The Irish in LA

Workers building the LA Aqueduct

Image courtesy of @LADWP

Starting with the careers of the earliest Irish who helped build Los Angeles; ranging from Andrew Boyle (memorialized in Boyle Heights) to William Mulholland (commemorated in Mulholland Drive), LMU’s Chancellor Michael Engh explores how Irish industrialists, engineers, entrepreneurs, nuns, priests, and activists helped to shape Los Angeles. Tracing the many ways the Irish have contributed to the city, Professor Engh asks whether it is time LA should be understood alongside Boston, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco as a city impacted by the Irish.

Monday, March 20, 2023 | 4 p.m.
Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000
Loyola Marymount University