All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mexico' (10)


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Semmes and the San Patricios: 'Dishonored and Dishonorable'?

In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K of…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Cuimhin Linn - Nos Acordamos - Vivan Los San Patricios!

Each year, on September 12, Mexico pays tribute to the San Patricios at San Jacinto Plaza.in Mexico City. A Memorial Plaque was installed back in 1959 on the wall facing the plaza. The plaque was designed by Lorenzo…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments


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'Mrs. McGrath' and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoros

"Mrs. McGrath" is a song telling the story of a woman whose son enters the British…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Death of John Riley Revisited

By Michael Hogan, Ph.D.

Historian from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

John Riley, the twenty-eight year-old Irishman who is credited with organizing the San Patricio…

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Added by michael hogan on March 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

The True History of the San Patricios

One of the least-known stories of the Irish who came to America in the 1840s is that of the Irish battalion that fought on the Mexican side in the…

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Added by michael hogan on February 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

'Walls Along the Barricades' or Why Can't Protestants and Catholics Get Along?

A Book Review: "Walls – Travels Along The Barricades"

by Marcello Di Cintio

Soft…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

'The Irish Soldiers of Mexico' Reviewed

Here's a great review for Michael Hogan's…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Immigrant Dreams Founder Off Long Island

I look where the ship helplessly heads end on,

I hear the burst as she strikes,

I hear the howls of dismay,

They grow fainter and fainter.

– From "The Sleepers" by Walt Whitman…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

I Am Na hÉireann Agus Meicsiceo, Chomh Maith Le

Growing up Mexican and Irish, as well as Sicilian had its moments of light and shade. All three are a family-based culture so there was a great emphasis placed on family, loyalty, culture and history. Growing up in the Desert Southwest within a…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

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