Dedicated to the Irish-Americans of Lowell March 17, 2011 by DickH Posted in Lowell, Culture 2 Comments The plaque on Cardinal O’Connell Parkway, photographed by Tony Sampas 2 Responses to Dedicated to the Irish-Americans of Lowell Marie says: March 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm As part of the group who gathered support and raised the money to commission this monument, I thank you for this photo. It was the wish of Mayor Leo Farley to have a monument commemorating the Irish who came to Lowell. I gave all the materials/memorabilia from those events and efforts to David McKeon for his St. Patrick’s Church archive. Bishop Rocco blessed the monument at a ceremony in 1977. Tony Sampas says: March 19, 2011 at 9:42 am Nice work. Strategically located between Cardinal O’Connell (1859-1944) and Lowell City Hall.