Ahh tis that time of year again

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by PT Stewie, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Irish
     
  2. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Lift a pint and toast the brave hard men from Carbon County Pa. some of the first organized labor in America.......
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    St Patrick's day?
     
  4. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Maire Brennan is an incredible voice and I love her work with Clannad!
     
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    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.

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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I saw the thread title I thought it was about "March Madness".
     
  8. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Btw, how many stones do you weigh, Stewie ?
     
  10. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    15 .5:st_patrick:
     
  11. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    "Maireann croi eadrom i bhfad."
    A merry heart lives long.
     
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    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.


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    Father of Confederation D'Arcy McGee
     
  13. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Excellent post.
    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.
     
  14. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    What can I say other than I am glad the O'Briens and the MacHales came to Philadelphia
     
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  15. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Welcome home......
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Spring training?
     
  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

  18. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  20. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Missing carrots, Irish soda bread,and a pint of stout