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Twin City Irish American Club Project

Our 2022 local history project explored this important Irish social club founded in 1948 that nurtured a vibrant community of Irish immigrants and Irish-Minnesotans with regular dances and events in St. Paul. Watch the video below, read our in-depth article on the club's history, or view library director Brian Miller's talk given at the 2022 Irish Arts Week.

Doherty Family Recordings

Fifty-two archival tracks of traditional music recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1958! A blend of Irish-American and Scandinavian tunes that the Dohertys brought to St. Paul from Cedar Lake Township south of the Twin Cities.

See the resources available at the Eoin McKiernan Library and across the worldwide web on a selection of topics related to Ireland and the Irish arts. A great place to start for school history projects!

Ukrainian-American musician Peter Ostroushko loved Irish fiddle music and had a long-standing relationship with the Irish music community of the Twin Cities. Friend Dáithí Sproule did this oral history interview with Peter in January 2019.

Online Archives

Explore the history of Irish Arts in Minnesota through oral histories, music, photos, posters and more!

Library Collection

5000 books and 1200 commercial audio recordings.
Check out available!


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