The O'Donoghue Society

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August/September snippet: Irish Ghettos, where did the Irish settle in large numbers in your hometown? Response Five: Portland, Maine Irish

Contributed by Helen Frazier

In Portland Maine there was a very large community in Portland's West End.  St. Dominic's church was at the center of the community and although it isn't a church  but  now  the Maine Irish Heritage Center, there still remains a large number of Irish families in and around that area.   Most, but not all, of the Irish who came to Portland came from the Galway /Connemara/Aran Islands region

Contributed by Helen Frazier

In Portland Maine there was a very large community in Portland's West End.  St. Dominic's church was at the center of the community and although it isn't a church  but  now  the Maine Irish Heritage Center, there still remains a large number of Irish families in and around that area.   Most, but not all, of the Irish who came to Portland came from the Galway /Connemara/Aran Islands region

02.09.2019