Irish Immigration to America, 1630 to 1921

Catherine B. Shannon, “Irish Immigration to America, 1630 to 1921” (reprinted courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum). From the article: “The oft quoted aphorism that “Boston is the next parish to Galway” highlights the long and close connections between Ireland and New England that extend as far back as the 1600s. Colonial birth, death, marriage, and some shipping records cite the presence of Irish born people as early as the 1630s. For instance, in 1655 the ship Goodfellow arrived in Boston carrying a group of indentured servants… However, up until 1715, the numbers of Irish in New England were less than 1%…”