Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by PT Stewie, Mar 1, 2012.
Lift a pint and toast the brave hard men from Carbon County Pa. some of the first organized labor in America.......
St Patrick's day?
Bless you Stewie. May you and your family keep all things Irish alive.
I imagine that unless one passes this on generation to generation, it will fade.
Maire Brennan is an incredible voice and I love her work with Clannad!
Another Irish impact in the modern world. Boxers. There have been, and there are many Irish pro fighters.
It tells one about the Irish spirit. They will fight to the end for what they believe in. God Bless the Irish.
Irish boxer Matthew Macklin during a workout at the Trinity Boxing Club in New York a few days ago.
He is preparing for a bout with Sergio Gabriel Martinez from Argentina in Madison Square Garden.
When I saw the thread title I thought it was about "March Madness".
Btw, how many stones do you weigh, Stewie ?
"Maireann croi eadrom i bhfad."
A merry heart lives long.
Stewie and others represent Canada well, too ! Gee, we even have a province called Nova Scotia (New Scotland), and a Scotia Bank, too !
Irish have a long and rich history in Canada dating back centuries. The first recorded Irish presence in the area of present day Canada dates from 1536, when Irish fishermen from Cork travelled to Newfoundland.
After the permanent settlement in Newfoundland by Irish in early 19th century, overwhelmingly from Waterford, increased immigration of the Irish elsewhere in Canada began in the decades following the War of 1812. Between the years 1825 to 1845, 60% of all immigrants to Canada were Irish; in 1831 alone, some 34,000 arrived in Montreal.
But the peak period of entry of the Irish to Canada in terms of sheer numbers occurred in the 1830–50 period when 624,000 arrived, or 31,000 a year; smaller numbers arrived in Newfoundland. Besides Upper Canada (Ontario), the Maritime colonies of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, especially Saint John, were popular destinations.
Father of Confederation D'Arcy McGee
Large populations of people of Irish ethnicity live in many western countries, particularly in English-speaking countries.
Historically, emigration has been caused by politics, famine and economic issues. An estimated 50 to 80 million
people make up the Irish diaspora today, which includes Great Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada, Argentina,
Chile, Jamaica, Trinidadd, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, France, Germany and Brazil.
The largest number of people of Irish descent live in the United States—about ten times more than in Ireland itself.
What can I say other than I am glad the O'Briens and the MacHales came to Philadelphia
Missing carrots, Irish soda bread,and a pint of stout
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