Irish American Cultural Heritage
Irish American Heritage Month was first nationally celebrated in March 1991 to recognize the history, achievements, and contributions of Irish Americans through Public Law 101-418. While Irish-Catholic immigrants did come to America during the 1700s, Ireland’s 1845 Potato Blight is widely credited for the influx of Irish immigration to America. Since then, the President and Congress of the United States have issued annual proclamations celebrating the over 31.5 million Americans of Irish ancestry (source from census.gov; loc.gov).
- Irish American Heritage Center
- The Irish Center of Southern California
- United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco
- Irish-Catholic Immigration to America
- Irish American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2023
- Irish-American Heritage Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide