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Keywords: Portland Irish

Historical Items

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Item 81812

Irish relief event ticket, Portland, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: 1869-03-29 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 81776

D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 81806

T.B. Shelvey, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 56004

Assessor's Record, 1402 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alton J. Irish Use: Garage

Item 62392

126 Massachusetts Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percy C. Irish Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 73927

29 Runnells Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: May L. Irish Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Maine Irish Heritage Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… an intense level of immigration, first of Irish and other west European workers; then later French-Canadian, east and southern Europeans.