ERIN GO BRAGH….. wear some green lads

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ERIN GO BRAGH

March 17th is right around the corner and yes we’ll be celebrating in Mexico…. What?  You think there’s no Irishmen here… well not many but there will be a commemoration in Mexico City and Puebla as there are monuments there honoring the “Saint Patricks Battallion”.

MONUMENT IN PUEBLA

MONUMENT IN MEXICO CITY

 

Who were they??

About 200 Irishmen who had immigrated to the U.S. in hopes of finding the    “American Dream” were recruited into the American Army and sent to Mexico to fight against the Mexicans in the Mexican American War. After getting to Mexico they realized they were fighting against people who were more like themselves and changed sides. At the end of the campaign as Chapultepec Castle fell they were hanged as traitors.

check out this ballad….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4BGrNrkbMU 

Have a Happy Saint Patricks Day…….   Kiss me I’m Irish !!!

An Irish Toast

 

Irish Proverb

An Irish Curse

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5 responses »

  1. Thank you for this post. It definitely put me in the mood to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And it’s nice to know I won’t be the only one celebrating. (It’s the one day a year that I celebrate being 1/4 Irish!)

  2. The Irish were common in the Spanish army, they loved being able to use their skills against the English. The history of the wars of independence in Latin America are littered with Irish names, many of the leaders were Irish born or their parents were.

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