Essays Tagged: "Irish"

Comparison of Political Machines and the Reform Movement

mocratic society.Political machines, in the beginning constructed by ambitious and hungry for power Irish, resulted in being a means of incorporation of the new immigrants into broader community. Thei ... ew immigrants into broader community. Their existence was the result of the perception of the early Irish immigrants that they can achieve social and financial recognition in the New World through pol ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.0 Jul/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"Easter 1916" by William Butler Yeats.

s of English implants. For six hundred years, the English presence has been threatening to decimate Irish cultural values. At the turn of the nineteenth century, a new movement to restore Irish herita ... eritage to the emerald isle was gaining momentum. It was a time of uncertainty. A new generation of Irish people was looking for an identity, and a new generation of artists was catering to them. They ...

(9 pages) 144 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Immigration in the early 1900's.

Practically forced out of their homeland by the English and hard economic times back home, the Irish came to America with hopes of a better life. They crammed onto boats with little more than a ... on their back in search of the American dream. Upon arrival they settled in the cities and formed Irish communities based around the Catholic Church. Like the Chinese, Irish men at first took on lo ...

(6 pages) 165 0 2.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Court structure.

plex." Law formed a very important factor both in public and private life in ancient Ireland. Early Irish society was hierarchical in character. It was governed by the Brehon law, however it was somew ... the Anglo-Norman invasions. The Catholic encyclopedia states that "Brehon law is the usual term for Irish native law, as administered in Ireland down to almost the middle of the seventeenth century, a ...

(8 pages) 142 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

English: Literature major Reflective Essay

ing at the way women are portrayed in Boland's work shows how they have a passive, domestic role in Irish life from which they are struggling to break free. My essay on Mansfield's piece shows that I ... and her work that I thoroughly enjoyed wandering through her poetry and discovering more about the Irish culture. I feel especially connected to her work since I have seen the places that she has wri ...

(5 pages) 208 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

This essay is a biography of James Michael Curley (Mayor of Boston) from many sources. It tells about his background, in office life, and post office life.

y for his own personal use and twisted the truth to help him get what he wanted. To the lower class Irish voters of Boston he gave them jobs and the kind of life they had only dreamed about. James Mic ... Curley was born at home in Boston, Massachusetts on the cold, snowy day of November 20th, 1874, to Irish immigrant parents. His mother, Sarah moved to America from Connemara, Ireland in 1865 at the a ...

(8 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Examine the Concept of 'Social Exclusion' linked to Irish Identity

Within this essay I am going to explore and examine the concept of social exclusion linked to Irish identity in Britain. I will be exploring the social conditions of the Irish people living in B ... the social conditions of the Irish people living in Britain because if first and second generation Irish people are taken together, the Irish form the largest ethnic group in Britain today. In fact, ...

(8 pages) 79 2 4.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Cholera in the 19th Century

of people. The question for this coursework is to see whether or not people were right to blame the Irish for the cholera epidemic in Cardiff.Below I have drawn a timeline of the times cholera had str ... died. When the deaths stopped in the winter. There were many questions to ask and this is when the Irish were blamed for the cause and spread of cholera.The world was getting smaller thanks to steam ...

(11 pages) 23 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

History Of Easter Rebellion

The British Rule In Ireland Angry, enraged, and furious summarizes many Irish feelings toward rebellion for independence. In order to gain freedom from the British, revolut ... British, revolutionaries were willing to sacrifice everything, even their lives. For centuries, the Irish had been part of the vast British Empire, and for most of that time, they struggled to obtain ... the events is the Easter Rebellion, which some felt was the turning point for the war. Some of the Irish felt that World War I going on at the time had an influence on the Easter Rebellion. The treat ...

(4 pages) 804 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Great Potato Famine

even trying to plant potatoes. Now normally this might not seem like such a serious thing, but the Irish had come to almost totally depend on the potato for all their food. How did the Irish s ... food. How did the Irish sink into such a tight spot, The Potato was an essential part of the Irish diet. It is packed with nutrients and vitamins, grows quickly and in almost any soil, and can ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Cultural Analysis Of "Little Selves"

e Selves" is entwined with the past issues pertaining to the surge in immigration, namely the Irish immigrant life. The cultural issue of the importance of one's heritage manifests itself throug ... e issue isn't entirely unique for the time period, the story remains to be a good reflection of the Irish culture during the early 20th Century. The early 1900's were a time of change for most ...

(2 pages) 4049 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology"Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day."It is always interesting to experience something new and different in li ... atron saints in Ireland. Because of the heritage, many people that participate in the parade are of Irish descent, but over the years more and more newcomers have joined the mainly Irish crowd in cele ... leave anyone out. Part of the holiday’s traditions are wearing green items of clothing, eating Irish food, drinking lots of Irish liquor and attending the parade, that is held all over Ireland as ...

(2 pages) 22 1 4.2 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

This essay discusses the changes in the Irish Family structure in the last decade.

en an increased focus on subjects such as contraception, adoption, abortion, and homosexual couples.Irish families have always been more diverse than the traditional mother/ father/ children model, bu ... en model, but in the last decade alone, they have changed even more. It is now widely accepted that Irish families are no longer the nuclear family, but can include many diverse people and different t ...

(12 pages) 57 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


Since the broadcast of the world renown shows Riverdance and The Lord of the Dance Irish dancing has become much more popular around the world. Unfortunately over the years the tradit ... the start of the what seems to be the appearance now. The whole traditional appearance of an Irish dancer has vanished. The once simple dress is no longer seen. Velvets were replaced with other ...

(3 pages) 824 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

German And Irish Immigration Comparison

While German and Irish immigration of the 1840?s and 1850?s was similar in many ways, some differences were also evid ... n of the 1840?s and 1850?s was similar in many ways, some differences were also evident. German and Irish immigrants, native of Europe, fled across the Atlantic Ocean to the heartland of the United St ... causing numerous different effects on the people and the land they came to inhabit. The German and Irish immigration of this time period can be compared through their motives, distributions, and poli ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

When Did You Come Over? The Irish Catholic Experience in Nineteenth Century Britain

"I'll sing this song for Ireland,cause I'm a Glasgow Irishman,I'd love to see old Ireland free, I know it's gonna be,So I sing for Ireland."(Glasgow Iris ... rate the important Celtic culture in Britain. Much is known about the cultural division between the Irish Catholics and their Anglo-Protestant rulers on the Emerald Isle. The mass migrations from Irel ... ons from Ireland in the nineteenth century transferred this cultural and economic divide across the Irish Sea to the industrial cities of Victorian Britain. This paper will examine the reasons for the ...

(11 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Cahill Paper- Did the Irish save civilization?

How the Irish Saved Civilization a book by Thomas Cahill is referred to as the untold story of Ireland’ ... es. The main point of this book is to offer a different viewpoint on the little known role that the Irish contributed to the survival of civilization, as we know it. This book offers a very persuasive ... associates western civilization as civilization in general. It is also difficult to argue that the Irish were solely responsible for saving civilization, especially without persuasively showing that ...

(5 pages) 1862 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats

pan the years 1887 to 1895 when Yeats was in his twenties and working passionately for the cause of Irish literature and his own career as a poet and man of letters.These early letters are filled with ... of letters.These early letters are filled with business-the business of recovering and encouraging Irish literature and, at the same time, forwarding his own career. As such, they are not deeply refl ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Eth 125 Week 3 Day 7

The purpose of this essay is an analysis of the experience of early 20th century Irish immigrants to the United States.My Irish ancestors came to the United States during the once c ... elings”, which was led by James Monroe, but did not become popular until the 1830’s. Many Irish immigrants came to work leading the way to the Erie Canal which in turn led to other projects. ... y to the Erie Canal which in turn led to other projects. Then led to working on the railroads. Many Irish migrated to England first, to gain experience and escape the famine before moving to the Unite ...

(3 pages) 1132 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

How Does Swift Perceive Ireland?

Jonathan Swift, an Irish writer, portrayed his perception of Ireland in one of his most notable works, known as ‘A ... rn into the poverty of 1667, Dublin, Ireland, Jonathan Swift fully experienced the suffering of the Irish people. By the time this story was published in 1729, conditions in Ireland showed no signs of ... raws out a scheme: the possibility of selling poor children in order to improve the quality life of Irish people. The bottom-line of his proposal was to feed the undernourished children, fatten them u ...

(6 pages) 6 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers