With the approaching St. Patrick’s Day celebration comes memories of the Irish and their relevant Newport history. Newport was built on the backs of the Irish, from its grand architecture to the seasonal cleaning of the giant Waterford crystal chandeliers, and of course, the daily cooking which began in the early hours of every morning.

This is the famous Breakers estate, home of the Cornelius Vanderbilts, cornerstone example of the Gilded Age, built before income tax laws were passed. There are 30 rooms for the once mostly Irish servants on the third floor.

The Breakers – Newport

Newport, Rhode Island has been a mecca for the gilded age privileged and their ancestors since the early 19th century. Since that time the Irish servants (more…)