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THE EMINENT IRISH OF GREEN-WOOD
July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $20;$25
TROLLEY TOUR FEATURING THE ILLUSTRIOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EIRE WHO NOW REST IN PEACE IN GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY
Nineteenth-century Irish immigration contributed immeasurably to the rich tapestry of American culture. Green-Wood has its share of the illustrious sons and daughters of Eire. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, will explore these notable Irish, including copper magnate, Marcus Daly; India Ink manufacturer and American patriot, Charles Higgins; one-armed Civil War General, Thomas Sweeny (who retired from the U.S. military but went on to lead the Fenian invasion of Canada); Irish patriot Wolfe Tone’s widow and son; actress and mistress of the mighty, Lola Montez, and many more.
Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.