amazon and:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4263.htm

Audio Edition of the First Book on the Missouri Irish.
The Original History, with genealogical notes,
by Michael C. O’Laughlin, as read by Molly Nickle:

More Famine Irish; The Murphy Wagon,
Fr. Donnelly; Kansas City Irish settlements

I opened this section of the book,
“Joseph Murphy left town and climbed the fabled Indian Mound,
pondering his dilemma. He had arrived in St. Louis, parentless
at the age of 13, and built up a small wagon trade..”

Joseph Murphy
Todays excerpt covers the arrival of Joseph Murphy
as a young boy from County Louth. He became an
amazing success, his company building thousands
of wagons for the westward movement in America.

Abandoned
He was supposed to be greeted by family members
but they had left for parts unknown. So, he was
on his own when he arrived. I remember researching
the records looking for names of the Irish workers
on his wagons, but it seems there were more Germans
than Irish. The Irish worked well when they came
to work, but may have been a bit independent, so
the work force was primarily German according to
my sources.

illustrations
We also find 30 illustrations or more, from my
collection on the Irish in Missouri, including
the famous and infamous, maps and extracts.
I think Molly reads the list of illustrations on
the audio, but of course, we could not show them.

Irish in Kansas City
I then moved on to the Irish in Kansas City, virgin
territory when I started to research this book.
The early settlers are included, and of course, the
Fr. Donnelly saga, along with the story of the
first parades in the 1800′s and who was in them!
The Shamrock Society and the Hibernians were
the first organizations of record in the 1800′s.

First K.C. newspaper
St. Louis had its first two newspapers published
by Irishmen, and now we find the first was
printed by Kennedy in Kansas City. The name
of the paper was The Kansas Public Ledger
in 1851 when it first came out, and it was
published near the River in what is Kansas
City Missouri today. I think it was on Water
Street, which no longer exists.

Politics
Irish politics are always present, and there
were plenty in Kansas City. People complained
of the Irish controlling the city back in the
1870′s, and I included some quotes from the
papers of the day on that…work crews also
held many Irish names as listed in the paper.

The above are just a few tidbits from the book,
and you can listen to it on my podcast or hear
all 7 hours of ‘Missouri Irish’ on our CD.

Next is part 6, which covers the St. Patricks
Day Parades.
Then it is part 7, for the Irish Wilderness
settlement and Father Hogan.
Finishing with part 8commentary:
‘My Irish American Heritage’
Sullivan, Donahue, Buckley, Kelliher Cork, Kerry,
Civil War, Iowa, Missouri… Special guest reading
by Patricia Donahue (O’Laughlin)

Listen to our free broadcast to be posted at:
On Irishroots.com at:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast/podcast213.mp3
on iTunes at:
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For all of our podcast channels
see the iTunes Irish Provider Page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
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  We specialize in Sean Nós Song, in Irish,
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   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

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You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Sponsors Welcome. Our Workshops and band
appearances are available, and keep us thriving !
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing -
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- Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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Podcast 213 – From the Irish Roots Cafe
Irish in America, part 4, audio edition.

Todays Blog contains notes from our free audio book podcast at:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast/podcast213.mp3

The hardcopy edition of this book is at Amazon and:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4263.htm

Immigration and Distribution of the Irish in America
Audio Edition of the First Book on the Missouri Irish.
The Original History, with genealogical notes,
authored by Michael C. O’Laughlin, as read by Molly Nickle

Part 4 -
St. Louis Irish from 1770, Irish arrivals, Famine.
St. Louis is the major place to start when researching the
arrival of the Irish in Missouri. At one point St. Louis led
the nation in the number of foreign born either at the #1
or #2 spot, I’ll have to read the book to remember for sure!

Legend and Misery
Before statehood, when the area was part of the Louisiana
Territory, the Irish names are apparent. The first sheriff,
the first newspapers, traders, the list is steady. The trend
continues with statehood; increases with the famine
immigration from Ireland the Irish ghetto known as ‘The
Kerry Patch’, and it continues with the movement
to settle the American west.

Irish and Celtic Names
Here are the surnames of some of the more prominent
individuals I include in the Missouri Irish book (there are
hundreds more that I include, to be sure):

Example of Prominent Individuals Found:
Brady and McKnight
Mullanphy
O’Reilly
O’Connor
The Kerry Patch
Murphy Wagon beginnings
James Rankin
Moses Scott
Patrick Walsh
Luke E. Lawless
Joseph Charless
James Cummins
John and Thomas McKnight…. and so on

Random Notes
The Territorial Days before Statehood
Jeremiah Conor was an early Sheriff and Justice of the Peace,
said to be from County Cork ! He was founder in 1818 of the
Irish Benevolent Society in St. Louis, as an Irish immigrant
and corresponding society………… I’ve uncovered 12 more
early Irish organizations here, including the surviving group
known as ‘The Ancient Order of Hibernians’ today.

Murphy
Young Joseph Murphy would arrive as a young boy,
with no family or friends. He became the maker of the
famous Murphy Wagon, and thousands of wagons would
head west manufactured by Irishman Murphy and his
(mostly german) crew…..
His wagons covered the California and Oregon Trails as well
as the merchant trains on the Santa Fe Trail.

Coming of Mullanphy
Though the name died out in 1851, the impact of this family
was great. Generous and wealthy family of note in St. Louis.
Joseph (the first millionaire, and Bryan Mullanphy, are names
that stand out in this history.

Pre-famine and Famine immigrants mixed……..
The Irish who arrived early, though sometimes disapproving,
also help settle the new Irish. The times would be hard and
some arrived dying and sick aboard ships docked on the river.
So the Kerry patch was born…

The Irish Ghetto: The Kerry Patch
Poverty; disease; wandering orphans
Donnybrook.

Bishop Kenrick…….
Fr. Donnelly would hear confessions in ‘Gaelic’.
(not the Kansas City Fr. Donnelly).
end of part 4, ‘Missouri Irish’
continued in the next audio section….

You can also get the CD or book for the full story !
Audio Book Time part 4: 60:01
The above are just a few examples, the audio is approx. 1 hour long.

Listen to our free broadcast Today:
On Irishroots.com at:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast/podcast213.mp3
on iTunes at:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=196090855

For all of our podcast channels
see the iTunes Irish Provider Page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
___________________________________________

Irish%20Roots%20Cafe%3A%20Sean%20N%C3%B3s%20Abu

  The #1 Celtic band in the U.S.
(Top National rank on Reverbnation 4/25/2012)
  We specialize in Sean Nós Song, in Irish,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

___________________________________________
Contact Us
You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Sponsors Welcome. My Sean Nós and trad song
appearances are available, and keep us thriving !
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing -
with your donation, subscription or membership.
- Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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