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SJR State Library | Irish American Heritage Month

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: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide.

Online Resources

Irish American Heritage Month from the National Archives

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 Magazine from - "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 "On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore, a 15 year old girl from County Cork, became the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island."

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

Now Streaming: The Celtic Revival

Image of Celtic Sports Equipment

"The political tensions of the 19th century—from the Great Famine to Charles Stewart Parnell’s attempts to pass a Home Rule Bill—set the stage for the Celtic Revival. As you will discover, the interest in ancient Irish language, sports, and literature was far more than mere appreciation of past achievements."

Not Rated

31 minutes

SJR State students and employees can stream The Celtic Revival for free anytime online via Kanopy.