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The Emerald Isle offers visitors splendid countryside and ocean views, music and tales of leprechauns and a staple of Ireland, and one of the most popular items brought to America, the pub. But those of Irish ancestry say there is more to learn about their heritage.
Irish born-Oklahoman Philip Duffy plays his button accordion. STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER

Irish people in Oklahoma: Philip Duffy

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Philip Duffy came to America from Ireland when he was 19 years old. More than half a century later, he still looks, thinks and sounds like an Irishman.
With his light complexion and grey Donegal tweed cap, he looks the part. “It keeps my head warm,” he said, before conceding, “My daughter calls it a paddy cap.”

Irish culture in Oklahoma

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Oklahomans of Irish descent have many opportunities to be part of cultural events that are focused on the Irish culture. The popularity of Celtic music adds to several major festivals each year in Oklahoma.

Irish history in Oklahoma

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The earliest Irish settlers in Oklahoma were trappers and traders who arrived in the early 1800s. In time, they were joined by U.S Army soldiers stationed at forts throughout Indian Territory

Irish ancestry in Oklahoma statistics

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2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates for Oklahomans with Irish Ancestry



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