The Irish Mob

So what is Charles “Lucky” Luciano doing with three Irish Hoods? In 1926 they were all brought in for questioning for Felonious Assault. What it was in connection with was an attempted robbery of Charles haffman & Albert Levy. The Line up was Eddie Diamond, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Thomas “Fatty” Walsh & Charles “Lucky” Luciano.

This website is for educational purposes only, all information is as reliable as the sources it came from and not presented as undeniable facts, just a resource for helping readers look into the history of the Irish Mob. All images belong to their respective owners. From time to time there will be graphic content, such as crime scene’s etc.

I am an amateur writer and I research these stories from various sources and try to put together some interesting articles as a hobby. always did like the stories about the Mafia and eventually found my way into reading and learning about the Irish Mob, Whitey Bulger in particular and from there I start learning about other characters and writing about them.

What Is The Irish Mob?

The Irish Mob is the oldest organized crime group in the United States, in existence since the early 19th century. Originating in Irish American street gangs—depicted in Herbert Asbury’s 1928 book The Gangs of New York—the Irish Mob has appeared in most major U.S. cities, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Whats The Site About?

This website primarily charts the history of the Irish Mob, from its birth in New York to the rest of the U.S & beyond. The website charts the people, places, crimes and everything in between. From the Gangs of New York Era right through to Prohibition & beyond. There are a lot of crazy characters and even more stories. Be sure and check out the posts & stories.

The Latest Stories

Paul Castellano & The Westies

On this day, 16th December, was one of the most famous Mob hits of all time, the death of Mafia boss Paul Castellano. It was a significant event in Mob history, the death of a boss and the rise of another boss, John Gotti. But it was another murder would bring Paul...

Frank Hague The Boss of Jersey City

Frank Hague was born on January 17,1876, to Irish immigrants Margaret Fagen/Fagin and John Hague from County Cavan, the second of eight children. His father worked as a blacksmith and a bank guard. Frank Hague had grown up in the “Horse Shoe” section in Jersey City’s...

The Death of Bill “The Butcher”

William Poole better known as "Bill The Butcher” was a champion pugilist in 1855 when kicking, biting and eye-gouging were acceptable tactics and fighting to the death, meant just that. It was a time when challenging your opponent was issued out of pure hatred. When...

Baltimore’s Plug Uglies, Rip Rap’s & Election Violence

During the 1850s, political clubs with names like the Plug Uglies, Rip Raps, American Rattlers, and Blood Tubs formed in Baltimore, Maryland which earned it the nickname Mobtown largely due to the intimidation, riots, and murder. This was mainly due to Irish &...

The Molly Maguires & The Pennsylvania Miners Strike

The Molly Maguires were portrayed in a movie in the 1970's starring Sean Connery & Richard Harris, the story was based on true events, the Pennsylvanian Miners Strikes of the 1860's & 70's, they also featured in a song by the Irish folk band, The Dubliners....

Early Characters

The earliest recorded organised criminal gang in the United States was in 1825. They were based in one of the most notorious slums in the world at the time, The Five Points in New York’s Lower East Side.

Read about some of the craziest characters from the days of the Gangs of New York. People like Bill “The Butcher” Poole & John Morrissey, gangs like The Dead Rabbits, Whyos & Plug Uglies, places like Shang Drapers Dive Bar or Billy McGlory’s Armory Hall.

 

Prohibition

Prohibition in the United States was a ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The led to the Roaring 20’s & some of the best known characters in Mob History. It was the time of Speak Easy’s, Shoot Outs & Bootlegging.

Stories about legendary mobsters like Owney “The Killer” Madden, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll and more.

Stories from the Cotton Club to Mob Molls like Lottie Kreisberger & Kathryn Kelly, there is a huge amount to cover.

Egans Rats – The St. Louis Mob

Egan's Rats were an organized crime gang that had a considerable amount of power in St. Louis, Missouri from 1890's until 1924. The gangs criminal activity included bootlegging, labor slugging, voter intimidation, armed robbery, and murder. Although they were...

Charlotte “Lottie” Kreisberger / Coll

The quintessential mob moll, a street wise German Jewish girl Lottie Kreisberger was first Vincent Coll's girlfriend and later wife. She channeled Mad Dog Coll's aggression to terrorize New York—from innocent bystanders to bosses like Owney Madden & Dutch Schultz....

Prohibition ends in America on this day

On the 5th of December 1933, the National & Constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S comes to an end. Originally brought into law in 1920 and after 13 years the law was finally repealed. The...

Marion “Kiki” Roberts & Legs Diamond

Marion "Kiki" Roberts, real name Strasmick (Strasmich) was born in Boston in 1909. When she was young her dream was to become a star. She would also become involved with Jack "Legs" Diamond. When Marion was eight years old she came eighth place in a beauty contest in...

Egans Rats – The St. Louis Mob

Egan's Rats were an organized crime gang that had a considerable amount of power in St. Louis, Missouri from 1890's until 1924. The gangs criminal activity included bootlegging, labor slugging, voter intimidation, armed robbery, and murder. Although they were...

Legs Diamond & The Hotsy Totsy Club

After a shooting in Legs Diamond and his partner Charlie Entratta's speakeasy bar, The Hotsy Totsy Club at 1721 Broadway, between 54 & 55th Streets in New York City, where 1 died after being shot in the head and another died later in hospital after being shot...

Prohibition

Prohibition in the United States was a ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The led to the Roaring 20’s & some of the best known characters in Mob History. It was the time of Speak Easy’s, Shoot Outs & Bootlegging.

Stories about legendary mobsters like Owney “The Killer” Madden, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll and more.

Stories from the Cotton Club to Mob Molls like Lottie Kreisberger & Kathryn Kelly, there is a huge amount to cover.

Owney “The Killer” Madden – Leader of the Gopher Gang

When Madden assumed control of the Gopher Gang in Hell's Kitchen his territory stretched from below 42nd Street and along the lines of the Hudson Duster territory near the Hudson River. The Gophers and the Hudson Dusters were enemies and would frequently engage in...

Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll

Originally from Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland the Coll family emigrated in New York in 1909 Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll joined up with with Dutch Schultz‘s gang and quickly rose through the ranks; by the late 1920s, he was an enforcer and assassin for the gangster....

Billy McGlory’s Armory Hall

Billy McGlory opened McGlory's Armory Hall at 158 Hester Street in the late 1870s. It very quickly became a popular underworld hangout, frequented by thieves, pickpockets, and procurers throughout the old Fourth and Sixth Wards for nearly two decades.It was described...

Notorious

You will read about some of the most Notorious Names in Mob History on this website, Bosses, Hitmen and more. From New York to Chicago to Boston some of the biggest names all in one place.

From tough guys like Pat Nee from Boston to Jimmy Coonan, Mickey Featherstone & The Westies gang all the way to the biggest name of them all James “Whitey” Bulger, who was Boss for more than 20 years and went on the run for a further 16.

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