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By Janet Maher,John Wiehn

The exertions of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped position town at the map because the Brass Capital of the realm. within the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in mystery, yet ultimately attractive church buildings have been outfitted, attracting the main respected clergy in Connecticut. quickly Irish and Irish americans proven themselves as urban leaders and pros in the neighborhood. Dr. Charles A. Monagan was once a founding member of St. Mary�s health facility, whereas his son John later grew to become mayor. a few completed popularity via their excellence in activities, resembling Roger Connor, who held a long-standing list for profession domestic runs till it used to be damaged by way of Babe Ruth. specific study and oral histories from dwelling descendants carry to mild the awesome Waterbury Irish legacy.

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