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The Irish Connection to Fort Adams

 
 
The Irish Connection to Fort Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. The Irish Connection to Fort Adams Marker
Inscription.
Problem . . . Insufficient workforce to build a Fortress.

The solution would come from Ireland. Five hundred families came to not only escape famine and economic hardship, but here they obtained the freedoms they so longed for in their homeland.

Fort Adams is a main reason for Newport’s very substantial Irish population today.
 
Location. 41° 28.789′ N, 71° 20.209′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker can be reached from Fort Adams Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Adams. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defending Narragansett Bay (a few steps from this marker); Going Great Guns (a few steps from this marker); Returning Old Glory 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Defending Narragansett Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Life in Fort Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Fortress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Adams Foundation (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .
Marker Inside Fort Adams image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Marker Inside Fort Adams
 History of Fort Adams. Fort Adams State Park website. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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