The mission of LowellIrish is to collect and preserve the history and cultural materials, which document the presence of the Irish community in Lowell. As the first immigrant group in a city that continues to celebrate its immigrant past, LowellIrish will serve as an advocate to support a better understanding of the historical, political, religious, and social function the Irish played in the formation of the city.
Any readers who are familiar with Saint Patrick's Church, the Acre, or O'Donnell's Funeral Home will certainly know the Corcoran family. Dick and Mae Corcoran were well known and respected life-long members of St. Pat's, and many will remember their home on Wilder Street. They and their crew of kids were involved in every aspect of parish life, and many remain so today. This past St. Patrick's Day the Corcoran Clan was a major part of the musical program, "Everything Irish."