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Latest Irish-American Heritage Month Stories

2012-03-19 10:22:57

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The first-ever ThanksUSA Irish-American Public Service Awards honoring Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and Governors Martin O'Malley (MD) and Bob McDonnell (VA) were celebrated during Irish-American Heritage month with touches of green and lilting melodies at Washington's famed Irish landmark, the Phoenix Park Hotel. On March 8, 2012, the three lawmakers, all of Irish-American heritage, were recognized for their outstanding public service...

2012-02-22 08:41:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as...