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2020 Observances

March is Irish-American Heritage Month and is defined by the Law Library of Congress as "a month to celebrate the contributions which Irish-Americans have made to the United States.For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Irish-American Heritage Month page.

Online Resources

Online Resources

Irish American History & Heritage at the Smithsonian Museum

Irish Music in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 

The Irish American Heritage Museum

Famous Irish American in the National Portrait Gallery

Irish America from IrishCentral.com - "IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world."

Annie Moore: First Immigrant through Ellis Island "When Ellis Island officially opened on January 1, 1892, the first passenger processed through the now world-famous immigration station was an Irish girl named Annie Moore."

Irish Immigration to America - A presentation from the Library of Congress

When America Despised the Irish: The 19th Century's Refugee Crisis  Article with links to more information created by the History Channel

Titles about Irish American History & Culture at the SJR State Library

Library Events, March 2020

Google Earth - Ireland

Come explore 7 unforgettable Irish landmarks :Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Blarney Stone & Blarney Castle, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Newgrange, The Giant's Causeway, and Skellig Island.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Room L-112
Campus: St. Augustine Campus

Reserve your spot! All are welcome to this free event!


Brand Irish: The Global Marketing of Irish TraditionsFilm Screening: Brand Irish: The Global Marketing of Irish Traditions

"Why is it that St Patrick's Day is the only national holiday that is celebrated in almost every country across the world? Why can Irish pubs be found from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe? It seems that nearly everybody on the planet has some sort of a connection to Ireland.

It's not because of the alcohol (although it's a factor for sure). It's not because of the outstanding quality of the food, or the loveable rogues of stage and screen. It's not due to the impressive business savvy, excellent education, or even down to the endless musical and literary talents that come of out the country.

It's because being Irish has become a brand; a best-selling, take-the-world-by-storm brand. And while they export many terrific products, their best export by far is their people. For such a tiny country, their impact on the world stage is massive. We examine the birth of brand Irish."

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat! All are welcome to this free event!