© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling


Chauncey Olcott

The songwriter with his non-Irish setter

Ernest Ball

The man who co-wrote “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” wrote several other Irish ballads, including "Mother Machree."

Nativism in the Press

An anti-Irish cartoon from the 19th century

Anti-Irish Stereotypes

An 1867 cartoon

Irish Peasants

Poverty and famine forced 1.5 million Irish to immigrate to the America between 1846 and 1855.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Noodle's College Search