Irish culture in the United States

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Coleman's Irish pub, Tipperary Hill, New York

Irish culture in America is widespread though not especially visible as such except on Saint Patrick's Day, when, it is said, "Every American is Irish."[1]

Most Irish who came to the United States settled in urban areas. Many of these neighborhoods retain aspects of Irish culture, especially around the local Catholic church.

Words and songs from Ireland have come into common American usage.

Recently, Irish dancing, which has existed in pockets in the U.S., has become popular as a stage performance, with dancers from Ireland touring the United States.[2]

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  1. ^ "CMLibrary: Reader's Club: Booklist - Celebrate the Irish!". Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Irish Contributions to the American Culture". Retrieved 2012-07-07.