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Looking at the Irish in Boston.

CLINTON - "Irish Need Not Apply," was a common sign over a century ago.

Local historian Christopher Daley will present a talk, "Irish Need Not Apply: A History of the Irish in Boston," on Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bigelow Free Public Library.

Daley received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bridgewater State University and is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System, in Kingston. He has been lecturing on historical topics throughout New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt.  for close to 20 years.

His talk will deal with the facets of the early Irish experience in Boston, beginning with the history of the indentured in·den·ture  
n.
1. A contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term. Often used in the plural.

2.
a. A document in duplicate having indented edges.

b.
 servants who came to Boston unwillingly in the mid-17th century, and continue to the eventual assimilation of the Irish into American culture.

Light refreshments re·fresh·ment  
n.
1. The act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.

2. Something, such as food or drink, that refreshes.

3. refreshments A snack or light meal and drinks.
 will be served. Call the library at (978) 365-4160 to register.
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