Top of the Mornin'! March is Irish-American Heritage Month

At SEGI.TV, we believe it’s important to highlight and celebrate all diverse groups. So let's tip a Guinness or two and reflect and celebrate the unique history of Irish descendants.

Ireland is one of the world's most dynamic nations. Through world events including Europe's 16th century religious wars, and the French and American revolutions have defined the country over the course of its fascinating past.

Irish-American Heritage Month was first celebrated by proclamation of the President in 1991. The month-long recognition of the contributions of Irish immigrants is widely noted. Every realm of endeavor from steel-working to biotechnology to literature has been touch by Irish ingenuity.  

Some of the most distinguished writers over the last century were Irish: W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Frank O'Connor, Seán O'Faoláin, Seán O'Casey, Flann O'Brien, and Seamus Heaney. They and countless others make up an unsurpassable record of national and universal pride and appeal.  

March 17 commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and primarily celebrates the cultural heritage of the Irish as a whole. Historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which generated the holiday's much-loved tradition of pub-crawls and rollicking gatherings.  

We equally recognize and celebrate their resiliency and tenacity that overcame harsh realities that led to upended lives which accounts for the far and wide Irish diaspora.  

Join in the expression of cheer and high spirits the Irish are known for taking part in and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Emerald Isle.