Everyone 'knows' that the nineteenth century Irish identified with their county of origin, if not also with the province in which that county was located. This also carried over to Lowell in the early nineteenth century as shown in the 1849 riot wherein the men and women from southern Ireland, the “Corkonians” fought a vigorous battle with the “Far Downers” of Connaught. This was occasioned by some old country rivalries which carried over to Lowell. However, the story of that riot is for another occasion. Today is a far different, 'fun' discovery.