The definitive history of the Irish town of Melrose, Iowa
“My mother was only two weeks old when her family got to Monroe County. I often wonder how they made it, but of course they were Irish.”
In the nearly 40 years since BUT OF COURSE THEY WERE IRISH was first published, the book has become known as the Melrose Bible. It holds a place of honor, quickly referred to whenever a question arises about Melrose’s history and people.
THIRD EDITION — This edition contains all the same content as the original 1984 book.