Connecticut’s Irish Domestics

 (c) Connecticut Explored, Fall 2013  SUBSCRIBE/BUY THE ISSUE By Neil Hogan The Irish were the first large group of immigrants to Connecticut (after the British and Dutch settlers). Though they began arriving in substantial numbers in the 1840s, their story actually begins in the colonial period. “In colonial records,” wrote Albert E. Van Dusen in … Continue reading Connecticut’s Irish Domestics