|Carney Street in Nashville|
"The Old Guy" from The Nashville Wanderin Around Blog says:
"One unique aspect of the parish is its connection to the “Irish Travelers.” This is a group of Irish immigrants of the mid-1800’s who have not assimilated into the American population as other ethnic groups have done over the years. Instead, this group remains clannish who live an itinerant lifestyle. Over the years, various families comprising the Irish Travelers would appear in the Nashville area to hold a common funeral for those who had died since the last gathering. Weddings and baptisms were performed as the gathering was equated to a family reunion. Times have changed and the Irish Travelers no longer roam the countryside by wagon but they will return at times to St. Patrick and renew their connection to the parish. The Irish Travelers have shown their appreciation for St. Patrick by donation of the Infant of Prague statue found in the church vestibule and the statue of Our Lady of Perpetual Hope."
|St. Patricks Catholic Church in Nashville|