Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has worked in radio and television for the past 40 years. After publishing his first book, Candy Men: The Story of Switzer’s Licorice, he adapted it into a special for St. Louis PBS. He’s also a working artist, exhibiting his woodcut prints in several St. Louis galleries. His name leaves little doubt as to his roots, and he thought it was time to write a book about the Irish in St. Louis.

Author John Mullen discusses his book 100 Things to Do on the Alabama Gulf Coast Before You Die.

With the parading and partying of St. Patrick’s Day behind us, the region’s Irish Americans can turn to a quieter — but still fascinating — form of tribute. It comes in a richly illustrated coffee-table book titled The Irish in

In 1819, an Irishman who’d settled in St. Louis sent a letter to his brother back in County Wexford. Anthony Doyle had invested in a lime quarry and a grocery store. He was feeling bullish about the New World —


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