This website grew from a University of Cincinnati Honors Program seminar, “The Irish in America,” in coordination with the Archives & Rare Books Library. The focus is on the history and the living heritage of the Irish in Cincinnati and is designed to be a sustainable and informative site that is a collaborative effort between archivists, students, scholars, and the general public.

Category Film

Balancing of Traditions and the Calendar

By: Lauren Higginbotham
Leap Year is a 2010 film, starring Amy Adams as Anna Brady, and Matthew Goode as Declan O’Callaghan.  Frustrated with her long time boyfriend’s lack of a marriage proposal, Anna decides to travel to Dublin and propose to… Continue Reading →

On the Outside Looking In

By: Jessica Heskett
The Irish filmmaker, Jim Sheridan, directs the 2002 film, In America.  This film tells the story of a family of Irish emigrants who struggle to find their way in New York City after the loss of their young… Continue Reading →

“The Quiet Man” Impact on Irish Tourism

By: Remy Nering
The Quiet Man is a 1950s romantic comedy starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Sean Thornton (Wayne) returns home to Ireland from American to claim right to his childhood home but in the process, he angers a local… Continue Reading →

Luck of the Irish

By: Sydney Vollmer
“The luck of the Irish” is a fairly common saying. Most probably think it means the Irish are a people of great luck.  Anyone who knows the history of Ireland and its people will be able to tell… Continue Reading →

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