North End History — The Irish Influx

Guild Nichols, “North End History — The Irish Influx,” 2020. From the site: “In an almost arithmetic progression: 2000 Irish were living in Boston in 1820, 5000 in 1825, 7000 in 1830, and between 1846 and 1855, 37,000 more Irish had fled Ireland for Boston. In 1847 alone 13,235 Irish emigrated to Boston. This was the year known as “Black 47” and was the most deadly year of Ireland’s Great Potato Famine or, as it was called in Gaelic, An Górta Mor or “The Great Hunger.”