Title:The Irish in Newfoundland, 1600-1900 : Their Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs. 3rd Printing
Publisher:  Creative Publishers, St. John's, NF, 2000, ISBN:1894294041 2000
ISBN Number: 1894294041 / 9781894294041
Seller ID: 101239
McCARTHY, Mike. The Irish in Newfoundland, 1600-1900 : Their Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs. St. John's, Newfoundland : Creative Publishers, (January 2000). Third Printing. Pp. (2),iii-xii,1-216. Illustrated. 8vo (139 x 214 mm), art-illustrated green card covers with black lettering to the white spine and white rear cover.
Cover art and design by Boyd Chubbs.
Michael J. McCarthy (b. 1932).
"Ireland and its people are an important part of our heritage as Newfoundlanders. In almost every corner of this province we find people of Irish descent. Newfoundland's accents, its music, its culture are all influenced by our Irish ancestry.
But what brought those first Irish immigrants to Newfoundland? What kind of life did they find here? What experiences shaped them into the Newfoundlanders they became?
The Irish in Newfoundland attempts to answer those questions. Mike McCarthy's painstaking research into the early Irish experience in Newfoundland has resulted in a book that is a treasure trove of information about those first Irish immigrants. He tells their story from the legendary voyage of Saint Brendan to the modern era. He unearths the names, the dates, the court records and news items and weaves them together into a tapestry of the Irish experience in Newfoundland.
The stories in this book include the success stories and also the failures of the Irish and Newfoundland: the stories of bishops and politicians, of thieves and murderers. McCarthy vividly paints the Irish Roman Catholic experience from the early days of anti-Catholic persecution when a house could be burned to the ground simply because Mass had been said there, to the triumphant building and consecration of the Basilica in St. John's. He tells of the conflicts that embroiled the Irish, from the 'faction fights' between Irishmen from different counties, to the fiercely partisan involvement of the clergy in nineteenth century elections.
But most of all, this book tells of men and women who came from a beloved old country to an unknown new one, to search for and create a better life for themselves and their children." - from rear cover.
1. The First Irish Connections; 2. Justice for the Newfoundland Irish; 3. The Quidi Vidi Murder and Its Consequences; 4. The Expansion of the Irish in Newfoundland; 5. Further Restrictions on the Irish in Newfoundland; 6. Frays, Fights, Robberies, Riots and Disorderly Houses; 7. Liberty of Conscience for the Newfoundland Irish; 8. The Irish Convict Ship of 1789 [the Duke of Leinster, with the convicts being sent back on the brig Elizabeth]; 9. The Planned Irish Uprising of 1800; 10. The Newfoundland Irish in the 19th Century; 11. Faction Fights and Irish Support for an Elected Assembly; 12. Religion, Politics and the Newfoundland Irish; 13. Father Duffy and the St. Mary's Affair; 14. Political Turmoil and the Assaults on Henry Winton and Herman Lott; 15. Education for the Newfoundland Irish; 16. The Building of a Cathedral, Political Upheaval and the Harbour Grace Affray. With appendices, bibliography and index.