Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!
Although everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, numerous authentic Irish-American authors have called Ohio home! Here are just a tiny sample of authors with Irish heritage for you to explore. Click the links to find out more about each of them.
- George Condon (former resident, Lakewood; 1st generation Irish-American)
- Mary Dowling Daley (b. Lakewood; granddaughter of Irish immigrants)
- William Davis Gallagher (resident, Mt. Healthy; 1st generation Irish-American) Read Gallagher’s Miami Woods online.
- Ulysses S. Grant (grandson of Rachel Kelley, “daughter of an Irish pioneer”)
- Zane Grey (b. Zanesville; great-grandson of Irish immigrants)
- Richard Hague (b. Steubenville)
- William Hanley (b. Lorain) Check out NYPL’s collection of Hanley scripts!
- Lafcadio Hearn (Former resident, Cincinnati; Greek mother, Irish father)
- John Knoepfle (b. Cincinnati; Irish heritage on mother’s side)
- Jim Tully (b. near St. Mary’s; 1st generation Irish-American) Read Tully’s first novel, Emmett Lawler, online.
- P.J. O’Rourke (b. Toledo)
- Roger Zelazny (b. Euclid; Irish-American on his mother’s side)