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Irish Bridget, Catherine O’Connell

Irish Bridget, Catherine O’Connell

While doing some general research this week, I found this interesting article about a lecture given by local historian and retired New Haven Register newspaperman Neil Hogan , now with the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society Hogan shared his research and photo archive at the lecture, about the life of the typical Irish servant in New Haven.

“Every Irish family [in Connecticut] has at least one [relative] who served as a domestic servant,” said Hogan.

Here’s the link if you’d like to read more. I found the chart, showing Irish population in New Haven over the decades, interesting.

For “Irish Bridgets,” Life Wasn’t Downton Abbey

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