Posts Tagged ‘No Irish Need Apply’

“No Irish Need Apply” a Myth?

This summer, an eighth-grade student and a retired history professor re-ignited the debate about the prominence of “No Irish Need Apply” signs in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Irish history, like Irish politics, is an often murky and tricky path for anyone to travel along. James Joyce may have been onto something when he saidRead more..

Grampa’s Story

My grandfather, Denis A. Lyons, was my best friend and playmate. He used to spend many hours with me trying to support and mold my forming personality. As is the tradition among the Irish, he used stories to illustrate whichever point he was trying to make. He told me many, many stories but only oneRead more..