Mile High Magazine 09/03/2023 The Irish Network Colorado

Guest: Lisa Switzer President There are 14 chapters of Irish Networks around the country.  The Colorado chapter was incorporated 13 years ago.  The mission is to bring together Irish groups, Irish American Group and is a way to celebrate their Irish heritage.  The Leadville cemetery has an Evergreen section and there are many sunken and unmarked graves in the free catholic section.  In the mid 1800’s many immigrants moved the their area to help mine the cooper mines.  There are over 1,300 Irish and other immigrants buried in unmarked graves.  Most of the names on the list the The Irish Network Colorado has are of women and children.  The Irish Network Colorado reads 10 names of people’s names on their list at any event they have.  On September 16th, 2023 the Irish Network Colorado will have an event that will be unveiling of the artfully landscaped and curated Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial in the Catholic-free (pauper) section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2023   |   Runtime: 16:28