The West End Museum.

“Immigrants began to arrive in the West End of Boston in 1845 when Ireland’s economic and political environment, especially the potato famine, created the conditions for the first large Irish immigration to Boston. After a brief period of settlement in the North End, many Irish families moved on to the West and South ends. The West End soon developed a thriving Irish community. By 1880, a new native-born generation of Irish descendants had secured their place in the community while retaining a distinct group identity.”