Celebrating Menlo Park’s Irish roots on St. Patricks Day

by Linda Hubbard on March 17, 2023

As we do each year, we look back on Menlo Park’s Irish roots on St. Patrick’s Day.

Menlo Park resident Patrick Killelea did some on-the-spot reporting about the Irish Menlough — from which Menlo Park got its name — during a trip to Ireland. Here’s his account from a post first published in 2011.

And here’s a 2010 post based on research done some 45 years ago by Stanley Pearce who was compiling a history of Menlo Park’s  Trinity Church and, in doing so, recorded the town’s earliest beginnings in a book Lift Up Your Hearts. He writes about the original Menlo Park Gate and the Irishmen D.J. Oliver and D.C. McGlynn.

Photo by Frances Freyberg (c) 2014

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