Every South Shore town brags about luminaries who have lived or who currently reside in that town. The list is long and ranges from politicians, professionals, sports stars, tradesmen, and even the scandalous. Sometimes mixed with the Irish notables are ordinary people who accomplished much, yet others are people who worked on behalf of Irish causes though they had no claim to Irish heritage. We acknowledge here some whose names are writ large in South Shore Irish lore.

John Boyle O’Reilly

Peter Mehegan headshot

Peter Mehegan

Honey Fitz headshot

John F. Fitzgerald

James M Curley

James Michael Curley

Daniel Webster portrait

Daniel Webster

James Magee

James Magee

Patrick Keely portrait

Patrick Charles Keely

Ellen Kelly, a Bridget

“The Bridgets”

Maurice Tobin headshot

Maurice Tobin

Dr. Catherine B. Shannon

Catherine B. Shannon

Jeremiah Quinn

Jeremiah Quinn

silhouette of a man

Daniel Ward

Thomas Lawson portrait

Thomas Lawson

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.'s Navy portrait

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

William Moran

William Moran

Thomas Fitzgerald with others

Thomas F. Fitzgerald

Frederick Murphy headshot

Frederick C. Murphy

Genevieve Ash

Immigrant Workers

“The Laborers and Factory Workers”

Mary Toomey

Mary F. Toomey

charles logue at fenway opening day

Charles Logue