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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 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: 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

Now Streaming: Belfast

Belfast"It is 1969 and 9-year-old Buddy finds his peaceful life disturbed as a national conflict is starting to brew in Northern Ireland: unionists and loyalists—mostly Protestants—want the country to remain within the United Kingdom, while nationalists and republicans—mostly Catholics—are campaigning for the country to join a united Ireland. As the tension between these two opposing forces escalates, he and his family must decide whether to stay, or move somewhere safe."

Rated PG-13

1 hour 38 minutes

SJR State students and employees can stream Belfast for free anytime online via Swank.