This song, written as a mockery of the anti-Irish prejudice that met impoverished Irish immigrants in America become an anthem for Irish in the U.S. "Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan, but to me it is an honor to be called an Irish man."

This song, written as a mockery of the anti-Irish prejudice that met impoverished Irish immigrants in America become an anthem for Irish in the U.S. "Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan, but to me it is an honor to be called an Irish man."

JFK deeply wanted Irish freedom and told an audience of Irish Americans so | IrishCentral.com

JFK deeply wanted Irish freedom and told an audience of Irish Americans so | IrishCentral.com

During the early 19th century (and again in the early 20th too) there was a rise in "Nativism" in America; ironic as it seems it was essentially a defense of the WASP culture that had displaced the indigenous peoples and founded the nation. Catholics,and non-English speakers were especially feared. Immigrant Gaelic Irish, escaping war famine in Eire, became a prime target.

During the early 19th century (and again in the early 20th too) there was a rise in "Nativism" in America; ironic as it seems it was essentially a defense of the WASP culture that had displaced the indigenous peoples and founded the nation. Catholics,and non-English speakers were especially feared. Immigrant Gaelic Irish, escaping war famine in Eire, became a prime target.

Irish American Exorcist Says Exorcisms On The Rise

Irish American Exorcist Says Exorcisms On The Rise

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Irish American Bar

Irish American Bar

English country style interiors, interior design, modern English country style, interior design

English country style interiors, interior design, modern English country style, interior design

Have you got a wee bit o' irish in you? Celebrate your Irish heritage with these fun family history facts about Irish Americans from GenealogyBank.com

Have you got a wee bit o' irish in you? Celebrate your Irish heritage with these fun family history facts about Irish Americans from GenealogyBank.com

9 Most Important Irish American Moments of All Time

9 Most Important Irish American Moments of All Time

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