News Sections
Audio
Ireland, Indiana Ready For St. Patrick Day Celebrations
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(IRELAND) - Ireland, Indiana is the place to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day the weekend before the holiday.

The small town in Dubois County was actually founded by John Stuart, a Scot-Irish immigrant who became a veteran of the war of 1812 and settled in an area close to an place known as the Irish Settlement, home to many Presbyterian Irish immigrants.

Ireland Historical Society President Delbert Himsel is a descendant of Stuart and says John's son, James, donated part of his father's land to officially create the town of Ireland.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback