Irish History

Irish in America Census Facts

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Did You Know?  32 million or 9.9% The number and percentage of U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2018. – 32 million Source: 2014-2018 American Community Survey 123,950 The number of foreign-born U.S. residents who reported Ireland as their birthplace in 2018. – 123,950 Source: 2014-2018 American Community Survey 470,277 The number of people living in […]

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Easter Rising April 11, 2020

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Easter Rising Commemoration April 11 Please be advised we have had to cancel this year’s AOH 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration in Anaheim due to health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus.   We ask that you share this information with the members of your respective divisions and anyone else you may have invited.  Additionally, we […]

Irish History

Irish in America

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The U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. […]

Irish History

Battle of Kinsale

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Christmas Eve 1601,The Battle Of Kinsale. The Irish Gaelic Chieftans Hugh O’Neill (Tír Eoghain) & Hugh Roe O’Donnell (Tír Chonaill) had been fighting the English since 1593 which became known as the nine years war. O’Neill had persuaded the Spanish King Phillip II and later King Phillip III to help the Irish cause, in June […]

Irish History

November 21, 1920

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By late 1920, Michael Collin’s squad had been very successful in taking out the G division of Dublin Castle. In response to this, the British set up a new spy network of intelligence officers most of whom had served in Egypt & Palestine during WW1, so they became known as the ‘Cairo Gang’. Fearing the […]