Irish Americans of Cleveland

History of the Cleveland Irish

Excerpts from Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland*

Life, Death and a Murder in the Angle

Take a step back in time to 1859 and read about the sensational murder of Rosa O'Malia in Irishtown Bend from the first issue of Crooked River, a publication of Cleveland State University's History Department. Immerse yourself in the daily life (and crime) in the Irishtown Bend neighborhood as viewed through the eyes of the witnesses, jury, and court.

Early Irish Neighborhoods in Cleveland

Other Irish Historical Sources

*Callihan, Nelson J., Hickey, William F. The Irish American and Their Communities in Cleveland. Cleveland: Cleveland State University, 1978.