Unholy Irish History Bus Tour of St. Paul
Join the Irish Fair of Minnesota and Teresa McCormick for a fascinating walk back in time! Meet the bus at the Celtic Junction and tour the Unholy Irish roots of Saint Paul on a vintage bus provided by the MN Transportation Museum.
The Unholy Irish:
The early Irish of MN, the infamous, resourceful, innovative, oft-times criminal, but always creative Irish right here in our back yard. Yes, history of a sordid nature, the darker side in an earlier time where the Irish sought to make their way or turn a profit -- an 1830s murder, the OConnor System, the prominent, powerful Nettie Conley, gangsters and hideaways, harlots and hounds. Hear about a surprising 1860s imprisonment, mobsters, purity crusades, liquor patrols and frontier justice. See actual sites of social evil, crimes and corruption. A jam-packed, two-hour romp through unique and impressive history aboard a 1950s vintage bus with tour guide Teresa McCormick. Limited seating. Register by April 21.
Date: Sunday, April 23
Location: Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Physical Activity Level: Low. No hiking. Possibly disembark at specific sites for commentary or photos.
Sponsored by the Irish Fair of MN, Celtic Junction Arts Center, Culture Ireland and Emerald Real Estate in partnership with the Celtic Collaborative and the Minnesota Transportation Museum.
Celtic Junction (View)
836 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|