A Historical Sketch

of the

Irish Speakers

oF

New York State

Nicholas Wolf, New York University

National Library of Ireland MS G 435

The Distribution of Irish-Born Native Speakers of Irish Worldwide, ca. 1900-1910

100,000

300,000

500,000

700,000

900,000

Ireland (60%)

United States (29%)

Other (11%)

Top States, Proportion of Irish-Born Population Claiming Irish as Mother Tongue, by Decade of Arrival, as per 1910 Census

Distribution of Claimants of Irish as Mother Tongue, 1910

Anonymous, Irish-American, 1851

Gach oigfhear calma lan mheanamnach fioraonda

‘Na mhein leis sealad a chathamh le pleisiur;

Go Duane Street tagach go tapa ‘sa steach don Daisy,

Mar a bhfuil ceol da spreaga mar chantain na bhfioreanla

 

Ata an sud gan bhladareacht measareacht fioraondachd,

Ata aun brandy go farsin agus fion da thaosga;

Gin gan easba mar mheasaim agus beoir le heiliomh,

Aig an Leomhan mear calma, do mhathaimh agus do chru na Gaoidhilimh.

Patrons and Officers of New York Language Societies

Victor Herbert

Edward T. McCrystal

Cardinal John Farley

Daniel F. Cohalan

Image Sources

Daniel F. Cohalan. [no Date Recorded on Caption Card] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

https://www.loc.gov/item/2004667735/.

 

"Pan-American Exposition of 1901: Victor Herbert." University at Buffalo Libraries,

http://library.buffalo.edu/pan-am/exposition/music/personal/herbert.html.

 

Edward T. McCrystal, Irish American Weekly, 15 Feb. 1913.

 

Cardinal John Murphy Farley, Wikimedia Commons,

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Murphy_Farley.jpg

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