By: Keegan McGlachlin


Irish Americans are Irish people who came to the U.S.A as immigrants because things were hard in Ireland, their original home. The laws were one reason, because the laws made it hard for Irish Catholics (a type of religion) to own land. Also farmers had to pay rent for their land or else the farmer and his family would be kicked out of their home. People who didn't farm had to beg for food on the cold streets because they were pour, and they came to the U.S for money so they didn't have to be turned down.


  • St. Patricks Day; On March 17th, for the saint St. Patrick. Hence the name.
  • The Claddagh Ring; A symbol that represents love, friendship and loyalty
  • Irish Pubs; Made by many Irish Americans, mostly in New York, Boston, and Chicago, where the Irish unloaded from the docks.


  1. The first Irish Americans came when England had colonies
  2. They arrived at 1820-1860
  3. The Irish made up half of the immigrants coming to the USA
  4. Irish immigrant population is 7 times greater them the Ireland population.
  5. Their famous dance is the Irish Jig
Irish Dance Group - Irish Step Dancing (Riverdance) 2009
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Irish Scone Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen

  • 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 large egg


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

About Me

Hi I'm Keegan and I chose to do Irish Americans because I'm IRISH!!! My favorite things are... Sport: basketball Food: donut Animal: tiger BFF: ALLYSA! Now you know a little about me and why I chose this, thanks for reading!