The Boston Irish

The Boston IrishThe Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT:

THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES — In the historic Forsyth Chapel

The Boston Irish

— with author and historian Anthony Sammarco

Sunday, March 19th at 2PM

Explore the 19th and 20th century people and institutions that were founded by and for the Irish immigrants and their descendants. Some of the prominent ones are Boston College, Carney Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, the House of the Good Shepherd, the House of the Angel Guardian and many churches such as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Immaculate Conception in Boston’s South End. Many people think that the Irish immigration of the 1840s changed the face of Boston over the ensuing centuries. Generations of Irish in Boston contributed to the fabric of the city’s life in business, government and the church. Among those buried at Forest Hills Cemetery are philanthropist Andrew Carney, sculptor Martin Milmore and playwright Eugene O’Neill.

Admission:  $10 per person for advance tickets; $12 at the door.